Abraham by Bruce Feiler audiobook

Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths

By Bruce Feiler
Read by Bruce Feiler

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5.82 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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A New York Times bestseller

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An exquisitely written journey…100 percent engaging.”  Boston Globe
“A winning mix of insight, passion, and historical research…provides a basis for fostering genuine communication.”  Christian Science Monitor
“Feiler’s pluralistic view of this pivotal figure is intriguing.” Washington Post Book World 
“Engaging, accessible.” Miami Herald 
“Feiler’s combination of journalism, commentary and self-discovery tells the reader volumes about humankind.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution 
“Fascinating…An intriguing page turner.”  St. Petersburg Times 
“Captures the beauty and desolation of the landscape, the tension of its shared holy places.” Oregonian 
More important than Feiler's masterful wordsmithing is his passionate engagement of the subject matter. Italics are everywhere, yet they don’t feel overused; Feiler has a keen sense of what is at stake when these three religions claim Abraham as their father. This is a joy to read.”  Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Like his hugely popular Walking the Bible, Feiler keeps our interest by mixing theological meditation with adventurous travelogue and sly wit. And this quietly brilliant examination of Abraham, which begins as part lit-crit thesis and part theological treatise, becomes, in the end, a passionate and prayerful argument for peace between faiths.”  Booklist (starred review)
“Anyone seeking to understand the roots of tension in the Middle East need look no further than the final half of this book, where Feiler interprets the meaning of Abraham as seen through the prism of each religion. Surprisingly, the book is as entertaining as it is thoughtful: Feiler is a masterful writer with a warm, humorous voice, a dazzling way with metaphors, and an underlying intelligence that comes through in every passage. Abraham deserves the highest of recommendations.”  Amazon.com, editorial review 
“Looking to reconcile the three monotheistic religions, the author of the best-selling Walking the Bible goes on a journey (literally slogging through the desert) to uncover their shared progenitor.” Library Journal
”A vivid and discerning tour through a land that reflects this epochal figure’s life of exile, questioning…and faith.” Kirkus Reviews  
“An engaging, timely book.” Book Magazine 
“A thoughtful combination of theology, history and travel writing.”  Austin American-Statesman 
“Scrupulously fair in reporting the thinking of all of the traditions…Appealing.” Nashville Tennessean 
“A heartrending journey…Fascinating.” Colorado Springs Gazette  

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Author Bio: Bruce Feiler

Author Bio: Bruce Feiler

Bruce Feiler is a columnist on contemporary families for the New York Times and is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including Walking the Bible, Abraham, and The Council of Dads. He is the writer-presenter of the PBS series Walking the Bible and Sacred Journeys. A frequent commentator on modern life on radio and television, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English