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.
Learning of Abraham as an important figure for each of the World's three great faith groups helps us to take a step or two back, then reassess our groups as FAMILY (Brotherhood) is... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent. It was good to learn about Abraham from the point of view of the three religions.Published 1 month ago by Joyce Sienkowski
This book gives "superficial" a bad reputation. If you want to feel good about Jews and Christians and Muslims, this is okay. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joel B. Gordon
Feiler is an outstanding writer who speaks to you through the pages of his
A great compliment to Rosenberg's "Abraham, the first Historical biography". Bruce Feiler has a lovely DVD series produced by PBS that goes with this book.Published 3 months ago by Lorraine H