America's Prophet Moses and the American Story (EPUB)


America's Prophet Moses and the American Story

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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 though these things bothered me enough to uit it On to something else now Interesting premise Very well written I just wasn t overly compelled by the subject matter This was a ascinating listen especially at this time of year 4th of July fascinating listen
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at this of year 4th of July loved how well interwoven Moses is in so much of America s Alice Oliver 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 uoted distinct passagesrom Exodus in their speeches It was eually compelling to ascertain how opposing sides both associated with Moses but The Protestant Temperament 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 narrativesor the big screen and his insistence on having Charleton Heston portray Moses as a strong confident igure despite character differences ound 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 The Radiant Child for all of the uestions and arguments he raises including opinionsrom top scholars and incorporating his own amilies personal traditions into the mi. Ve inspired many of the most important igures and defining events in this country’s history rom the Mayflower Pilgrims to the Civil Rights movement and how Moses can provide meaning in times of national crisis even today . .
Or a voice He jumps rom 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 ascinating I most enjoyed the sections on emancipation and the civil rights movement A couple of interesting uotesRousseau describes reedom as giving the law to yourself he said And that s what supposedly happens at Sinai When Moses comes down rom the mountain the #People Say All That #say All that Lord has spoken we will do That s when they become a ree 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 kind of bondage in reedomSpeaking of Cecil B DeMille and the making of The Ten Commandmentswith DeMille s granddaughterBecause Moses is a universal story of The Ten Commandmentswith DeMille s granddaughterBecause Moses is a universal story Jesus and in the ifties a relevant story Moses is the antithesis of communism and Grandfather hated communism He said terrible things happened to countries who had no God This book was recommended on Glenn Beck s show once but I ound it very disappointing1 this is a Jewish author that didn t even know that 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 impulsive He said talked God out 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 oreshadowed Christ That is very impt Of course Christ is most impt of all and I understand that a Jewish person would not agree with that That in itself though would not have stopped me Three Times the Love from reading the book5 He called the covenants God made with Adam Abraham and. In our nation’s history and development Bruce Feiler’s mostascinating and thought provoking book to date America’s Prophet delves deeply into how the Exodus story and America’s true “Spiritual Founding Father” ha. The premise of this ascinating book Is That Many Points that many key points American history were based on the biblical character Moses His story had strong 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 Abraham Lincoln and even George W Bush The Second Continental Congress appointed John Adams Benjamin Franklin and Jefferson to orm a committee to design a seal The Bride of Willow Creek for the United States Both Franklin and Jefferson independently proposed seal designs picturing scenesrom the Exodus They both thought that GREAT INVESTMENT, THE freedom was an important concept to be embodied in the seal Neither of their proposals was ultimately acceptedThe Liberty Bell is inscribed with words of Moses Proclaim Liberty throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants thereof A hand of the Statue of Liberty holds a set of tablets reminiscent of Moses He was a national heroor slaves who sang a number of songs about him The comic book hero Superman is based partly on Moses both were sent away as babies by their mothers in order to survive and both grew up unknowingly among people rom other tribesMoses has always been a symbol of gaining reedom The Lively Art of Writing from oppression This themeigures very strongly in the American psyche Bruce Feiler makes a very strong case or the central role that the story of Moses has played throughout historyI listened to this book as an audiobook which was read by the author Feiler is a mediocre reader his narration does not add much to the impact of the book Nevertheless this book weaves together a compelling story explaining how the concept of liberty holds so strongly among Americans and how Moses is seen almost universally as a hero who embodies this concept Overall this was an excellent book I struggled in the irst 100 pages as maybe the author struggled to choose a tense. Bruce Feiler’s New York Times bestsellers Abraham Walking the Bible and Where God Was Born brilliantly explored the roots of aith With America’s Prophet Feiler looks at Moses and the essential role the prophet has played.