A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths

Both immediate and timeless, ABRAHAM tells the powerful story of one man’s search for the shared ancestor of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Traveling through war zones, braving violence at religious sites, and seeking out faith leaders, Bruce Feiler uncovers the defining yet divisive role that Abraham plays for half the world’s believers. Provocative and uplifting, ABRAHAM offers a thoughtful and inspiring vision of unity that redefines what we think about our neighbors, our future, and ourselves.

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“An exquisitely written journey that takes readers by the hand and guides them through the world’s most volatile region. . . . 100 percent engaging.” —Boston Globe

“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

“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

“His account is neither naive nor biased; he portrays each religious tradition fairly. . . . His accepting eye recognizes the religious depth and cultural wealth of each.” —National Catholic Reporter

“Compelling.” —Arizona Republic

“Feiler’s combination of journalism, commentary and self-discovery tells the reader volumes about humankind.” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution