Anyone seeking to understand the roots of tension in the Middle East need look no further than the final half of this book, where Feiler interprets the meaning of Abraham as seen through the prism of each religion. Surprisingly, the book is as entertaining as it is thoughtful: Feiler is a masterful writer with a warm, humorous voice, a dazzling way with metaphors, and an underlying intelligence that comes through in every passage. Abraham deserves the highest of recommendations. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Not only was it an interesting book, but very easy to read.
Abraham is the great progenitor of the world's three interrelated but independent monotheistic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Indeed, Fieler makes a little too much of the fact that there is no archaeological evidence that Abraham ever existed.
Bruce does a wonderful job explaining how and why each of the 3 maor relgions claim Abraham as their own and their source. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lester Browne
Guess I wanted more about the countries visited and the locations in which the history took place. Well written and very readable, just not quite what I was hoping for.Published 1 month ago by Susan Parker
This is a fascinating book. I am grateful that I was introduced to a very thoughtful writer in Bruce feilerPublished 1 month ago by Pete Mackin
The book is in wonderful shape and arrived promptly.
ABRAHAM is very enjoyable. It is interesting to see one story from three different points of view and interpretation. Read more
Abraham, is told with a fresh engaging perspective. If you want a story that will make you think this is a good one. I enjoyed every minute!Published 2 months ago by Pamela Hoffman
As always Bruce Feiler's Abraham gives the reader a feel for time and place as he informs in clear, easy to understand terms this fascinating history of the father of the Jewish,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Roland B.
Having just returned from Israel and Jordan, I have a clearer understanding of the tensions there, the passion for each faith represented, the sense both fear and calm that the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by David Wallace