They met as children, innocents from two different worlds And from that moment their lives were fated to be forever entwined Timothy Abandoned at birth, he finds a home and a dazzling career within the Catholic Church But the vows he takes cannot protect him from one soul igniting passion Daniel The scholarly son of a great rabbi, he is destined to follow in hiThey met as children, innocents from two different worlds And from that moment their lives were fated to be forever entwined Timothy Abandoned at birth, he finds a home and a dazzling career within the Catholic Church But the vows he takes cannot protect him from one soul igniting passion Daniel The scholarly son of a great rabbi, he is destined to follow in his father s footsteps And destined to break his father s heart Deborah She was raised to be docile and dutiful the perfect rabbi s wife but love will lead her to rebellion And into world s the patriarch would never dare imagine.Reaching across than a quarter of a century, from the tough streets of Brooklyn to ultramodern Brasilia to an Israeli kibbutz, and radiating the splendor of two holy cities, Rome and Jerusalem, here is Erich Segal s most provocative and ambitious novel to date the unforgettable story of three extraordinary livesd one forbidden love.
Acts of Faith They met as children innocents from two different worlds And from that moment their lives were fated to be forever entwined Timothy Abandoned at birth he finds a home and a dazzling career within th
Caught at the cross roads of choosing between the out of bounds, forbidden but all consuming earthly love for his soul mate and the love for the Father of the Universe, is a young Christian boy, Timothy This boy s love interest s brother, Daniel, who are orthodox Jews is too broad mined to follow mutely into his his beloved but dogmatic fiercely conservative father s footsteps to become a celebrated rabbi In the meanwhile, Deborah, Jewish love interest of the Christian boy, is sent to exile as p [...]
Yes, clich s and facile presentations of Jews and Catholics abound in this novel, but I don t care I love a good defrocked priest story and this was a good one.I just loved everything about the relationship between Timothy and Deborah the way it began, the manner in which it was consummated, and their eventual reconciliation I did wish Erich Segal had done a better job showing how Deborah and Tim went from barely acquaintances to a romantic attachment for each other I felt the author did a decen [...]
ActsOfFaith by ErichSegalDid I like this book Absolutely Was it a page Turner Yes, again except a few phases in between Did it make me think about a lot of things in the real world A triumphant yes again and probably the biggest reason why I picked it up in the first place Did I agree with the author s thought process views on religion Roman Catholic and Judaism in this case which he tried to portray through his three central characters Yes again, specially the radical ones which he could have d [...]
I had really high hopes for this book but then realized that the religious themes were actually overwhelming Maybe I m biased because I know so few pious people in real life, so the characters and their storylines seemed really far fetched It was a good and interesting story, though A bit cheesy, but sometimes that s not a bad thing 3.5 stars.
I learned a lot about the Jewish culture in reading this book, as well as how and why it is not the same as the Jewish faith The characters were struggling to understand their own heritage and what part of it was choice and what part a required privilege It was extremely interesting and the characters and locations were well drawn.
As well researched and plotted as this is, I entered into with skepticism from the outset Sadly, I wasn t able to let go of it.
A complete page turner, despite its hefty 500 pages.It was an enlightening read, with regards to the Jewish culture and history, and it had a lot of insights into Christianity.At times the religious aspects of the book are overwhelming, but, those are definitely overcome by how much you get to learn about these religions The story takes us through New York, Israel, Brazil and Rome, and is never a drag to read Yes, it is a little predictable, and maybe Daniel should have had a bit limelight, but [...]
This is a wonderful book So interesting to read about two faiths and how they relate to and perceive God Since I have always been Protestant, I learned a lot, but am left with questions The character development was well done Since this is an older book, I am almost certain I read it many years ago It is a book worth rereading
Love story was my introduction to Segal but this is the book that made him an author worth reading to me.Its a saga that explores too of the most popular faiths Christinaity and Juadaism They have repeatedly clashed iwth each other and as an outsider since I donot belong to either it made a fascinating read.
This book is one of my favorite of all times What I loved in the book is that each character tries to run away from his or her identity, eventually comes to terms with it There is no running away from who we are, where are born, and which religion we belong to.
I loved it
Libro letto veramente per caso Avevo preparato qualche libro che se ne stava in soffitta in modo da venderli ad un mercatino dell usato, questo alla fine non l ho venduto tecnicamente non l ho mai messo in vendita, perch era l ultimo libro che ho tolto dalla scatola e non sapendo dove metterlo sul banchino ho iniziato a leggerlo Dalla trama avevo capito che il genere di libro che piace a me, conosciamo i protagonisti da ragazzi e la storia cresce con loro In questo caso inizia tutto a Brooklin n [...]
Musz szczerze przyzna , e dawno ju nie natkn am si na ksi k , kt rej szybkie przeczytanie zahacza wr cz o profanacj Segal w Aktach wiary porusza si bowiem po kilku p aszczyznach, podejmuje wiele w tk w, stawia rozliczne pytania, a robi to u ywaj c prostego i bardzo trafnego j zyka Ale do rzeczySama historia te nie jest specjalnie skomplikowana Jest tu troje g wnych bohater w ydowskie rodze stwo Daniel i Debora Luria, dzieci wybitnego rabina i prawdziwego przyw dcy duchowego silcza skiej spo eczn [...]
I must confess that old age and maturity is making me have a kinder attitude towards Erich Segal s books Like I mentioned in my review for Doctors, the elements of his books which put me off them remain the unrealistic perfection of the characters, the soap drama like way his stories unfold and, as many other reviewers have pointed out the overall predictability of his books I suspect that after the success of Love Story, both the book and the film, he wished to repeat it and wrote his books in [...]
Hablar de actos de fe es hablar de uno de mis favoritos, tanto que ha sido el primer libro que he rele do, uno de los culpables de que me guste la lectura Es una historia simple de amor genero muy utilizado por Erich Segal , ubicada en a os posteriores a la segunda guerra mundial, uno de esos as imposibles y no por la clase social, sino por algo un poco m s profundo la religi n esto te lo dejo a tu consideraci n , una chica jud a y un chico cristiano problem tico, y el hermano de ella que busca [...]
Three extraordinary lives, the style is similar to other books of Erich Segal The book was informative for people who are not aware of Jewish and Christian traditions and ceremonies.The character of Deborah was the best among the three, the timeline and sequence of events happening in her life were great, except that, it didn t get a good climax it deserved A daughter who was removed from the house, who later eloped like a rebel from aunt s house and finally returned home to live the life she al [...]
The traditions, rituals, strictness, hypocrisies of the Jewish and Catholic religions come crashing together when Deborah 14 and Daniel 16 meet in NY Deborah has been raised very orthodox Jew Daniel, having been abandoned as a baby and raised by his unsympathetic rigorously strict uncle aunt, has by some miracle found solace in the Catholic church When they are caught by Deborah s father conversing in the entryway totally forbidden for Deborah Deborah is banished to Israel where she is forced to [...]
El inicio del libro es interesante, nos introduce en varios elementos del juda smo ortodoxo y te deja con ganas de investigar sobre el tema , toca, sin profundizar el feminismo, el sacerdocio, el perd n, el paso a la adultez Es entretenido pero solo eso, las vidas de Daniel, Deborah y en especial de Timothy avanzan de salto en salto sin ninguna profundidad en los momentos cumbres Buen ejemplo de como no terminar un libro The beginning of the book is interesting, introduces us to several elements [...]
This book must resonate within most people the main theme being love across religious boundaries What I loved most about this book was the simultaneous narration of three characters an amazing feature in a Segal book.The story revolves around three characters Deborah, Daniel and Timothy each leading their own lives but drawn to each other by loyalty to their faith Deborah and Daniel are orthodox Jewish children of a Rabbi, and each of them were brought up for a specific purpose the perfect Jewis [...]
Deborah Daniel adalah anak dari seorang Rabbi besar Moses Luria.Deborah dibesarkan untuk menjadi seorang istri Rabbi yang baik, Daniel dibesarkan untuk menjadi Rabbi besar seperti ayahnya, seperti kakeknya dan seperti Luria Luria lainnya.Tapi kenyataannya tidak seperti yang dipersiapkan oleh Moses Luria.Deborah tumbuh menjadi seorang wanita terpelajar yang tidak hanya ingin menjadi seorang istri, dia ingin menjadi seseorang.Dan Daniel tumbuh menjadi seorang calon Rabbi yang lama kelamaan meraguk [...]
I originally read this book back in 1993, around the time it was first published I remember at that time I could not put the book down and was very moved by the story Twenty years later, it was still a fantastic story for the inside peek into the Catholic Church and also into the life of an Orthodox Jew The story intertwines three lives Danny and Deborah children of a well known Rabbi , and Tim Hogan a neighborhood boy hoodlum who turns into a priest and of course carries a torch for the forbid [...]
The novel is about 3 young people who grew up in New York, Deborah and Daniel who are children of a famous Rabbi, and Tim who s an orphaned Catholic Daniel is under a lot of pressure to take over as the Rabbi after his father, whereas his sister Deborah would love to study Jewish law, but isn t allowed to because she s a girl Tim is on the track for priesthood, but Deborah and he fall in love They can t be together though, as she s Jewish and he s supposed to live in celibacy I won t give of th [...]
This book satisfies.I own first editions of all Segal s books, but the Kindle allows me to carry the entire armload This novel explores the paradox of two religions serving the same God, but from wholly different perspectives This is perhaps the author s best work, a rendering that is hauntingly beautiful and well balanced It is a multiple love story two men s love of their God, one Jewish, one Christian Yet it is also a love story of a Jewish woman, who fervently loves her religion but as the d [...]
a star crossed lovers story of a rabbi s daughter, and the irish catholic boy who is their gentile slave sort of it follows the rabbi s family, members of the UltraOrthodox sect of Judaism, and how the two oldest children, a son and daughter, come to terms with their faith, their feelings, and hypocrisy, and how a childhood love between the daughter and a neighborhood boy who grows up to become a priest spans many years seems kinda silly as i write this, but i ve read it many times, and it alway [...]
This is one of the most poorly written book I have read in a long time It could have been written by a young reader in a creative writing class This is fiction, not literary fiction I was mostly interested in the story of Deborah She had the most dimensions Tim was a good person and humble, but he never truly interested me It shows how the two religions have their own set of beliefs, moral compass and personal demons Although we have much in common, there are many things that set us very much ap [...]
My uncle Ted left this behind on a visit, so I read it Probably not something I would have sought out on my own, but it did turn out to be a decent read This traces the lives of an Orthodox rabbi s son and daughter and their interactions with a Catholic priest I found the story to be engaging, but the writing is pretty average I haven t read anything else of Segal s, so I wonder if his other work is as mediocre despite the high profile of his stuff
Somehow missed this one by Erich Segal over the years but am so glad I came across it now I thoroughly enjoyed this book I love following friends saga over the years and this did not disappoint me It was written in 1992 and still today, in 2013 the Catholic and Jewish faiths are struggling with the same issues in their respective religions It would be wonderful to think that in less than another 20 years, some of these issues will be resolved.
Timothy Hogan est un petit voyou irlandais des faubourgs de Brooklyn Il deviendra archev que.Daniel Luria, fils unique du l gendaire rabbin de Silcz, se d tournera des Textes sacr s.Il partira la conqu te de Wall Street D borah, sa soeur, cart e des tudes religieuses, amoureuse de Timothy, sera rabbinTrois existences hors du commun, trois destins contrari s, trois aventures chevel es et embl matiques.
Acts of Faith is another great book from Erich Segal I felt like I was watching a period movie, I learnt a lot about Jews and their customs through this book Deborah became my favourite character, she really showed some guts and integrity I felt that the story dipped to a painstakingly slow pace at times, but it managed to hold my interest I d recommend this book to all the romantic book lovers.
This is one of my favorite books I read it several years ago and again recently It is a wonderful story about religious differences, but importantly commonalities Erich Segal was the son and grandson of Rabbis, he claimed it took him four years to write Acts of Faith, because it was the story most about his life He found the intimacy it took to write the story, uncomfortable The characters are wonderfully real and I love this story even than his famous Love Story.