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  • Author:
    Bruce Feiler
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    0060574879
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    978-0060574871
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    William Morrow; 1ST edition (September 13, 2005)
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    416 pages
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Where God Was Born: A Daring Adventure Through the Bible'. view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Feiler takes the position that the Jewish exile to Babylon was quite beneficial in the long run.

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Where God Was Born book. 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

Where God Was Born book. At a time when America debates its values and the world braces. 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 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. In his most ambitious work to date, Bruce Feiler has written a brave, uplifting story that stirs the deepest chords of our time

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A journey by land to. who gives me the courage to go forth. The Book of Joshua begins the second major section of biblical books, the Prophets, which follow the five books of the Torah, Genesis through Deuteronomy. The story opens with God addressing Joshua, Moses’ aide who has risen to leader of the tribes. My servant Moses is dead.

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We don't know where Eden was. As Feiler himself notes in his earlier book "Walking the Bible . The contradictions in Feiler's book are nowhere more apparent than when he turns to the current American-led occupation of Iraq

The contradictions in Feiler's book are nowhere more apparent than when he turns to the current American-led occupation of Iraq. Having posited a global war "between the pluralist West and Islamic extremism," Feiler is forced to defend the invasion as a nobly executed cause.

Is Religion Tearing Us Apart. He also traces Zoroastrian influences to the Abrahamic religions to this period. Or Can it Bring Us Together? Where God Was Born combines the adventure of a wartime chronicle and an archaeological detective story with an inspiring journey of spiritual exploration. Taking readers to biblical sites not seen by Westerners for decades, it 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 the end, Feiler finds in the Bible a blueprint for religious tolerance and understanding that could be followed today. Othemts, March 26, 2014.

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Feiler was interviewed at the New York Times Great Read in the Park about his book Where God Was Born: A Journey by Land to the Roots of Religion, published by William Morrow. He discussed retracing the second half of the bible in Israel, Iran and Iraq. He said that the book describes a 10,000-mile journey he made starting in Iraq. Mr. Feiler said that if people go back to the time of the Bible, many of the world’s problems of today could be solved. People in this video. Bruce S. Feiler Author. Hosting Organization.

A Journey by Land to the Roots of Religion. Where God Was Born observes that at the birth moment of the biblical religions, all of the faiths took from one another, exchanged ideas, recognized their commonalities, and were open to peaceful coexistence. People Who Liked Where God Was Born Also Liked These Free Titles: Facing Up to Evil in an Age of Genocide and Terror by Os Guinness.

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.


Jogas
This audiobook, read by the author, is entertaining and light-hearted enough to make for easy listening. You don't have to prepare yourself for a lecture. The author weaves various historical information and present-day observations into his unique travelogue. He shares his thought processes, giving travel experiences with biblical commentary. Caution: I don't know about the author's relative correctness on biblical commentary as I'm not a biblical scholar.

Long after listening to the book, there are parts I still think about. I liked Feiler's description of Jericho and the battle of Jericho. As per the story, one wonders what the residents of Jericho did to deserve utter annihilation, with the killing of every man, woman and child. At this stage, Feiler was with Yoram Yair, one of the most decorated generals in Israel's history, who described the psychological effect of the marching around the walled city before destroying it. One can never think of Jericho the same way again. Feiler reflects on the problem of a people that can only establish a homeland by destroying the local inhabitants to achieve it.

Feiler also describes David (later King David) in a very unique way. One tends to think of David from the scriptures as a man after God's heart. With the background and perspective of Feiler, one cannot only never think of David the same way again, but one is drawn into reflection of what attributes win God's heart.

Later Feiler travels in Iraq and goes to the ruins of the Great Ziggurat of Ur. I would love to visit this place. The temple was built in the 21st century BC and as he describes it, the top is gone but it is still a massive structure. This very early city-state emerged as a local power so long ago because, it is believed, they mastered irrigation techniques that provided agricultural productivity. And this is supposed to be where Abraham came from. The geography has changed a great deal over time as have the locations of the great rivers, and thus one cannot see what the ancients saw.

Feiler then goes to the ruins of Babylon and explains how Babylon became a nation-state. He explains what made Babylon unique and powerful. Feiler takes the position that the Jewish exile to Babylon was quite beneficial in the long run. Later he and his wife visit Iran to experience the ancient ruins of the city of King Cyrus, who ruled an actual empire. Feiler seems to have nothing but positive things to say about the manner in which King Cyrus ruled.

This is an entertaining travel book with many anecdotal observations. If Feiler has an agenda or if he is not correct in his religious perspectives, it doesn't matter to me. I found the book informative and entertaining.
Zeueli
I teach Sunday School--this year Old Testament. What a wonderful perspective. Actually, perspectiveS. I love the inter-religious conversations with experts in the topic who had different views. Really broadened my understanding of the ancient covenant peoples.
I_LOVE_228
A slow and overdone beginning soon morphs into a fascinating narrative of discovery by a man in search of his culture's ancient roots and the significance of his Jewish past. Join in this tour of myths and facts spread across the deserts, ruins and dusty towns of the Middle East and southwest Asia for a look at from where and why the most important foundations of Judaism, Christianity and Islam were laid down.
playboy
Very interesting exploration and discussion with current people of the land. Author's goal seems to be the bringing together of all the region to peace and acceptance of each other religion.
CopamHuk
Bruce Feiler has written several books similar to this, and they're all excellent reading. You almost feel like you're there with him.
Kare
I am a fan of Bruce Feiler, so I started out anticipating an enjoyable book and he delivered. In a sense, it is an update of his first big seller about "Walking the Bible." There is new material here because it is a new trip. But there is a sense of deja vu in that he seems to be hitting the same general locales with a similar theme of bringing to life the Hebrew Scripture, its sites and its people. But it has enough newness to make it very readable.

He does a good job of weaving current archeological finds into the narrative and addressing the big issue of competing digs in and around Jerusalem.

I tend to read scripture, both New and Old,with a questioning mind. Feiler does the same, showing that this trip is as much a spiritual journey as a physical (and sometimes dangerous) adventure.

This is a fast read, but thoughtful nevertheless. As one who has visited Israel, I found his descriptions written in such a way that I could visualize the locale from my mental pictures and recollections.

Would recommend this to anyone interested in the topic.
Wetiwavas
Have read a number of his books, "Abraham" being the best, but this one seems a bit thrown together. Also, as a book on CD, Feiler is not the best reader. Should have used someone with spoken word performance background.
This was a book several of us read for a Bible study class. It was interesting to read. It was certainly easy and entertaining while reading. I think it is one of those that a person can return to at another time and continue to learn something from it. It was especially good as a study because of everyone's opinions and experiences that entered into the learning.