Walking the Bible

Several years ago, PBS aired the video version of this book by Bruce Feiler.   It’s a remarkable telling of one man’s journey of discovery about the lands of the Bible and the personal impact of the journey.  To my delight, I found a copy  in my Christmas stocking.  I’ve been slowly working my way through the book and savoring the journey to places I’ve never been and am unlikely in the near future to get to.  One of the things that impressed me was that so many of the people in the Middle East seem to be so aware of their history, and so closely connected to it.  Canada is such a newish country, and  many of us and our parents are from “somewhere else”.  But even more than the physical connection, the people of the Middle East seem to also have a spiritual connection to the land, which Feiler did a great job of portraying.  You can read an excerpt from the book or hear an audio excerpt at www.brucefeiler.com.

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