Makom has launched a successful Jewish Book Club that meets every six weeks or so. We invite you to join us to talk about various books with Jewish themes, engage in some lively conversation about the book and its author, and learn from one another while sharing our thoughts and opinions about the book.
Our next book club selection is Walking the Bible by Bruce Feiler.
Walking the Bible is a wonderful book that walks you through Jewish history and Israel, whether you are preparing for a future trip to Israel or simply want to talk a journey through time.
Here is a review:
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.
Feeling a desire to reconnect to the Bible, award-winning author Bruce Feiler set out on a perilous, 10,000-mile journey retracing the Five Books of Moses through the desert. Traveling over three continents, through five countries, and four war zones, Feiler is the first person to complete such a historic expedition. He crosses the Red Sea, climbs Mt. Sinai, and interviews bedouin and pilgrims alike, as he attempts to answer the question: Is the Bible just an abstraction, or is it a living, breathing entity?
Both a pulse-pounding adventure and an uplifting spiritual quest, Bruce Feiler's Walking the Bible is a stunning and elevating work of courage, scholarship, and heart that revisits the inscrutable desert landscape where the world's great religions were born—and uncovers fresh answers to the most profound questions of the human spirit.
If you are interested in joining our Book Club this month, please complete the form on this page.
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