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Bruce Feiler

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in Savannah, Georgia, The United States



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March 2013

BRUCE FEILER is one of America’s most popular voices on family, faith, and survival. He writes the “This Life” column about contemporary families for the Sunday New York Times and is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including WALKING THE BIBLE and THE COUNCIL OF DADS. He is the writer/presenter of the PBS series “Walking the Bible” and the forthcoming “Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler.” His latest book, THE SECRETS OF HAPPY FAMILIES, is a bold playbook for families today. It collects best practices for modern-day parents from some of the country’s most creative minds, including tops designers in Silicon Valley, elite peace negotiators, the creators of Modern Family and the Green Berets.

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The Secrets of Happy Famili...

3.97 avg rating — 3,845 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Walking the Bible: A Journe...

3.87 avg rating — 3,021 ratings — published 2001 — 41 editions
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Abraham: A Journey to the H...

3.74 avg rating — 2,898 ratings — published 2002 — 36 editions
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Learning to Bow: Inside the...

3.72 avg rating — 1,748 ratings — published 1991 — 12 editions
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The Council of Dads: My Dau...

3.81 avg rating — 1,410 ratings — published 2010 — 19 editions
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America's Prophet: Moses an...

3.78 avg rating — 562 ratings — published 2009 — 17 editions
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Where God Was Born: A Darin...

3.81 avg rating — 698 ratings — published 2005 — 26 editions
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The First Love Story: Adam,...

3.78 avg rating — 372 ratings — published 2017 — 7 editions
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Under the Big Top: A Season...

3.74 avg rating — 267 ratings — published 1995 — 10 editions
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Looking for Class: Days and...

3.38 avg rating — 186 ratings — published 1993 — 10 editions
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“...I had always believed that I left a bit of me wherever I went. I also believed that I took a bit of every place with me. I never felt that more than with this trip. It was as if the act of touching these places, walking these roads,and asking these questions had added another column to my being. And the only possible explanation I could find for that feeling was that a spirit existed in many of the places I visited, and a spirit existed in me and the two had somehow met in the course of my travels. It's as if the godliness of the land and the godliness of my being had fused.”
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“At Abraham's burial, his two most prominent sons, rivals since before they were born, estranged since childhood, scions of rival nations, come together for the first time since they were rent apart nearly three-quarters of a century earlier. The text reports their union nearly without comment. "His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite, facing Mamre, in the field that Abraham had bought from the Hittites."

But the meaning of this moment cannot be diminished. Abraham achieves in death what he could never achieve in life: a moment of reconciliation between his two sons, a peaceful, communal, side-by-side flicker of possibility in which they are not rivals, scions, warriors, adversaries, children, Jews, Christians, or Muslims. They are brothers. They are mourners.

In a sense they are us, forever weeping for the loss of our common father, shuffling through our bitter memories, reclaiming our childlike expectations, laughing, sobbing, furious and full of dreams, wondering about our orphaned future, and demanding the answers we all crave to hear: What did you want from me, Father? What did you leave me with, Father?

And what do I do now?”
Bruce Feiler, Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths

“If you always read books, you'll always be happy.”
Bruce Feiler, The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me

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