Where God was born [electronic resource] : a journey by land to the roots of religion / Bruce Feiler.
- ISBN: 0060888822 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
- ISBN: 0060888814 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
- Publisher: New York : PerfectBound, 2005.
|General Note:|| Title from eBook information screen.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| I: Land -- Man of blood -- Your throne shall be established forever -- The house of the Lord -- II: Exile -- In the garden of Eden -- Come, let us build us a city -- By the rivers of Babylon -- City of peace -- A future with hope -- III: Diaspora -- Let there be light -- His anointed one -- A crown of beauty -- With gladness and joy -- O give thanks -- Words of peace and truth.
|Summary, etc.:|| "At a time when America debates its values and the world braces for religious war, Feiler travels ten thousand miles through the heart of the Middle East and examines the question: Is religion tearing us apart, or can it bring us together? Taking readers to sites not seen by Westerners for decades, Feiler's journey uncovers little-known details about the common roots of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and affirms the importance of the Bible in today's world. In Israel, he treks through secret underground tunnels and locates the spot where David toppled Goliath. In Iraq, he visits the Garden of Eden and the birthplace of Abraham, and makes a life-threatening trip to the rivers of Babylon. In Iran, he explores the home of the Bible's first messiah and uncovers the secret burial place of Queen Esther. Feiler's bold realization is that the Bible argues for interfaith harmony.--From publisher description.
|System Details Note:|| Requires Adobe Reader 6.0 (file size: 1472 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 256 KB).
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