Early this year I began reading Bruce Feiler's Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses (William Morrow, 2001, cloth; HarperCollins Perennial, 2002, paper; www.harpercollins.com). The author, a widely published American journalist, sought the meaning of the Old Testament stories by visiting the places where they presumably took place. Along the way, Feiler, a secular Jew, also discovered a faith that he had not realized lay dormant within him.
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