From the New York Times best-selling author of Walking the Bible and Abraham comes a revelatory journey across four continents and 4,000 years exploring how Adam and Eve introduced the idea of love into the world, and how they continue to shape our deepest feelings about relationships, family, and togetherness.
Best-selling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler found himself squeezed between caring for aging parents and raising his children. So he set out on a three-year journey to find the smartest solutions and the most cutting-edge research about families. Instead of the usual family "experts", he sought out the most creative minds - from Silicon Valley to the set of Modern Family, from the country's top negotiators to the Green Berets - and asked them what team-building exercises and problem-solving techniques they use with their families.
"Well worth reading, even if you can't do it all!"
At a moment when the world is asking, "Can the religions get along?" one figure stands out as the shared ancestor of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. One man holds the key to our deepest fears and our possible reconciliation. Abraham.
"wordy but easy listening"
Timely and provocative, Generation Freedom looks at the historic youth uprisings sweeping the Middle East and what they mean for the future of peace, coexistence, and relations with the West. At a time when the world is asking how the Arab Spring and the death of Osama bin Laden will reshape our times, Bruce Feiler, bestselling author of Walking the Bible and Abraham, offers a vivid behind-the-scenes portrait of history in the making. Generation Freedom offers a hopeful vision....
One part adventure story, one part archaeological detective work, one part spiritual exploration, Walking the Bible vividly recounts an inspiring personal odyssey (by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel) through the greatest stories ever told.
The exodus story is America's story. Moses is our real founding father. In this groundbreaking book, New York Times best-selling author Bruce Feiler travels through touchstones in American history and traces the biblical prophet's influence from the Mayflower through today.
"Another great book"
Best-selling author Bruce Feiler was a young father when he was diagnosed with cancer. He instantly worried what his daughters' lives would be like without him. Three days later, he came up with a stirring idea to reach out to six men from all the passages in his life, and ask them to be present in the passages in his daughters' lives. And he would call this group "The Council of Dads".
"insightful! Moving to introspection"
Where God Was Born observes that at the birth moment of the biblical religions, all of the faiths took from one another, exchanged ideas, recognized their commonalities, and were open to peaceful coexistence. Offering a rare vision of God that can unite different faiths into a shared allegiance of hope, this is a brave, challenging, and profound work that addresses the most important issues of our time.
"Easy Yet Thought Provoking"
On a visit to Jerusalem, Bruce Feiler has a revelation: the stories of the Bible occurred in real places, places he could visit today. So he sets out on a perilous 10,000 mile journey retracing the greatest stories ever told.
"Religious or Not its beautiful book"
"The Art of Condolence" is from the October 01, 2016 Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Bruce Feiler and narrated by Paul Ryden.
What I discovered is that Adam and Eve introduced the idea of love to the West. They were the first to grapple with the central mystery of being alive: being unalone.
"Love Tips From the Very First Couple" is from the March 31, 2017 Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Bruce Feiler and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"The Lark-Owl Scale: When Couples' Sleep Patterns Diverge" is from the Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Bruce Feiler and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
How people decide whether to go public with their medical conditions has long been highly sensitive and deeply personal. Certain situations, like broken limbs and cancers that require chemotherapy, are virtually impossible to keep secret. Others, like HIV and mental illness, are easier to keep under wraps, at least for a time. Older people, in my experience, lean more toward secrecy; younger toward disclosure.
"Whom Do You Tell When You’re Sick? Maybe Everyone You Know" is from the March 03, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Bruce Feiler and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
"When Tech Is a Problem Child" is from the November 20, 2016 Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Bruce Feiler and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
"How to Tell a Million People: 'We’re Having a Baby!'" is from the May 29, 2016 Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Bruce Feiler and narrated by Paul Ryden.