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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (353 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bruce Feiler Narrator: Bruce Feiler Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 Middle East to examine the question

Is religion tearing us apart … or can it bring us together?

Where God Was Born combines the adventure of a wartime chronicle and an archaeological detective story with an inspiring journey of spiritual exploration. Taking readers to biblical sites not seen by Westerners for decades, it uncovers little-known details about the common roots of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and affirms the importance of the Bible in today’s world.

Where God Was Born observes that at the birth moment of the biblical religions, all of the faiths took from one another, exchanged ideas, recognized their commonalities, and were open to peaceful coexistence. Offering a rare vision of God that can unite different faiths into a shared allegiance of hope, this is a brave, challenging, and profound work that addresses the most important issues of our time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Feiler provokes us to reflect that if the Bible itself can sing the praises of a king who accepted the various religions of those he ruled, perhaps there is hope we can find room for more tolerance in our own time. Highly recommended.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Continuing where Walking the Bible left off, Feiler narrates his own journey throughout the Middle East, tracing the history behind the biblical stories of Joshua, Sampson, King David, Cyrus of Persia, the Maccabees, and more. His speaking style is gently clear, personal, and immediate.”


  • “The third of Feiler’s books on the Bible and the Middle East, this is another absorbing blend of travelogue, history, Bible commentary, memoir, current events and passionate preaching.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Erudite yet immensely readable, [Feiler] chronicles a spiritual journey to the roots of Western civilization.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarahb. | 2/18/2014

    " I liked this book very much--highly recommend it:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joseph Young | 2/14/2014

    " An interesting take on the roots of the 3 major monotheistic religions, set with the background of the author's trip through the modernized ancient world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Leisa | 2/4/2014

    " Great combo of memoir, travelogue, history, theology & geopolitics. I get a very personal view of places I will probably never visit, plus a deeper understanding of the historical and geographical roots my religious beliefs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jennifer | 1/21/2014

    " An interesting read for anyone who wants to learn more about the geological and historic roots of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam and how these beginnings relate to today's religious conflicts in the Middle East. Sometimes the book can read a bit like a textbook, but so far I think it's a fascinating read, especially since Feiler is brave enough to visit famous biblical spots in the Middle East where most tourists would never set foot. "

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