A journey of discovery

28 Aug

“So can someone like me, who grew up in the city, learn to love the desert?”  “Everybody has a spirit, a dream, of being calm and quiet, at peace with himself.”

I managed to finish this book last night and have loved it. It’s not always been easy but it’s been provocative. The premise is that the author embarks on a journey around the near eastern places mentioned in the bible as an attempt to re-explore his Jewishness. He finds on the way that it’s not just his brain that is provoked but that unexpectedly the historical places of the bible and the people he looks into challenge his life and spirit as well.

Well worth a read if you are the types of person who likes 430 page books or wants a challenge.

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