Walking the Bible
Walking the Bible
A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses
By Bruce Feiler
William Morrow & Company, Hardcover, 9780380977758, 464pp.
Publication Date: March 20, 2001
"The process of gathering these images reminded me of the Bible's effortless ability to reinvent itself for each generation and each new way of searching."
Its stories may be the best known in the world, but its locations have long been a mystery. Where did Noah's ark land? Where did Moses receive the Ten Commandments? Where are the lost cities of Sodom and Gomorrah? Now, in Walking the Bible: A Photographic Journey, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler offers an unprecedented heart-stirring adventure through the landscape of some of history's most storied events.
Featuring Bruce Feiler's own photography as well as his selections from professional collections, Walking the Bible: A Photographic Journey brings together breathtaking vistas, intimate portraits, and fascinating panoramas, providing firsthand access to the inscrutable land where three of the world's great religions were bornand finally puts a face on the stories that have long inspired the human spirit.
Over several years, Feiler traveled nearly ten thousand miles through the deserts of the Middle East, which led first to his runaway national bestseller Walking the Bible. This new illustrated book follows his route, offering a thrilling photographic voyage through the actual places of some of the Bible's most memorable eventsfrom the heights of Mount Ararat, where Noah's ark landed, to the desert outpost in Turkey, where Abraham first heard the words of God, to the summit where Moses overlooked the Promised Land.
Walking the Bible: A Photographic Journey chronicles a landscape that nurtured the relationship between humans and the divine, breathing new meaning into stories that have been a timeless source of inspiration.
“An instant classic…A pure joy to read.”
-Washington Post Book World
“Smart and savvy, insightful and illuminating.”
-Los Angeles Times
“An exciting, well-told story informed by Feiler’s boundless intellectual curiosity...[and] sense of adventure.”
“An eloquently spiritual pilgrimage.”
“Feiler’s accomplishment, and it’s a profound one, is to confront his idea of God...”
-San Francisco Chronicle
“An inspirational oasis…From the barren land, Feiler emerges, like those whose paths he traces, renewed and transformed.”
“An enthusiastic travelogue…Feiler delivers a wealth of information in an accessible and entertaining format.”
-New York Times Book Review
“[Feiler] is an excellent guide...He has...invested [this book] with a keen intellectual curiosity.”
-New York Times
“Bruce Feiler went looking for proof. He learned that proof doesn’t matter.”
“Evocative, descriptive, emotionally honest, and often funny.”
-Christian Science Monitor
“Feiler, not unlike Mark Twain, brings a sharp sense of humor to the whole endeavor.”
-Los Angeles Times
“A powerful and spiritual pilgrimage…in every way, marvelous if not indispensable reading for anyone remotely interested in the Torah.”
“The perfect read for people who are interested in the Bible and the middle East.”
“A work of magic...[succeeds] in making the Bible exciting.”
“Goren and Feiler make for two of the most entertaining traveling buddies since Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.”
-San Francisco Jewish Bulletin
“This book belongs on the shelves next to the classics.”
-Publishers Weekly (*starred review)
“Anyone planning to visit the Middle East should take two books with them--the Bible and this one.”