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Abraham was not originally the man he became. He was not an Israelite, he was not a Jew. He was not even a believer in God--at least initially. He was a traveler, called by some voice not entirely clear that said: Go, head to this land, walk along this route, and trust what you will find.
Feiler, a fifth-generation American Jew from the South, had felt no particular attachment to the Holy Land. Yet during his journey, Feiler's previously abstract faith grew more grounded. ("I began to feel a certain pull from the landscape.... It was a feeling of gravity. A feeling that I wanted to take off all my clothes and lie facedown in the soil.") Feiler's attentiveness, intelligence, and adventurousness enliven every page of this book. And the lessons he learned about the relationship between place and the spirit will be useful for readers of every religious tradition that finds its origins in the Bible. --Michael Joseph Gross
Part travelogue, part history lesson, part spiritual exercise this book will open your mind to the people and the lands of the Bible and bring it all into your today.Published 28 days ago by DW
A very interesting look at the connection between one Jew and the Holy Land - the actual, physical land, not the concept of Israel as a state.Published 29 days ago by Gamma
There are times when a book surprises you; you hoped it would be a good read, but you never expected it to be a great read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kevin E. Ruffcorn
This combines biblical readings, personal reflection, archeological evidence, and views of Jews and Muslims. I found it very interesting.Published 1 month ago by Solove Secat
I was not sure quite what to expect when choosing this book but I gained far more than I thought from taking the journey through the geography and history of the Jewish Bible's... Read morePublished 1 month ago by ENGLISH READER
Heavy into words and description that frequented me using the dictionary frequently. Definitely would have helped with visuals in the book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gerry C.