• Thomas Bonifield

Companion Book Will Accompany Kathie Lee Gifford's Film "The Way"

That production from the Christian entertainer will lead viewers on a musical journey through the Bible when it comes out next month.

Kathie Lee Gifford (second from left) poses with co-author Rabbi Jason Sobel during an appearance on Trinity Broadcasting Network's show "Praise" with hosts Laurie and Matt Crouch.
Kathie Lee Gifford (second from left) poses with co-author Rabbi Jason Sobel (far left) during an appearance promoting her movie and book on TBN's program "Praise" with hosts Laurie and Matt Crouch. Image: Kathie Lee Gifford/Instagram.

In addition to being a director, screenwriter and musician, Kathie Lee Gifford is a bestselling author, and she brings all of her myriad talents to bear in her latest endeavor, The Way (that's the film, which we recently wrote about here) and its associated literary component, The God of the Way. The former Today show co-host narrated and directed the movie and then teamed up with Messianic Rabbi Jason Sobel to write the book.


The cover of "The God of the Way" by Kathie Lee Gifford and Rabbi Jason Sobel from Thomas Nelson publishing.
The cover of "The God of the Way" by Kathie Lee Gifford and Rabbi Jason Sobel. Image: Thomas Nelson publishing.

The two of them previously co-authored The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi, which became a bestseller when it came out in 2018, so they clearly work well together. This new book, like the film, endeavors to take readers on "a journey into the stories, people, and faith that changed the world forever," as it states on its cover. And it will do so by profiling figures from both the Old Testament and the New Testament, including Abraham and Sarah, Moses, Joshua, Jesus and his followers.


In a social media post about the book, the 69-year-old Gifford states that she merges "the ancient with the modern" in an effort to delve into "God's plan for mankind with historical and cultural insights." Sobel, who is also a spiritual adviser for the hit streaming show The Chosen, has a wealth of experience in the Holy Land and brings a great deal to the table in terms of historical knowledge about that place and both Judaism and Christianity, so it should be a good read.


The book, The God of the Way, comes out on August 30th, but you can pre-order it here through Gifford's website. The movie, The Way, hits theaters for a one-day special engagement on September 1st and you can find a venue in your area via this link to distributor Fathom Events.