Not always happy but always happy to be Catholic.
A wonderful book! I read it when it first came out (hey, I'm old, okay?), and again in my twenties. Overdue for a re-read!/Michener has a gift for making complex issues and events understandable to a simpleton like me. THE SOURCE and CARAVANS serve as very effective and clear introductions to Israel and Afghanistan.
Interestingly the other Michener book I've read is Caravans and we talk about that briefly at the beginning of the podcast. He really did have a gift for explanation while telling a great tale.