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3.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 53.72 out of 5 3.72 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bruce Feiler Narrator: Bruce Feiler Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2003 ISBN:
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One part adventure story, one part archaeological detective work, one part spiritual exploration, Walking the Bible vividly recounts an inspiring personal odyssey (by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel) through the greatest stories ever told.

Feeling a desire to reconnect to the Bible, award-winning author Bruce Feiler set out on a perilous, 10,000-mile journey retracing the Five Books of Moses through the desert. Traveling over three continents, through five countries, and four war zones, Feiler is the first person to complete such a historic expedition. He crosses the Red Sea, climbs Mt. Sinai, and interviews Bedouin and pilgrims alike, as he attempts to answer the question: Is the Bible just an abstraction, or is it a living, breathing entity?

Both a pulse-pounding adventure and an uplifting spiritual quest, Bruce Feiler's Walking the Bible is a stunning and elevating work of courage, scholarship, and heart that revisits the inscrutable desert landscape where the world's great religions were born and uncovers fresh answers to the most profound questions of the human spirit. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 2/16/2014

    " Very interesting look at Biblical history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jin | 2/15/2014

    " Great book.. Really inspiring.. Makes you want to just take his journey and experience the desert. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 1/26/2014

    " I found the book fascinating. It is an interesting description of the setting of the 5 books of Moses but the authors walk back to his Jewish faith is also interesting to follow. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 1/25/2014

    " The author clearly is a fantastic writer, and I enjoyed the travel narrative aspects of the book very much. He tromps around some fascinating parts of the Middle East, including Petra in Jordan, a tiny monastery in the Sinai, and various sites in Israel. But that wasn't enough to retain my interest, because--and I should have known this would be a problem--I don't care about the Bible. I have no personal stake in whether Abraham existed, let alone whether he could have been at a particular place in a particular time. So I could imagine many people loving this book--and they do--but it wasn't for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin Schoffstall | 1/19/2014

    " Great travel book with geographical and textual insights "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 1/8/2014

    " A really interesting approach to the Pentateuch. Bruce Feiler traces the major events from the Five Books of Moses (the first five books in the Hebrew Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy), traveling through Mesopotamia (modern Turkey), Canaan (modern Israel), Egypt, Sinai, and Moab (modern Jordan). He writes in a very engaging way about both the biblical stories and the modern situations in the places he visits. A fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 1/1/2014

    " Somehow, the author has managed to make fascinating information downright boring. I might finish this, if I ever simultaneously have the time and inclination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonna | 12/29/2013

    " I read this back in 2002. Retracing five books of Moses - Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Abraham, Issac, Jacob and Moses, Joshua. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 12/27/2013

    " This was interesting, as he tells what he sees & feels during his walk through old testament Bible times. I'm not sure about some of his conclusions, but it was worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudia Jordan | 12/14/2013

    " not as insightful as I had hoped "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 12/11/2013

    " Sometimes I felt like it was driving the Bible and occasionally getting out to walk. But I think that's because I'm more of a purist after walking in Spain. Feiler gets the power of place and it's importance in events. Well-written, enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 11/13/2013

    " Made me realize how illiterate I am when it comes to the bible. Now I want to read that too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron Buer | 8/24/2013

    " Somewhat entertaining but largely uninformed. I love the Bible and I love travel stories but I was pretty disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Darrow | 4/30/2013

    " Has poetic moments. A good compromise between the exolutionist/skeptic crowd and the creationist/believers that will, ultimately, leave both sides with a hopeful and enlightened feeling. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 4/29/2013

    " Some great information but contained alot of narrative that did not seem important to the intent of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stacy | 4/11/2013

    " Interesting, but just too long-winded. Made it about halfway through then gave up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cydney | 10/10/2012

    " Wonderfully done. Got so interested, at times I kept a bible handy to look up and compare the stories Feiler was talking about. Now I want to watch the DVD. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monique Vincent | 8/20/2012

    " Throughly enjoying now, an honest and interesting encounter with the lands, stories, theories, traditions, and people of the Bible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 amy | 8/5/2012

    " very easy read. good to confront the debate of historical vs. theoretical perspectives of the old testament given from multiple religious perspectives. hated the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 8/2/2012

    " So fun to read after having been to all these places! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 4/9/2012

    " An interesting travelogue through the middleeast exploring the physical landscape of the bible and its historical/cultural relevance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne | 3/29/2011

    " This author is quite the writer! Entertaining but informative book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johanna | 2/9/2011

    " Very interesting and informative, sort of gives you an idea of who the authors of the bible were, and what their lives might have been like. I learned a lot of new things about the region that I never knew before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colin | 11/19/2010

    " A fascinating tale of a 10,000 mile journey traced through the Near East lands of the first five books of the Bible, the Pentateuch. Written by a thoughtful American Jew, the book is respectful and spiritual without being dogmatic. Recommended for believers and nonbelievers alike. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 8/14/2010

    " Made me realize how illiterate I am when it comes to the bible. Now I want to read that too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Genie | 8/2/2010

    " Excellent and intriguing book- I definitely recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luckngrace | 6/18/2010

    " Required college text. I'd rather read about Bible from the ...Bible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bkmghasselaol.com | 6/17/2010

    " Great to read about the past of the Bible in places I just visited "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jmcmath | 4/6/2010

    " great review of the Holy Land "

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About the Author
Author 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.