Where God Was Born
Where God Was Born: A Journey by Land to the Roots of Religion is Bruce Feiler's sequel to his best-selling Walking the Bible. Feiler explores both the historical and geographical realities behind the latter books of the Hebrew Bible (known to Christians as the Old Testament), from the times of Joshua, the Judges and the Kings into the ages of the Prophets, the Exile and the Diaspora. Journeying to the Middle East, from Jerusalem through war-torn Iraq and even into the totalitarian theocracy of Iran, Feiler follows the transition of the Jewish faith from one based on a single location Jerusalem and the Holy Land to a faith which understood that God is bound to no location, but is everywhere. Tying ancient history, myth and legend with modern conflicts and experiences, Feiler searches not only for God's personal call, but for his message to all people today how do we find in our common roots a mutual understanding of God, our world and each other? Where God Was Born is thought-provoking and challenging to individuals of every faith or none at all.