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Walking the Bible

A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses

by Bruce Feiler

On Sale: 11/18/2014

Price: $17.99

Walking the Bible

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Walking the Bible

A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses

by Bruce Feiler

On Sale: 11/18/2014

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Price: $17.99

About the Book

Georgia Author of the Year Award--Nonfiction--Inspiration

One part adventure story, one part archaeological detective work, one part spiritual exploration, Walking the Bible is a fascinating, unprecedented journey — by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel — through the most famous stories ever told.

In his New York Times bestseller, Bruce Feiler tells the story of a personal quest. Feeling disconnected from the religious community he had known as a child, Feiler sets out on a perilous, 10,000-mile journey across the Middle East to discover the roots of the Bible. Traveling through three continents, five countries, and four war zones, Feiler attempts to answer the question: is the Bible just an abstraction, or is it a living, breathing entity with relevance to contemporary life?

Along with prominent Israeli archaeologist Avner Goren, Feiler explores the geography of the Bible, reading each story in its natural surroundings. Using the latest archeological research, he explores how physical location affects the larger narrative of the Bible and ultimately realizes how much these places, as well as his experience, have affected his faith.

Bruce Feiler is an award-winning author, journalist, and speaker. Feiler is a graduate of Yale and Cambridge Universities. He is a frequent contributor to NPR’s “All Things Considered,” a contributing editor for Gourmet, and has written for The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, USA Today, Esquire, and Conde Nast Traveler. He lives in New York City.

“An instant classic ... A pure joy to read.” — Washington Post Book World

Critical Praise

“An instant classic. . . . A pure joy to read.” - Washington Post Book World

“Smart and savvy, insightful and illuminating.” - Los Angeles Times

“An exciting, well-told story informed by Feiler’s boundless intellectual curiosity...[and] sense of adventure.” - Miami Herald

“An eloquently spiritual pilgrimage.” - Entertainment Weekly

“Feiler’s accomplishment, and it’s a profound one, is to confront his idea of God...” - San Francisco Chronicle

“An inspirational oasis. . . . From the barren land, Feiler emerges, like those whose paths he traces, renewed and transformed.” - People

“An enthusiastic travelogue…Feiler delivers a wealth of information in an accessible and entertaining format.” - New York Times Book Review

“[Feiler] is an excellent guide...He has...invested [this book] with a keen intellectual curiosity.” - New York Times

“Bruce Feiler went looking for proof. He learned that proof doesn’t matter.” - USA Today

“Evocative, descriptive, emotionally honest, and often funny.” - Christian Science Monitor

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062336507
  • ISBN 10: 0062336509
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 11/18/2014
  • Trimsize: 5.310 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 1.110 in (d)
  • Pages: 496
  • List Price: $17.99
  • BISAC1 : RELIGION / Antiquities & Archaeology
  • BISAC2 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BISAC3 : TRAVEL / Special Interest / Religious