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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.
Very disapointing. Boring narration and boring details. I was hoping to live the bible and walk through history.
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.
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.
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.
Very interesting perspective on the bible as an historical event
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.
"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."