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, Muslims, and Christians. One man holds the key to our deepest fears—and our possible reconciliation. Abraham is that man.
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.
Bruce Feiler is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including Abraham, Where God Was Born, America's Prophet, The Council of Dads, and The Secrets of Happy Families. He is a columnist for the New York Times, a popular lecturer, and a frequent commentator on radio and television. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.
“A winning mix of insight, passion, and historical research...provides a basis for fostering genuine communication.” — Christian Science Monitor
“Fascinating...an intriguing page turner.” — St. Petersburg Times
“This is a joy to read.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
”A vivid and discerning tour through a land that reflects this epochal figure’s life of exile, questioning...and faith.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Quietly brilliant. . . passionate and prayerful.” — Booklist
“A compelling read.” — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“An exquisitely written journey...100 percent engaging.”-- — Boston Globe
“Feiler’s pluralistic view of this pivotal figure is intriguing.” — Washington Post Book World
“Engaging, accessible.” — Miami Herald
“A thoughtful combination of theology, history and travel writing.” — Austin American-Statesman
“An engaging, timely book.” — Book Magazine
“A heartrending journey...fascinating.” — Colorado Springs Gazette
“Feiler’s book probably couldn’t have come at a better time.” — Raleigh News & Observer
“Scrupulously fair in reporting the thinking of all of the traditions...appealing.” — Nashville Tennessean
“Captures the beauty and desolation of the landscape, the tension of its shared holy places...” — Oregonian
“Compelling.” — Arizona Republic
“Feiler’s combination of journalism, commentary and self-discovery tells the reader volumes about humankind.” — Atlanta Journal-Constitution