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The Secrets of Happy Families

Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More

The Secrets of Happy Families book coverBest-selling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler found himself squeezed between aging parents and rising children. He set out on a three-year journey to find the smartest ideas, cutting-edge research, and novel solutions to make his family happier. READ MORE


The Council of Dads

A Story of Family, Friendship & Learning How to Live

The Council of Dads book coverWhen bestselling author Bruce Feiler was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in his leg, he could only imagine all the walks he might not take with his daughters, the ballet recitals he would miss, the art projects left undone, and the aisles he might not walk down. READ MORE

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Five years ago, PBS asked me if I wanted to make a show on pilgrimage. I said I was interested in something you hear a lot, “I’m not religious; I’m spiritual. I’m on a journey.” Last year I went on six pilgrimages in 12 months–bathing with 100 million people in the Ganges, walking the Jesus Trail in the Galilee, trekking on a 700-mile Buddhist trail in Japan. The experience was life-changing and life-affirming, and the footage is mind-blowing. The series kicks off with 40 American wounded warriors from Iraq and Afghanistan bathing in the sacred waters of Lourdes, something never seen on TV before. The six, hour-long films premiere in December and are available for streaming on pbs.org/sacredjourneys. I hope you are moved as much as we were traveling with American pilgrims to some of the most historic places in the world. I know the experience will trigger some meaningful conversations with your loved ones.

Walking the Bible

A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses

To tie into the six-part series Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler airing Summer, 2014, a reissue of the classic New York Times bestseller: one part adventure story, one part archaeological detective work, one part spiritual exploration, Walking the Bible is a fascinating, unprecedented journey—by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel—through the most famous stories ever told.

Walking the Bible Book CoverBoth a heart-racing adventure and an uplifting quest, WALKING THE BIBLE describes one man’s epic odyssey — by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel — through the greatest stories ever told. From crossing the Red Sea to climbing Mt. Sinai to touching the burning bush, Bruce Feiler’s inspiring journey will forever change your view to some of history’s most storied events.

Critical Praise

“An instant classic. . . . A pure joy to read.” —Washington Post Book World

“Smart and savvy, insightful and illuminating.” —Los Angeles Times

“An exciting, well-told story informed by Feiler’s boundless intellectual curiosity . . . [and] sense of adventure.” —Miami Herald

“An eloquently spiritual pilgrimage.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Feiler’s accomplishment, and it’s a profound one, is to confront his idea of God . . . ” —San Francisco Chronicle

“An inspirational oasis. . . . From the barren land, Feiler emerges, like those whose paths he traces, renewed and transformed.” —People

“An enthusiastic travelogue . . . Feiler delivers a wealth of information in an accessible and entertaining format.” —New York Times Book Review

“[Feiler] is an excellent guide. . . . He has . . . invested [this book] with a keen intellectual curiosity.” —New York Times

“Bruce Feiler went looking for proof. He learned that proof doesn’t matter.” —USA Today

“Evocative, descriptive, emotionally honest, and often funny.” —Christian Science Monitor

“Feiler, not unlike Mark Twain, brings a sharp sense of humor to the whole endeavor.” —Los Angeles Times

“A powerful and spiritual pilgrimage . . . in every way, marvelous if not indispensable reading for anyone remotely interested in the Torah.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“The perfect read for people who are interested in the Bible and the middle East.” —Jerusalem Post

“A work of magic . . . [succeeds] in making the Bible exciting.” —Angelican Herald

“Goren and Feiler make for two of the most entertaining traveling buddies since Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.” —San Francisco Jewish Bulletin