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Bruce Feiler is the host and narrator of SACRED JOURNEYS WITH BRUCE FEILER, premiering on PBS on December 16, 2014 at 8/7C (check local listings). In this series, Bruce goes on an unprecedented journey to six historic pilgrimages around the world, traveling with American pilgrims on an epic journey of faith to India, Japan, France, Nigeria, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.
One of America's most popular voices on contemporary life, Bruce writes the "This Life" column for the Sunday The New York Times and is the author of six consecutive The New York Times bestsellers, including WALKING THE BIBLE, ABRAHAM and THE COUNCIL OF DADS. He is also the writer/presenter of the PBS series WALKING THE BIBLE.
Since 2001, Bruce has been one of the country's preeminent thinkers, writers, and speakers about the role of religion in contemporary life. WALKING THE BIBLE describes his perilous, 10,000-mile journey retracing the Five Books of Moses through the desert. The book was hailed as an "instant classic" by the Washington Post and "thoughtful, informed, and perceptive" by The New York Times. It spent more than a year and a half on The New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into fifteen languages, and is the subject of a children's book, a photography book, and a miniseries on PBS.
ABRAHAM recounts his personal search for the shared ancestor of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. "Exquisitely written," wrote the Boston Globe, "100 percent engaging." The book was featured on the cover of TIME Magazine, debuted in the top 5 of The New York Times bestseller list, and inspired thousands of grassroots interfaith discussions around the world.
WHERE GOD WAS BORN describes his year-long trek visiting biblical sites through the front lines of Israel, Iraq, and Iran. "Bruce Feiler is a real-life Indiana Jones," wrote the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. AMERICA'S PROPHET is the groundbreaking story of the influence of Moses on American history. Both were Top 10 bestsellers.
His most recent book, THE SECRETS OF HAPPY FAMILIES, is a bold playbook for families today. It collects best practices for modern-day parents from some of the country's most creative minds, including tops designers in Silicon Valley, elite peace negotiators, and the Green Berets. Featured on ABC's World News, Nightline, GMA, the Today Show, and TED, and excerpted in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Parade, the book was a top five The New York Times bestseller.
Bruce also writes and speaks beautifully about surviving cancer as an adult. THE COUNCIL OF DADS is the international sensation that describes how faced with one of life's greatest challenges, he asked six friends to form a support group for his young daughters. The book was profiled in People Magazine, USA Today, Time, and the Washington Post, and was the subject of a one-hour documentary on CNN hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Bruce was named "Father of the Year" by the National Fatherhood Initiative.
Bruce Feiler has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Gourmet, where he won three James Beard Awards. He is also a frequent contributor to NPR, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. A former circus clown, he has been the subject of a Jay Leno joke and a JEOPARDY! question, and his face appears on a postage stamp in the Grenadines.
A native of Savannah, Georgia, Bruce lives in Brooklyn with wife, Linda Rottenberg, and their identical twin daughters.
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