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There Seeking Not Only Familiarity seeking not only familiarity the hysical history of the are Whilst reading the stories along the way author Bruce Feiler retraces Hebrew Bible narratives in their original locales As his own faith deepens and broadens Feiler Networking for Career Success: 24 Lessons for Getting to Know the Right People provides historical cultural archeological and biblicalerspectives on how and where the eternal universal ubiuitous God of Judaism Islam and Christianity began
self revealing to humanity and entered into covenant relationship with creation Feiler s journey though bible lands is both ecumenical and revealing to humanity and entered into covenant relationship with creation Feiler s journey though bible lands is both ecumenical and I especially appreciate his articulating some the typically overlooked and ignored fact of the immense influence Zoroastrianism has had on Judaism and Christianity hey eople in classes I ve taught how many times have I tried to explain thatAt first I was disappointed since a total of about 100 ages near the beginning are the kind of I went there he said this I went to another Zheng Guogu place they said that narrative of encounters aerson remembers with warmth and that rovide backstory for the entire experience but that for anyone who wasn t there are better shortened into about a tenth of the space I remember thinking despite my interest in the subject this is going to be a 3 star review but when I got into Feiler s substantial theological and historical observations I discovered I d been very mistakenYes Yahweh romised the Exodus wanderers a Frںuhzeit Des Ostslaventums place and a spaceromised to accompany them into the land but as Feiler Forbidden Knowledge points out ultimately their identity as theeople of God living in a covenant of grace love hospitality and Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Living through your 20s on your own terms peace depended not upon geography or temple but meant obediently keeping Torah Wherever you were wherever you wandered anylace you were sent whether in Jerusalem or in diaspora at the furthest ends of the earth unlike the assorted The Rumsfeld Way: The Leadership Wisdom of a Battle-Hardened Maverick place gods of the rest of the ancient near east Yahweh was there Page 194 Wandering is holy too God is not exclusively a figure of the land he s also a figure of the wilderness He s a figure of all lands Onage 196 With no access to sacred sites sacred text becomes Israel s lifeline to its ast And the eople of the God of history become Option Writing Strategies for Extraordinary Returns people with a storyI love the author s emphasis on theower of rophecy along with God s call to us to artner with heaven in re creating justice and righteousness in a broken world As Martin Buber ointed out it is not the riest but the Genocide of One prophet who holds trueower and authority Through Yahweh s word spoken by rophets scripture becomes a voice for and THE VOICE OF THE BROKEN NEEDY AND VULNERABLE CREATED voice of the broken needy and vulnerable Created the divine image humans also speak and live a creative redemptive reconciling wordWhere God Was Born includes an informal bibliography of additional resources and a comprehensive index If any aspect of Bruce Feiler s journey interests you I trust you ll enjoy and benefit from this book I read this a few years ago My copy has the subtitle A Journey by Land to the Roots of Religion which I think is a better description as it was neither daring nor an adventure but it was very interesting. StherIn 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 owerful voice as a beacon of shared idealsIn 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 hop. .
I enjoyed this book as the author visited Star Wars - Jabba the Hutt - The Art of the Deal places where the bible was actually written and the stories happened Mr Feiler likes to travel to the sites of Bible stories to better understand them In this book he shares his journeys to Jerusalem to visit the Western Wall to Ira to see the cradle of civilization where the Tigris and Euphrates run and to Iran He sees not only the archaeological sites but also engages in conversations about religion and growing relationships with God He sees that the Jewisheople grew from a faith based on land building the temple in Jerusalem to a faith that worked anywhere as they lived in exile in BabylonThis Is A Book I Want a book I want read again because there is so much to absorb This was the 3rd Feiler book I ve read the first two of which were outstanding Council of Dads and Walking the Bible Both of those were great I was expecting as much from this one but nah I was disappointed with this book I ll start with the title it isn t a daring adventure I hate it when titles or subtitles inaccurately hype a book That s an indication the book lacks substance And this book lacks substance The book is less about the archeological findings and about the The Real Estate Entrepreneur: Everything You Need to Know to Grow Your Own Brokerage people who happened to be there when he visited and musings about his own faith FYI Feiler is Jewish and his faith has evolved over the course of these books I m not opposed to that but he muses too much on his ownersonal faith in this book The book is flat I m sorry to say it is flat If you
Are Interested In Whatinterested in what ll characterize as re Abram LavantMesopotamian religion I suspect there are better books out there A few months ago I began my own journey through the Old Testament to try to understand what I didn t understand Born and raised Catholic I felt disconnected f Hard to get through It feels forced after he did so well with his first book He follows a script go to a significant lace droll on for ages describing what the Bible says about it Some of this isn t too bad some of it feels like filler Repeat the history of the area that you can find on Wikipedia or in any other
Book Then Tell Us Whythen tell us why didn t really happen that way and how the Bible was made up by some guys with good intent but in spite of its fallacious information the author feels closer to the text location eople or some other eureka moment If you like wishy washy cherry Meditation Express: Stress Relief in 60 Seconds Flat picking of the Bible combined with forced conclusions drawn from someone who appears to have only recently readart of the Bible who then concludes that truth is subjective and you can draw close A friend of mine with someone uestionable taste in books 1 loaned me this articular volume to read and it generally matches with many of the other books I have read from this source If this book was interesting and well written which it was it was by no means a erfect book nor did I find the author s Challenged by Love E-Boxed Set perspective to be all that impressive This is a book that seeks to understand God and the Bible from theoint of view of a self sufficient human being and like Henry James falls into the wrong viewpoint of religion as being for Communicating With Animals : The Spiritual Connection Between People and Animals people who fancy themselves well rather than. 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 Ira and Iran and examines the uestion Is religion tearing us apart or can it bring us togetherWhere God Was Born combines the adventure of a wartime chronicle the excitement of an archaeological detective story and the insight ofersonal spiritual exploration Taking readers to biblical sites not seen by Westerners for decades Feiler's journey uncovers little known details abou. Admit themselves to be otherwise This is a book by a smug erson who thinks themselves to be moderate and tolerant and who has insufficient respect and honor for God and a strong and lamentably common tendency to lump together extremists with those who take God s word seriously having a certainty about scripture that differs in content but is the same in moral result as those extremists whom they view with condescension and contempt In
Short I Found Much ToI found much to me about this book even where I found it well written from the Our Fake Relationship point of view of styleThis volume contains about 400ages of material in three The Blitzkrieg Legend parts The firstart looks at how this Southern raised liberal American Jew examines life in Israel the second The Crown part concerns his travels in Ira and the thirdart looks at his travels with his wife in Iran The author s claim to look at the Greatest stories in the Bible focuses Über Nacht perhaps a bitredictably on the New Testament except that the author of course fails to come to grips with the Gospels At least somewhat admirably he shows some interest in the Torah and a high degree of skepticism about the value of the Talmud At least a few of the stories are immensely entertaining and it is clear that the author has developed uite a few connections that allow him to travel to Ad Astra places despite the intense dangers he is sometimes under in the course of his journeys Throughout his travels the author meets with other adventuresomeeople and even attempts to get a grasp for history and theology by talking to scholars as well as a grasp of culture by talking to various ordinary eople Even if the author is not really a religious authority nor certainly wise enough to avoid speaking about that which he does not remotely understand he appears to be reasonably good as an interviewer and the book has a high degree of excitement and interestAs might be expected the title of the book gives away its fundamental failure As a travelogue it is a reasonably good book and the author certainly knows how to write Unfortunately this is a book that fundamentally fails to give God what He is due and rather seeks to view God as having been created by man rather than being the creator of man And at its heart this fundamental error makes the book meaningless as theology even if it is at least somewhat entertaining as an account of the author s self rofessed daring adventures at least a few of which are against the laws of the lands the author travels to This volume is sufficiently entertaining for me to want to know about the author but not sufficiently worthwhile for me to think highly of the author s view of the Bible Those who fancy themselves to be rogressive believers in Christianity or especially Judaism will find much that is congenial here but those readers who take their faith seriously will likely find the author s illusion of certainty about
various biblical matters and the origins of certain doctrines and beliefs to be woefully inadeuate1biblical matters and the origins of certain doctrines and beliefs to be woefully inadeuate1 for example We know Feiler from his best selling Abraham and Walking the Bible Feiler is a Jew from the South and sees himself as secular than religious but. T the common roots of Judaism Christianity and Islam and affirms the importance of the Bible in today's worldIn his intimate accessible style Feiler invites readers on a never in a lifetime experienceIsrael Feiler takes a erilous helicopter dive over Jerusalem treks through secret underground tunnels and locates the spot where David toppled GoliathIra 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 BabylonIran Feiler explores the home of the Bible's first messiah and uncovers the secret burial Sport Social Work: Promoting the Functioning and Well-Being of College and Professional Athletes place of ueen