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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,488 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bruce Feiler Narrator: Bruce Feiler Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN:
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On a visit to Jerusalem, Bruce Feiler has a revelation: the stories of the Bible occurred in real places, places he could visit today. So he sets out on a perilous 10,000 mile journey retracing the greatest stories ever told.

From the base of Mount Ararat, where he meets a mysterious man who claims to have found Noah's ark, to the edge of the Dead Sea, where he climbs salt pillars in the lost cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, Feiler discovers that the Bible still lives in the landscape. He visits the desert outpost where Abraham first heard the words of God and has an unexpected encounter alongside the legendary burning bush. And finally he climbs Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments.

In each place, Feiler eloquently explores how geography affects the Bible and how his journey has influenced his faith. Walking the Bible is both a heart-pounding adventure and an uplifting personal quest that will forever change your view of some of history's most memorable events. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 2/18/2014

    " 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Molly | 1/26/2014

    " I'm 200 pages in and giving up. I never do that, but I don't really like his writing style, and I don't think he's particularly informative. Granted, I probably have more of a biblical background than others, but he keeps on missing chances to correct misconceptions (Noah's arc was shaped like a box, not a boat), and I don't think he hits the right balance between talking about his own spiritual journey and the content (I thought it was way too memoir-ish) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 1/17/2014

    " Travelogue, history, archaeology, spirituality. Read slowly to savor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 1/16/2014

    " This book is absolutely fascinating so far. I am two chapters in and already, I am hooked. The author of this book, Bruce Feiler, along with a Israeli expert anthropoligist named Avner, travel through the modern day Middle East (namely Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Palestine, viewing it through a biblical perspective. By traveling to places where tradition and history say biblical events actually once occured, the author makes remarkable connections between the oral tradition of the bible and the political realities of today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron Buer | 1/13/2014

    " 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 Deborah | 1/7/2014

    " Amazing. Slow read only because it's fascinating especially if you've been to the Middle East. Outstanding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dr. Clary | 12/6/2013

    " I read this book a good while ago but I am still influenced by his insight, perception and photography when I read Old Testament passages. Biblical references to water are so much more meaningful when you walk the land where water is scare. One truly understands the power of "the living water". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bret Walker | 12/1/2013

    " Reading this book made me feel almost like I was walking in the places of the Bible with the author. Through his use of descriptive imagery, Bruce Feiler transports the reader to a faraway place. I could smell the desert, feel the heat of the sun, hear the bedouins coaxing their camels along, taste the preciously rare drops of water. Bruce Feiler is a master at linguistic imagery, and his faith journey, personal as it may be, becomes intimately intertwined with my own as a reader. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about the holy places of the books of Moses. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Davis | 11/30/2013

    " Filled in some gaps on the bible stories for me before my trip to Israel. Very good writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 7/28/2013

    " Even though I recall liking and learning from this book, what has really stuck in my mind is what the author and his guide ate for breakfast more than once -- canned tuna and okra. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 3/8/2013

    " His account of walking the path of the Bible stories from Old Testament- really interesting "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andi | 1/29/2013

    " Somewhat hard to get through as it was a little boring in parts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 4/10/2012

    " Interesting premise...following the steps of Moses through the Holy Land and beyond. But, gosh, it was an agonizingly slow read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Kriese | 1/19/2012

    " I'm really enjoying this book. I love how it is part travel diary, part spiritual journey. I only read a couple pages each night... but really enjoying it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucy | 8/29/2011

    " Beautiful pictures! Makes me want to go to Jerusalem (most of the time I can convince myself it was good I never got there while I was in the area). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grumpylibrarian | 1/1/2010

    " Didn't love it, found it difficult to get into and also less historical/personal than I expected. Cool idea, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luckngrace | 8/12/2009

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samuel | 2/16/2009

    " Great book to put vision to locations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 9/8/2008

    " Made me think about some things I hadn't considered. Now I want to go see the video. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mel E | 6/20/2008

    " This was an inspirational read. It sparked in me a desire to visit the Holy Land-and eventually led me there! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sister Florence | 1/3/2007

    " Bruce Feiler explores by foot the Holy Land where the first five books(the Torah) speak of. what I like about the book is that it makes the bible come alive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 12/21/2006

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kenny | 12/4/2005

    " this book is ok. if you are looking for very subtle zionist propaganda. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudia Jordan | 5/5/2005

    " not as insightful as I had hoped "

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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.