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Where God Was Born A Journey by Land to the Roots of Religion

ISBN-10: 0060574879

ISBN-13: 9780060574871

Edition: 2005

Authors: Bruce Feiler

List price: $26.95
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At a time when America debates its values and the world braces for religious war, Bruce Feiler, author of the New York Times bestsellers Walking the Bible and Abraham, travels ten thousand miles through the heart of the Middle East -- Israel, Iraq, and Iran -- and examines the question: Is religion tearing us apart ... or can it bring us together? Where God Was Born combines the adventure of a wartime chronicle, the excitement of an archaeological detective story, and the insight of personal spiritual exploration. Taking readers to biblical sites not seen by Westerners for decades, Feiler's journey uncovers little-known details about the common roots of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and affirms the importance of the Bible in today's world. In his intimate, accessible style, Feiler invites readers on a never-in-a-lifetime experience: Israel Feiler takes a perilous helicopter dive over Jerusalem, treks through secret underground tunnels, and locates the spot where David toppled Goliath. Iraq After being airlifted into Baghdad, Feiler visits the Garden of Eden and the birthplace of Abraham, and makes a life-threatening trip to the rivers of Babylon. Iran Feiler explores the home of the Bible's first messiah and uncovers the secret burial place of Queen Esther. In Where God Was Born, Feiler discovers that at the birth of Western religion, all faiths drew from one another and were open to coexistence. Feiler's bold realization is that the Bible argues for interfaith harmony. It cannot be ceded to one side in the debate over values. Feiler urges moderates to take back the Bible and use its powerful voice as a beacon of shared ideals. In his most ambitious work to date, Bruce Feiler has written a brave, uplifting story that stirs the deepest chords of our time. Where God Was Born offers a rare, universal vision of God that can inspire different faiths to an allegiance of hope.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/13/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Bruce Feiler (born October 25, 1964) is a writer on social issues and, particularly more recently, on religion. Feiler is a native of Savannah, Georgia, and now lives in New York City with his wife and children. His wife sometimes appears as a traveling companion in his books. Feiler completed his undergraduate degree at Yale University. His latest book, The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me, describes how after recieving a diagnosis of cancer, he asked six men from all phases of his life to be present through the phases of his young daughters� lives.

Introduction
Be Strong and Very Courageous
Land
Man of Blood
Your Throne Shall Be Established Forever
The House of the Lord
Exile
In the Garden of Eden
Come, Let Us Build Us a City
By the Rivers of Babylon
City of Peace
A Future with Hope
Diaspora
Let There Be Light
His Anointed One
A Crown of Beauty
Conclusion
With Gladness and Joy
O Give Thanks
Words of Peace and Truth