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.
I ordered the paper back edition but ended up getting the hardcover. I needed the paper back because it had questioned I needed for school. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Charlie
Fascinating conversations with different individuals of all three faiths highlighting how a a tradition of inclusiveness can transform to one of violent exclusion. Read morePublished 3 days ago by ignitor
This book is a well rounded presentation about Abraham, the father of many nations. he examines that idea from the individual perspective. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Marilee Steele
This is an interesting book to read and find out how the different Religions think of Abraham. Most enlarge greatly on the myth in the Old Testament, not always siting fact but... Read morePublished 20 days ago by artist
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 2 months ago by Susan Parker
This is a fascinating book. I am grateful that I was introduced to a very thoughtful writer in Bruce feilerPublished 2 months ago by Pete Mackin