Book read America's Prophet Moses and the American Story AUTHOR Bruce Feiler –

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Ses as a model f liberation for Americans fighting for independence and then for slaves A Moses as a defender On Toby's Terms of the rulef law in the early American republic and as an unlikely defender f slavery in the American South We see Moses appropriated for the movies as in The Ten Commandments and by Communists and civil rights activists We see the author give the expected praise to Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr even as he admits King s flagrant plagiarism and towards the end f the book as the author examines the fractured religious identity Max Lerner: Pilgrim in the Promised Land of contemporary America the author feels it necessary to note that he was not a fanf George W Bush as if that is something to be ashamed fThis is a book that can be better praised for its content than its approach On the positive side the author makes it clear that Moses and the story f the Exodus has been immensely influential as a model for America and that even in an age like Indiscretion ours a great dealf religious influence through Moses remains There is a lot about the book that I feel negatively about though The author naively claims Moses to have been important than Christ to American history and makes a report that simultaneously seeks to insult Christianity praise the antebellum South for its biblicism and praise contemporary leftists in their search for social justice The author also fails to note that the prosperity gospel and social gospel are eual evils As someone who expected this book to be a lot better than it was I found it immensely disappointing even though Indiscretion one could have guessed how the book would go if you assumed that the author would take the most irritating andffensive aspects f his personal worldview and background and combine them together in a book that manages to collect a lot f facts about the importance Soul Dust of Moses to the American experience and then interpret them without any degreef consistency The Dyfed Enigma: Unidentified Flying Objects in West Wales or godliness1 See for example Interesting premise Very well written I just wasn tverly compelled by the subject matter Not well documented This is a good example 6S: The 6S Review, Issue 2 of proposing a theory building your arguments but not substantiating them Good exercise in today s environmentf fake news and alternate facts You can easily see how he built his case with no foundation Have read enough about the US Revolution to see how forced this argument is Interesting premise and I enjoyed seeing the Civil War from the viewpoint Blackbird of the impactf the Beecher family did check the basic facts were true This book was recommended Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland on Glenn Beck s shownce but I found it very disappointing1 this is a Jewish author that didn t even know that the 10 plagues were each an attack Surly Bonds on an Egyptian god He called them nuisances Nuisance Yah they were a little than that2 He called God impulsive He said Moses talked Godut Sex, Lies, and Videotape of being impulsive3 He is anti Catholic but he s anti Catholic without really understanding Catholics Typical4 He said Christians downplay Moses I disagree Moses foreshadowed Christ That is very impt Of course Christ is most imptf all and I understand that a Jewish person would not agree with that That in itself though would not have stopped me from reading the book5 He called the covenants God made with Adam Abraham and Jacob uasi covanenants because they weren t in writing like His covenant with Moses 10 commandments Isn t that like taking today s standards and applying them to yesterday 6 His grammar is incorrect and his editor didn t catch it but I did Again not enough to make me stop reading the book but annoying All together though these things bothered me enough to uit reading it On to something else now No book deserves five stars but I loved it Feiler documents the way Moses has been used as a major figure in the founding The Sanford Guide to Hepatitis Therapy 2016-2017 of America and beyond I love the way he does his research and the way he writesThe following is from the reviewer The exodus story is America s story Moses isur real founding father The pilgrims uoted his story Franklin and Jefferson proposed he appear Syzygy: Reflections on the Monastery of the Seven Rays on the US seal Washington and Lincoln were called his incarnations The Statuef Liberty and Superman were molded in his image Martin Luther King Jr invoked him the night before he died Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama cited him as inspiration For four hundred years ne figure inspired Americans than any ther His name is Moses In this groundbreaking book New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler travels through touchstones in American history and traces the biblical prophet s influence from the Mayflower through today He visits the island where the pilgrims spent their first Sabbath climb. In ur nation’s history and development Bruce Feiler’s most fascinating and thought provoking book to date America’s Prophet delves deeply into how the Exodus story and America’s true “Spiritual Founding Father” ha.

This is an interesting and fairly uick read about the influence f the story The Paper Wife of Moses and Exodusn the history f America From the Puritans to the Founders to the pre and post Civil War from immigrants to the Civil Rights Movement the influence f the story We, the People: Of Earth Elders of the Israelite people and their leader has shaped and influenced peoples governments and social movements in America It s a wonderful story and it can act as a powerful metaphor for people who are resisting tyranny moving into an unknown land and future and contemplating new beginnings I really enjoyed thisWhat I have noticed in the last tenr fifteen years is the rise Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition of leaderless movements That to me is uniue in that most movements have historically speaking some kindf figurehead مترو or individuals who speak forr represent the zeitgeist f a time Martin Luther King Jr for instance was seen as the head f the Civil Rights Movement Lincoln is seen as the head The Windy Season of the forces that ended slavery not just as a President but as a symbol Our world is changing so rapidly technology is allowing us torganize and communicate in incredibly effective ways Maybe the time Oldies but Goodies of leaders has past and we are becoming democratic and communal So Moses PromisedLand LetMyPeopleGo may someday trendn social media This was a fascinating listen especially at this time A Month of Sundays of year 4thf July I loved how well interwoven Moses is in so much Evangeline, a Master For Tonight Companion Novel of America s foundation It was interesting to discover how many past American presidents have notnly identified with Moses his exodus and liberation Beneath the Jolly Roger of the Israelites but also have uoted distinct passages from Exodus in their speeches It was eually compelling to ascertain howpposing sides both associated with Moses but for Merzbook: The Pleasuredome of Noise obviously different reasons such as the Patriots and Loyalists during the Revolutionary War the North and the South during the Civil War and those anti and pro segregation during the 1960 s I enjoyed realizing how deep rooted the Judaic tradition is in this country how much is has shaped and influencedur society and culture and held the ideas behind super heroes like Superman and Captain America The chapters n Cecil B DeMille his desire to create biblical narratives for the big screen and his insistence n having Charleton Heston portray Moses as a strong confident figure despite character differences found in the Old Testament helped me to appreciate his cinema genius and craftsmanship all the Throughout Feiler provides a very well rounded and structured basis for all Pig of the uestions and arguments he raises includingpinions from top scholars and incorporating his Scipio Rising (Scipio Africanus own families personal traditions into the mix If you are somewhat familiar with the author s bodyf writing r about the relationship between American history and theology 1 then you have a fair guess as to what you will find here There will be some dodgy discussion f scripture a great deal Rim of the Pit (Rogan Kincaid, of attention spent to research and a high amountf travel all viewed through a somewhat typically left wing Jewish perspective that is also simultaneously pro Southern This was not as enjoyable a book as I thought it would be As a student They Also Serve of religious history and the relationship between the Bible and culture I was familiar with a lotf what the author discussed already Yet as the author notes when discussing the crisis Conversations From The Neighborhood Ice Cream Shop: 8 Keys To Rediscovering Lost Dreams And Finding Your Life's Calling of American theology and politics in the timef the Civil War the Bible ceases to be a viable authority for parties in dispute when it is the interpretation No Time for Sergeants of those scriptures that is in dispute Such disputes cannly be resolved by either rhetorical r physical force as was the case in the Civil War The author in many cases wants to have things both ways in using the importance f Moses to American history and culture as a way f bolstering the importance f Judaism while simultaneously not viewing the specific content f the laws as being all that important a fault that was shared by antebellum Southerners who sought legitimacy from the fact that slavery was regulated and permitted in scripture without comparing their wn conduct with the content Large Catechism of Martin Luther of the laws about slaveryThis slightly than 300 page book is divided into ten chapters that examine the importancef the story Junior Jolt of Moses to American history After giving a discussionf the story Ceux de la posie vcue of Moses in the Bible itself the author looks at the way that Moses has been appropriated generation after generation as a wayf providing guidance and legitimacy within the cultural and political sphere So we have Moses as an example to those Puritans fleeing into the wilderness from the tyranny and corruption f Europe a Mo. Bruce Feiler’s New York Times bestsellers Abraham Walking the Bible and Where God Was Born brilliantly explored the roots f faith With America’s Prophet Feiler looks at Moses and the essential role the prophet has played.

S the bell tower where the Liberty Bell was inscribed with a uote from Moses retraces the Underground Railroad where Go Down Moses was the national anthem f slaves and dons the robe Charlton Heston wore in The Ten Commandments Even a cursory review f American history indicates that Moses has emboldened leaders Troublemaker:: One Man's Crusade Against China's Cruelty of all stripes Feiler writes patriot and loyalist slave and master Jew and Christian Could the persistencef his story serve as a reminder f ur shared national values Could he serve as a unifying force in a disunifying time If Moses could split the Red Sea could he unsplit America One part adventure story Teach Them Spanish!, Grade 1 one part literary detective storyne part exploration Toque de Veludo of faith in contemporary life America s Prophet takes readers through the landmarksf America s narrative from Gettysburg to Selma the Silver Screen to the Oval Office to understand how Moses has shaped the nation s character Meticulously researched and highly readable America s Prophet is a thrilling riginal work f history that will forever change how we view America Kaleidoscope our faith andur future Overall this was an excellent book I struggled in the first 100 pages as maybe the author struggled to choose a tense The Four Racketeers or a voice He jumps from 1st person to third then engages in conversational dialogue It kindf drove me crazy However eventually we hit a stride The discussion f how the story Moses has been evoked throughout American history was fascinating I most enjoyed the sections n emancipation and the civil rights movement A couple Phantoms Monsters: Mysterious Encounters of interesting uotesRousseau describes freedom as giving the law to yourself he said And that s what supposedly happens at Sinai When Moses comes down from the mountain the people say All that the Lord has spoken we will do That s when they become a free society They had been Pharaoh s slaves and now they are God s servants In biblical Hebrew the same word ebed is used to describe the Israelites relationship to Pharaoh and later their relationship to God There s a kindf bondage in freedomSpeaking Smithereens of Cecil B DeMille and the makingf The Ten Commandmentswith DeMille s granddaughterBecause Moses is a universal story than Jesus and in the fifties a relevant story Moses is the antithesis The Book of Not Knowing: Exploring the True Nature of Self, Mind, and Consciousness of communism and Grandfather hated communism He said terrible things happened to countries who had no God I really really liked this book and I am sure it has changed the way look at history and many key figures in it particularly the way I look at the foundingf America But there was an underlying tone I did not like The author Bruce Feiler was Jewish I have no argument with that and I appreciate his point Dark Diversions of view and totally understand it The part I did not like was his comparisonf Moses and Jesus Christ He in effect dis empowers Christ and gives all credit to Moses I understand that he does not believe that Jesus was the Christ and since he doesn t he sees the comparison as being between two r less eual leaders He says Christ is not a very effectual leader I suppose his pinions would change if he realized Yamashita's Ghost: War Crimes, Macarthur's Justice, and Command Accountability or believed that Christ is the God the Great I Am who spoke to Mosesn Sinai Wow that would be a big eye Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds opener wouldn t it That said I loved the things he had to teach me about the way Moses story is used as a type for so many people and circumstances down through history I learned so much and for that I am grateful Moses was a great prophet there is no doubt about it And as I recently reread the Pentateuch I came to realize in a very powerful way how close Moses was to his Lord I came to love and appreciate him than I ever have This journeyf mine through the Pentateuch and now through this book n Moses and those ther Moseses who have come after him has been incredibly interesting and worthwhile I have learned so much The premise f this fascinating book is that many key points f American history were based Lord of The Heart: Regency Romance on the biblical character Moses His story had strong influencen the Pilgrims n Harriet Tubman Brigham Young Martin Luther King Jr and n a number Love! Valour! Compassion! of presidents including George Washington Abraham Lincoln and even George W Bush The Second Continental Congress appointed John Adams Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson to form a committee to design a seal for the United States Both Franklin and Jefferson independently proposed seal designs picturing scenes from the Exodus They both thought that freedom was an important concept to be embodied in the seal Neitherf their proposals was ultimately acceptedThe Liberty Bell is inscribed with words Scream of Moses Proclaim Liberty throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants thereof A Ve inspired manyf the most important figures and defining events in this country’s history from the Mayflower Pilgrims to the Civil Rights movement and how Moses can provide meaning in times f national crisis even today .

Book read America's Prophet Moses and the American Story AUTHOR Bruce Feiler –

Free download America's Prophet Moses and the American Story

BRUCE FEILER is one of America’s most popular voices on contemporary life He is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers; the presenter of two prime time series on PBS; and the inspiration for the drama COUNCIL OF DADS on NBC Bruce’s two TED Talks have been viewed than two million times Employing a firsthand approach to his work Bruce is known for living the experiences he