Walking the Bible: A Photographic Journey

Walking the Bible: A Photographic Journey

by Bruce Feiler
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Walking the Bible: A Photographic Journey by Bruce Feiler

Its stories may be the best known in the world, but its locations have long been a mystery. Where did Noah's ark land? Where did Moses receive the Ten Commandments? Where are the lost cities of Sodom and Gomorrah? Now, in Walking the Bible: A Photographic Journey, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler offers an unprecedented heart-stirring adventure through the landscape of some of history's most storied events.

Featuring Bruce Feiler's own photography as well as his selections from professional collections, Walking the Bible: A Photographic Journey brings together breathtaking vistas, intimate portraits, and fascinating panoramas, providing firsthand access to the inscrutable land where three of the world's great religions were born—and finally puts a face on the stories that have long inspired the human spirit.

Over several years, Feiler traveled nearly ten thousand miles through the deserts of the Middle East, which led first to his runaway national bestseller Walking the Bible. This new illustrated book follows his route, offering a thrilling photographic voyage through the actual places of some of the Bible's most memorable events—from the heights of Mount Ararat, where Noah's ark landed, to the desert outpost in Turkey, where Abraham first heard the words of God, to the summit where Moses overlooked the Promised Land.

Walking the Bible: A Photographic Journey chronicles a landscape that nurtured the relationship between humans and the divine, breathing new meaning into stories that have been a timeless source of inspiration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060799045
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/25/2005
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 10.38(w) x 11.18(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Bruce Feiler is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including Abraham, Where God Was Born, America's Prophet, The Council of Dads, and The Secrets of Happy Families. He is a columnist for the New York Times, a popular lecturer, and a frequent commentator on radio and television. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

October 25, 1964

Place of Birth:

Savannah, Georgia

Education:

B.A., Yale University, 1987; M.Phil. in international relations, Cambridge University, 1991

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for a Christmas present for my boss. He was absolutely pleased! He remarked on the superb photography and how he has enjoyed reading the acompanying commentary. The book was very well received and I am so glad he enjoyed his gift. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in either photography,the bible or both.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This documentary of Bruce Feiler's journey through the Bible commands your attention throughout the book. He offers interesting insight that I myself hadn't thought of. Not only is it a very interesting analysis of ancient days, but I really enjoyed the thoughts he had on the modern-day history as well.
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heidiastle_23 More than 1 year ago
Walking the Bible is an interesting account of a journey through the biblical sites of the Five Books of Moses. Feiler begins his journey not to grow closer to God, if (in his thinking) there even is a God, but to strengthen his ties and connect to the Bible.
As he sets off in his pilgrimage we begin to be exposed to his engaging writing. Feiler's unique writing style is always entertaining, and the way he presents all the information is very well crafted. I am amazed at his ability, since such a familiar and historically rich topic could easily present the mass amount of information in a way that would leave the reader feeling like its a textbook, or needing to take a break. Feiler uses humor, great analogies, and wonderful comparisons to bring his points across and it is an overall joy to read. While on his pilgrimage, he becomes acquainted with many knowledgeable historians and gives a numerous account of different perspectives on how the events in the Bible happened. As we watch his process of coming up with his ideas, the reader is also doing the same thing while being entertained as well. Its a wonderful book to read, full of extremely interesting insights, and never once did I lose interest while I was reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Walking the Bible, a book written by Bruce Feiler, ¿walks¿ readers through the stories in the first five books of the Bible. Feiler goes in search of truth and a better understanding, but comes back with so much more. He wants to know where Noah¿s arc landed and where Moses and the Israelites were led in the wilderness. What did they do during those forty years? Feiler answers all of these questions and more along the way through interviews and research. His use of food imagery takes you along on the journey walking the same path the Biblical heroes walked. Feiler also likes to add in humor on occasion to keep the reader interested. I greatly appreciated this. He does a great job at keeping the reader engaged, especially while on an interesting tangent. On the other hand, I still found myself dosing off during other slow parts of the book. None the less, this was a good book that I think others should read. He presents many views that you may or may not agree with, but he at least makes you think about things that you may have never thought about otherwise. Read along and learn the history behind the faith.