Abraham by Bruce Feiler
A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths

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In this timely, provocative, and uplifting journey, the bestselling author of Walking the Bible searches for the man at the heart of the world's three monotheistic religions -- and today's deadliest conflicts.

At a moment when the world is asking, “Can the religions get along?” one figure stands out as the shared ancestor of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. One man holds the key to our deepest fears -- and our possible reconciliation. Abraham.

Bruce Feiler set out on a personal quest to better understand our common patriarch. Traveling in war zones, climbing through caves and ancient shrines, and sitting down with the world's leading religious minds, Feiler uncovers fascinating, little-known details of the man who defines faith for half the world.

Both immediate and timeless, Abraham is a powerful, universal story, the first-ever interfaith portrait of the man God chose to be his partner. Thoughtful and inspiring, it offers a rare vision of hope that will redefine what we think about our neighbors, our future, and ourselves.

 

About Bruce Feiler

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Bruce Feiler is the author of five consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including Walking the Bible, Abraham, and America's Prophet. He writes the "This Life" column for the New York Times and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 272 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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In the end, Feiler embraces another Abraham: “a bridge between humanity and the divine, who demonstrates the example of what it means to be faithful but who also delivers to us God’s blessing on earth.” A vivid and discerning tour through a land that reflects this epochal figure’s life of exile, ...

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Particularly fascinating are Feiler's discussions of how the three religious traditions invented stories about Abraham to supplement the rather skeletal canonical version—and even borrowed these stories from one another, as when Muslim traditions about Abraham and Ishmael began appearing in eight...

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Timely and thought provoking, Bruce Feiler's ABRAHAM explores not only the person of Abraham but his role in the history, theology and contemporary thought in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

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