Adventure and archaeology combine in the work of Bruce Feiler, whose book Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses was a New York Times bestseller. His trek from Mount Ararat to Sodom and Gomorrah connected biblical stories to the places where they happened. Feiler is known as an eloquent, moving speaker; his talk at Drury was illustrated by some of Feiler's photographs of his journeys.
A Yale graduate, Feiler is considered one of the leading writers of his generation. In 1991 he published Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan, a book about his year spent teaching in a small Japanese town. The book won numerous awards, and is often a text taught in Drury's Global Awareness course.
Feiler's newest book is Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths, the first-ever interfaith portrait of the man at the heart of the world's three monotheistic religions - and today's deadliest conflicts. Abraham is a national bestseller and was featured in the Sept. 30, 2002 cover story of Time magazine.
In his lifetime, Feiler has traveled to over 60 countries on five continents, immersing himself in different cultures. He has spent a year at Oxford and Cambridge, a year as a circus clown and two years on a country music tour bus with Garth Brooks. And each of those adventures resulted in a critically acclaimed book: Looking for Class, Under the Big Top and Dreaming Out Loud, respectively.
Walking the Bible should become an instant classic. It is written with a rare collaboration of heart and mind working in perfect unison, and as a result is profound without being oppressive, humorous without being trite or at someone's else's expense, and a pure joy to read.
- Washington Post
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