Walking the Bible

A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses

by Bruce Feiler

On Sale: 11/18/2014

Walking the Bible

A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses

by Bruce Feiler

On Sale: 11/18/2014

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Georgia Author of the Year Award--Nonfiction--Inspiration

About the Book

New York Times Bestseller

To tie into the six-part series Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler airing Summer, 2014, a reissue of the classic New York Times bestseller: one part adventure story, one part archaeological detective work, one part spiritual exploration, Walking the Bible is a fascinating, unprecedented journey--by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel--through the most famous stories ever told.

The first person ever to complete the perilous 10,000 mile journey across the inscrutable desert landscape of the Middle East, Bruce Feiler, a fifth generation Southern Jew, embarks upon a quest to reconnect with the stories of the Bible, and uncover fresh answers to profound questions. This inspiring personal odyssey through the most famous stories ever told, is at once a gripping adventure and burning spiritual quest. Accompanied by prominent Israeli archeologist Avner Goren, Feiler travels from Mount Ararat to Mount Nebo, witnessing actual Biblical sites—from the mountain where Noah’s Arc landed to the location of the burning bush—and gathers the latest archaeological research to draw some astounding conclusions about these places and his own faith, heritage and humanity’s enduring sense of wonder.

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Critical Praise

“An instant classic. . . . A pure joy to read.” - Washington Post Book World

“Smart and savvy, insightful and illuminating.” - Los Angeles Times

“An exciting, well-told story informed by Feiler’s boundless intellectual curiosity...[and] sense of adventure.” - Miami Herald

“An eloquently spiritual pilgrimage.” - Entertainment Weekly

“Feiler’s accomplishment, and it’s a profound one, is to confront his idea of God...” - San Francisco Chronicle

“An inspirational oasis. . . . From the barren land, Feiler emerges, like those whose paths he traces, renewed and transformed.” - People

“An enthusiastic travelogue…Feiler delivers a wealth of information in an accessible and entertaining format.” - New York Times Book Review

“[Feiler] is an excellent guide...He has...invested [this book] with a keen intellectual curiosity.” - New York Times

“Bruce Feiler went looking for proof. He learned that proof doesn’t matter.” - USA Today

“Evocative, descriptive, emotionally honest, and often funny.” - Christian Science Monitor

“Feiler, not unlike Mark Twain, brings a sharp sense of humor to the whole endeavor.” - Los Angeles Times

“A powerful and spiritual pilgrimage…in every way, marvelous if not indispensable reading for anyone remotely interested in the Torah.” - Chicago Sun-Times

“Feiler’s accomplishment, and it’s a profound one, is to confront his idea of God as spoken to him by the Bible...His trek through biblical history evolves into something far more fundamental, an intellectual and spiritual crusade to find common bond with the lands of his forebears.” - San Francisco Chronicle

“[Feiler] is an excellent guide and a worthy wrestler. He has put an enormous amount of information into this book and has invested it with a keen intellectaul curiosity.” - New York Times

“Evocative, descriptive, emotionally honest, and often funny...Feiler’s most compelling writing is by far about the desert. For anyone wanting to know something of its terrifying strangeness, haunting beauty, and stark spirituality, as well as its possibilities for the future of Israel and the region.” - Christian Science Monitor

“Ranks among the great spiritual autobiographies...Feiler, a superb narrartor and storyteller with a gentle, ironic sense of humor, also possesses a potent intellect that at moments blazes forth, illuminating everything in its path.” - Washington Post Book World

“The perfect read for people who are interested in the Bible and the Middle East.” - Jerusalem Post

“Anyone who cares about the Bible or history or mankind should be grateful to bruce Feiler. His curiosity is prodigious, his intellect sharp, his legs willing to climb and climb.” - Stephen J. Dubner, author of Turbulent Souls

“An engrossing story...Anyone planning to visit the Middle East should definitely take at least two books with them-the Bible and this one.” - Calgary Herald

“A work of magic...[succeeds] in making the Bible exciting.” - Angelican Herald

“Goren and Feiler make for two of the most entertaining traveling buddies since Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.” - San Francisco Jewish Bulletin

“Walking The Bible is armchair reading with a spiritual bent...Feiler writes with a sense of poetry about the land.” - The Jewish Week

“This book belongs on the shelves next to the classics.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Anyone planning to visit the Middle East should take two books with them--the Bible and this one.” - Calgary Herald

“How on earth did Bruce Feiler come up with so many new, insightful, witty, and touching things to say...?” - Melissa Fay Greene, author of Praying for Sheetrock

“Full of wonder and awe, yet written from a perspective of reasoned inquiry.” - Booklist (*starred review)

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062336507
  • ISBN 10: 0062336509
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 11/18/2014
  • Pages: 496
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : RELIGION / Antiquities & Archaeology
  • BISAC2 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BISAC3 : RELIGION / Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / Old Testament

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