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Erich Segal was a writer, educator, and screenwriter. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 16, He graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in . “Personajes enfrentados a las realidades de la vida, el amor y el dinero. Analisa por dentro a los que quisieran salvar nuestras almas [el] hijo varón de una. Buy Actos de Fe by Erich Segal (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Acts of Faith by Erich Segal. Acts of Faith by Erich Segal. They met as children, innocents from two different worlds.

And from that moment their lives were fated to be forever entwined. 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. The scholarly son of a great rabbi, he is destined to follow in hi They met as children, innocents from two different worlds. 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. 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 more 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 lives Paperbackpages.

Published March 1st by Bantam first published Daniel RandallTimothyDeborah Miller. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Acts of Faithplease sign up.

Lists with This Book. Sep 18, norcalgal rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 segql barely acquaintances to a romantic attachment for each other.

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I felt the author did a decent job portraying the Jewish and Catholic faiths. The exploration of faith and how one hew to it Deborah or not Daniel is always an interesting thing to explore. I liked how the author showed that our background has a profound effect on us later in life, even if we try hard to submerge it, as Daniel did.

I also liked the presentation of how Deborah was able to overcome the prejudices of her father and her Orthodox Jewish community to grow into her own person and do what she wanted, and stand on her own as a mature woman. My final criticism involves Tim. I felt Segal needed to do a better job showing Tim’s devotion to his faith, and that’s the reason why he went into the priesthood and continued on for many years.


As it was, I had the impression that Tim just “fell” into the collar because there were no other alternatives for him in life.

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His home life and therefore, no familial support was less than ideal, so it seemed his choices in life were limited to the people around him who did show him support, like his boyhood parish priest. Thus, I felt Tim was steered towards the priesthood, rather than had a true calling. Still, I love this novel for all its glib narration and simplistic storytelling. Deborah and Tim have been my OTP for many, many years and I just wish there had been a sequel – even just a novella or prologue.

May 01, Sarah Aggarwal rated it really liked it. 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. In the meanwhile, Deborah, Jewish love interest of the Christian boy, is sent to 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.

In the meanwhile, Deborah, Jewish love interest of the Christian boy, is sent to exile as penance for her nonconforming ways read, making conversation with a Christian boy, who later hopelessly falls in love with her.

So you see, the plot is thick and entangled. Though, it gets a bit dead bang in the middle of the book, when the Segal begins to draw out detailed descriptions of individual journeys of Timothy’s and Deborah’s claim to fame in their respective fields. But having said that, it’s a great insight, yet not too heavy, into how the two faiths are different yet similar at the same time. Great writing style, passionate love story. I am glad I was recommended this and didn’t let it go!

May 09, Addy rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Yes again, specially the radical ones which he could have dwelled on more imo. But, did it make it to my all time favourite books which I’ll revisit again. Somehow, it lacked something which I can’t pin point actually. Maybe, it was too predictable most of the times, or maybe just when a thought process was leading to something monumental, it suddenly lost all steam or maybe I was expecting something entirely different. The ending was good only for the two central characters imo whereas he could have done better with Danny.

Timothy is easily the star of the story for me and the only one whose actions in the end justified the build up. Definitely will recommend it to others. May 05, Dee rated it liked it Shelves: 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. Jan 10, Krista rated it really liked it. 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.

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Sep 17, Sharath Gopal rated it liked it Shelves: As well researched and plotted efich this is, I entered into with skepticism from the outset. Sadly, I wasn’t able to let go of it. Aug 13, Janet C rated it it was amazing.

This was my third re reading this book since it was published in It is definitely a favorite of mine. Three young people gifted, passionate,dedicated to their beliefs. Yet they search for faith, love in the modern world. The sacred and the secular collide and lives are change forever.

The Greek was to Philein. And that is what has given meaning to my life. It is This was my third time reading this book since it was published in It is easy for a churchman to loveGod.

But if it were not so important, why would we be put on earth? I bless God for bringing me you. He gave me someone to share my love of Him. May erlch, Aritri Gupta rated it really liked it. 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. Yes, it is a little predictable, and maybe Daniel should have had a bit more limelight, but Segal’s storytelling is marvelous and smooth.

Timothy, no doubt, is beautifully etched as a character, and it was a pleasure to read through Deborah’s journey in what was a man’s world of being Rabbis. I would definitely recommend this to Segal fans, and those who like romance novels or simply want to know more about Jewish customs, through a story.

Jul 26, Kira rated it really liked it. I love all Erich Segal’s books, and this one was great too, although more low-key. He describes the world of Judaism and Catholicism in a very engaging and interesting way, providing specific details and terminology. The interaction between people from different religious backgrounds is very educative and I think teaches us tolerance. This is a wonderful book! So interesting to read about two faiths and how they relate to and perceive God.

Since Eegal have always been Protestant, I learned a lot, but am left with questions. The character development was well done.