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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This is a good, human story about Jesus. It is very vivid and engaging. I listened to the audiobook while driving. I recommend it as an entertaining story for those curious.

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 is the author of more than fifty-five books translated into over thirty-five languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both fiction and nonfiction categories.

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