Walking the Bible

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Bruce Feiler
Narrator: Bruce Feiler
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Bibles, Travel, Middle East
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: December 2003
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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One part adventure story, one part archaeological detective work, one part spiritual exploration, Walking The Bible vividly recounts an inspiring personal odyssey -- by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel -- through the greatest stories ever told.

Feeling a desire to reconnect to the Bible, award-winning author Bruce Feiler set out on a perilous, 10,000-mile journey retracing the Five Books of Moses through the desert. Traveling over three continents, through five countries, and four war zones, Feiler is the first person to complete such a historic expedition. He crosses the Red Sea, climbs Mt. Sinai, and interviews bedouin and pilgrims alike, as he attempts to answer the question: Is the Bible just an abstraction, or is it a living, breathing entity?

Both a pulse-pounding adventure and an uplifting spiritual quest, Bruce Feiler's Walking the Bible is a stunning and elevating work of courage, scholarship, and heart that revisits the inscrutable desert landscape where the world's great religions were born -- and uncovers fresh answers to the most profound questions of the human spirit.

Reviews (7)


Written by Kathy on November 2nd, 2010

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The premise of this book is fascinating, and so are the author's experiences and revelations. However, they should have hired a professional to read it rather than the author himself as he has a rather irritating habit of making simple declarative sentences sound like questions.

Walking the Bible

Written by Anonymous from Anaheim, CA on August 29th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Very disapointing. Boring narration and boring details. I was hoping to live the bible and walk through history.

A feel-good look at the Bible

Written by Mandi Chestler on April 11th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Mr. Feiler did the footwork for us--literally. Since most of us can't visit these miraculous places ourselves, this is a good way to feel like you are actually there, too. Passionate, easy to listen to, and entertaining.

Walking the Bible

Written by Jeff H on March 8th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 2/5

More appropriately titled "Walking the Old Testament", Feller gives a interesting account of the patriarchal landscape. As a Christian, however, I find it disconcerting that one can refer to "the Bible" and be disconnected from the New Testament. I should have read the description better because I was waiting for the ultimate journey to the Cross.

Walking the Bible

Written by Dapa_Roye from Orange, CA on January 31st, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

As usual I enjoyed the author's, Bruce Feiler, reading of his own work. This book was more a historic look at biblical places in the bible than exploring the bible itself so I was a bit disappointed. But it was interesting and I am glad I heard it and I would recommend this and any book by Bruce Feiler.

Walking the bible

Written by IAH from arlington, TX on January 11th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Very interesting perspective on the bible as an historical event

Good book for historical biblical links

Written by Christopher Chenard on December 14th, 2004

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I would prefer to give this book 3.5 stars since I would recommend it. Bruce does not proselytize but does provide an opportunity for those interested in investigating spiritual journeys. I enjoyed this from an historical perspective. The most interesting thing in the book was Bruce's relating of the Jewish interpretation of Abraham's sacrifice to the Muslim interpretation. Helps to shed light on current conflicts.

Author Details

Author Details

Feiler, Bruce

"Bruce Feiler is the New York Times bestselling author of Walking the Bible, Learning to Bow, Looking for Class, and Under the Big Top. A frequent contributor to NPR's All Things Considered, and contributing editor for Gourmet he writes regularly about American music for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and other publications, and recieved international acclaim for his influential cover story in The New Republic, ""Gone Country."" A native of Savannah, Georgia, Mr. Feiler is a graduate of Yale and Cambridge Universities, and now divides his time between Nashville and New York."