Acts of Faith

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Breaking away from strict family ties

Acts of Faith is a captivating novel that explores the journeys of two siblings, and the challenges they face as they break free from the expectations of their family and pursue their own passions. Readers will appreciate the fully realized characters and the insights into the complexities of family dynamics. With vivid prose and a deep understanding of human emotion, Erich Segal offers a powerful and moving story that will stay with readers long after the final page.

Acts of Faith

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ISBN: 9780553070347
Estimated First-hand Retail Price: $30.59
Authors: Erich Segal
Publisher: Bantam Books
Date of Publication: 1992-03-01
Format: Hardcover
Goodreads rating: 3.93
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Acts of Faith is a master storyteller Erich Segal's most moving and ambitious work to date: a spellbinding story of three extraordinary people whose lives are forever changed when sacred and secular worlds collide.Timothy Hogan, abandoned at birth, raised in a stormy Irish household, seems headed for a life of delinquency--until a chance confrontation sets him on the road to the priesthood and a spectacular rise in the Roman Catholic hierarchy. Daniel Luria, the only son of Rabbi Moses Luria, is destined to succeed his father as leader of the community of Orthodox Jews who have made their home in a tiny corner of Brooklyn.  He is also destined to break his father's heart. Deborah Luria, his sister, has been raised to be docile and dutiful--the perfect rabbi's wife. But she too will defy her father and venture into a world the patriarch would never dare imagine.Timothy. Daniel. Deborah. Three lives will be inextricably woven into a fabric of love, loss, and redemption. And for each of them will come the moment that demands an act of defiance--or an act of faith.Spanning more than a quarter of a century, moving with immediacy from the tough streets of Brooklyn to ultramodern Brasilia, from Montreal's famous "Main" to an Israeli kibbutz, and radiating with the splendor of two holy cities, Rome and Jerusalem, Erich Segal's Acts of Faith is a towering novel of piety, passion, and politics that explores the mysteries of religious faith to penetrate the ultimate mystery of the human heart.
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