(America's Prophet Moses and the American Story) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ☆ Bruce Feiler
Overall this was an excellent book I struggled in the first 100 pages as maybe the author struggled to choose a tense or a voice He jumps from 1st person to third then engages in conversational dialogue It kind of drove me crazy However eventually we hit a stride The discussion of how the story Moses has been evoked throughout American history was fascinating I most enjoyed the sections on emancipation and the civil rights movement A couple of interesting otesRousseau 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
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ebed is sed to describe the Israelites same word ebed is Behind the Throne (Morgan Crowe Trilogy, used to describe the Israelites to Pharaoh and later their relationship to God There s a kind of bondage in freedomSpeaking of Cecil B DeMille and the making of The Ten Commandmentswith DeMille s granddaughterBecause Moses is aniversal story than Jesus and in the fifties a relevant story Moses is the antithesis of communism and Grandfather Hated Communism He Said hated communism He said things happened to countries who had no God Not well documented This is a good example of proposing a theory building your arguments but not substantiating them Good exercise in today s environment of 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 of the impact of the Beecher family did check the basic facts were true This was a fascinating listen especially at this time of year 4th of July I loved how well interwoven Moses is in so much of America s foundation It was interesting to discover how many past American presidents have not only identified with Moses his exodus and liberation of the Israelites but also have oted distinct passages from Exodus in their speeches It was eually compelling to ascertain how opposing sides both associated with Moses but for 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 influenced our society and culture and held the ideas behind super heroes like Superman and Captain America The chapters on Cecil B DeMille his desire to create biblical narratives for the big screen and his insistence on 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 of the estions and arguments he raises including opinions from top scholars and incorporating his own families personal traditions into the mix 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 founding of America But there was an Captivated by the Millionaire underlying tone I did not like The author Bruce Feiler was Jewish I have no argument with that and I appreciate his point of view and totallynderstand it The part I did not like was his comparison of Moses and Jesus Christ He in effect dis empowers Christ and gives all credit to Moses I A Mighty Big Wish understand that he does not believe that Jesus was the Christ and since he doesn t he sees the comparison as being between two or less eual leaders He says Christ is not a very effectual leader I suppose his opinions would change if he realized or believed that Christ is the God the Great I Am who spoke to Moses on Sinai Wow that would be a big eye opener wouldn t it That said I loved the things he had to teach me about the way Moses story issed 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 journey of mine through the Pentateuch and now through this book on Moses and those other Moseses who have come after him has been incredibly inter. Bruce Feiler’s New York Times bestsellers Abraham Walking the Bible and Where God Was Born brilliantly explored the roots of faith With America’s Prophet Feiler looks at Moses and the essential role the prophet has played. AUTHOR THAT DIDN T EVEN KNOW that didn t even know the 10 plagues were each an attack on an Egyptian god He called them nuisances Nuisance Yah they were a little than that2 He called God impulsive He said Moses talked God out of being impulsive3 He is anti Catholic but he s anti Catholic without really My Mother, a Serial Killer understanding Catholics Typical4 He said Christians downplay Moses I disagree Moses foreshadowed Christ That is very impt Of course Christ is most impt of all and Inderstand 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 The Italians Stolen Bride 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 toit reading it On to Something Else Now If else now If are somewhat familiar with the author s body of writing or 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 of scripture a great deal of attention spent to research and a high amount of 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 of religious history and the relationship between the Bible and culture I was familiar with a lot of what the
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Author Discussed Already Yet As The Author Notes When Discussing discussed already Yet as the author notes when discussing crisis of American theology and politics in the time of the Civil War the Bible ceases to be a viable authority for parties in dispute when it is the interpretation of those scriptures that is in dispute Such disputes can only be resolved by either rhetorical or physical force as was the case in the Civil War The author in many cases wants to have things both ways in The Greek Tycoons Mistress using the importance of Moses to American history and culture as a way of bolstering the importance of Judaism while simultaneously not viewing the specific content of 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 own conduct with the content of the laws about slaveryThis slightly than 300 page book is divided into ten chapters that examine the importance of the story of Moses to American history After giving a discussion of the story of Moses in the Bible itself the author looks at the way that Moses has been appropriated generation after generation as a way of 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 of Europe a Moses as a model of liberation for Americans fighting for independence and then for slaves A Moses as a defender of the rule of law in the early American republic and as annlikely defender of 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 of the book as the author examines the fractured religious identity of contemporary America the author feels it necessary to note that he was not a fan of George W Bush as if that is something to be ashamed ofThis 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 of the Exodus has been immensely influential as a model for America and that even in an age like ours a great deal of 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. In our 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.
Free download à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¶ Bruce FeilerTo 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 even though one could have guessed how the book would go if it immensely disappointing though one could have guessed how the book would go if assumed that the author would take the most irritating and offensive aspects of his personal worldview and background and combine them together in a book that manages to collect a lot of facts about the importance of Moses to the American experience and then interpret them without any degree of consistency or godliness1 See for example The premise of this fascinating book is that many key points of American history were based on the biblical character Moses His story had strong influence on the Pilgrims on Harriet Tubman Brigham Young Martin Luther King Jr and on a number 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 pro No book deserves five stars but I loved it Feiler documents the way Moses has been Tikki Tikki Tembo used as a major figure in the founding 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 is our real founding father The pilgrimsoted his story Franklin and Jefferson proposed he appear on the US seal Washington and Lincoln were called his incarnations The Statue of 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 one figure inspired Americans than any other 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 climbs the bell tower where the Liberty Bell was inscribed with a Bidding on Her Boss (The Hawke Brothers, uote from Moses retraces the Underground Railroad where Go Down Moses was the national anthem of slaves and dons the robe Charlton Heston wore in The Ten Commandments Even a cursory review of American history indicates that Moses has emboldened leaders of all stripes Feiler writes patriot and loyalist slave and master Jew and Christian Could the persistence of his story serve as a reminder of our shared national values Could he serve as anifying force in a disunifying time If Moses could split the Red Sea could he Hoofd in de wolken (Puffin Island unsplit America One part adventure story one part literary detective story one part exploration of faith in contemporary life America s Prophet takes readers through the landmarks of America s narrative from Gettysburg to Selma the Silver Screen to the Oval Office tonderstand how Moses has shaped the nation s character Meticulously researched and highly readable America s Prophet is a thrilling original work of history that will forever change how we view America our faith and our future Interesting premise Very well written I just wasn t overly compelled by the subject matter This is an interesting and fairly ick read about the influence of the story of Moses and Exodus on the history of America From the Puritans to the Founders to the pre and post Civil War from immigrants to the Civil Rights Movement the influence "of the story of the Israelite people and their leader has shaped and influenced peoples "the story of the Israelite people and their leader has shaped and influenced peoples 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 nknown land and future and contemplating new beginnings I really enjoyed thisWhat I have noticed in the last ten or fifteen years is the rise of leaderless movements That to me is His Convenient Highland Wedding uniue in that most movements have historically speaking some kind of figurehead or individuals who speak for or represent the zeitgeist of a time Martin Luther King Jr for instance was seen as the head of the Civil Rights Movement Lincoln is seen as the head of the forces that ended slavery not just as a President but as a symbol Our world is changing so rapidly technology is allowings to organize and communicate in incredibly effective ways Maybe the time of leaders has past and we are becoming democratic and communal So Moses PromisedLand LetMyPeopleGo may someday trend on social media. Ve inspired many of 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 of national crisis even today . .