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.
This is a well written narrative on the importance of Abraham to the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths. I read the whole book in one day, could not put it down. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Stuart Roberts
This is a wonderful exploration of the Story of Abraham utilizing Jewish, Muslim and Christian sources and scholars. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Peter D. Springberg
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 months ago by Sir Chazz
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 months ago by ignitor