ISBN 9780553560701,Acts Of Faith

Acts Of Faith


Erich Segal


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 1996

ISBN 9780553560701

ISBN-10 0553560700


Number of Pages 560 Pages
Language (English)


Acts of Faith is a bestselling novel written by the popular American author Erich Segal. The story revolves around three extraordinary characters, Timothy, Daniel, and Deborah. The story is about two people who belong to two different worlds who met in their childhood. After their first meeting, they are destined to cross each other's path throughout. The leading character of the story, Daniel, is the son of a rabbi. Being a scholar himself, he is fated to follow his father's footsteps and yet break his father's heart. Timothy is the one who had been abandoned at birth and yet is lucky enough to find a home at the Catholic Church. At this Church, he is also offered an alluring career but the vows he takes at the Church are not strong enough to hold him back from a soul igniting passion. Deborah, the third main character, has been given an upbringing to be dutiful and obedient. She is supposed to be a perfect rabbi's wife, and she is until she falls in love, a forbidden love that leads her to another world of rebellion. The book takes the reader through various cities including Brooklyn and Brasilia, and the holy cities of Rome and Jerusalem. The story stretches over a time period of a quarter of a century. Born on June 16, 1937, Erich Segal was a leading American author and screenwriter. He completed his graduation from Harvard University and got his master's and doctorate in comparative literature from the same place. He was also an accomplished competitive runner. He started his career as a professor of Latin and Greek Literature at various universities including Yale University, Harvard University, and Princeton University. He is most famously known for his novel Love Story. This novel got adapted into a motion picture and the screenplay was written by Segal. His other famous novels include Love Story, Doctors,