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The Source by James Michener ***** (of 5)

Written in the 1960s, The Source still stands as a definitive work on the history of  the Jews, that is if you accept the plot as being dated from the Rock Hudson – Doris Day era of romance and simply a tool for delivering key concepts.  More than just Jewish history from Abraham to the present, Michener captures the evolution of the relationship between God and man from the time when a single, inanimate God was invented 6,000 years ago to the present day conflict between religious and secular in Israel.   A work of fiction soundly grounded in historical and archaeological fact.  February 2010.