Jesus (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Religion - 288 pages
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The New York Times bestselling author of Buddha captures the extraordinary life of Jesus in this surprising, soul-stirring, and page-turning novel. Uncovering the transformational "lost years" that are not recounted in the New Testament, Deepak Chopra has imagined Jesus's path to enlightenment moving from obscurity to revolutionary, from doubt to miracles, and then beyond as the role of the long-awaited Messiah. As a teenager, Jesus has premonitions of his destiny, and by the end, as he arrives to be baptized in the River Jordan, he has accepted his fate, which combines extremes of light and darkness.

With his characteristic ability for imparting profound spiritual insights through the power of storytelling, Deepak Chopra's Jesus portrays the life of Christ as never before, ultimately leading us closer to understanding the nature of God and the soul. As the author shares, "I don't want the Jesus in this book to be worshiped, much less to push him forward as definitive. The events of the tale are pure fiction. But at a deeper level, the Jesus in this book feels real because we've gotten a glimpse into his mind. One flash of insight answers many prayers."

  

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The last 20-30 pages had some good spiritual insights. - Goodreads
His writing is in the case is not so good. - Goodreads
I know, I know, it is a judgment of sorts :-P) - Goodreads

Review: Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment

User Review  - Heidi - Goodreads

admittedly I love historical fiction in this setting. While Deepak Chopra's Jesus is not Red Tent, I did enjoy the premise and found myself living life a bit differently after reading this. Looking for light, and loving instead of fighting demons. Read full review

Review: Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment

User Review  - Patricia - Goodreads

One of my favorite books ever (Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, by Christopher Moore) is about this same premise - what happened in the years between Jesus being 12 and ... Read full review

Contents

The Stranger in the Snow
3
The Two Judases
13
God on the Roof
31
The First Miracle
41
The Holy Woman
57
Wilderness and Worship
75
PART TWO MIRACLE WORKER
89
Catch and Release
91
Second Birth
123
Captive
139
The First and Last
155
Pure in Spirit
179
Traveler
193
The Wager
211
Light of the World
227
Epilogue
247

The Fourth Man
107

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About the author (2009)

Deepak Chopra, M.D., is the author of more than eighty books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both fiction and nonfiction categories.

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