Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment

Jesus A Story of Enlightenment Deepak Chopra s story is an inspiring gift for those who truly care and have the courage to seek Michael Baigent author of The Jesus PapersThe founder of The Chopra Center and the preeminent teacher

  • Title: Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment
  • Author: Deepak Chopra
  • ISBN: 9780061448737
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment

    Deepak Chopra s story is an inspiring gift for those who truly care and have the courage to seek Michael Baigent, author of The Jesus PapersThe founder of The Chopra Center and the preeminent teacher of Eastern philosophy to the Western World, Deepak Chopra gives us the story of the man who became Messiah in his phenomenal New York Times bestseller Jesus The author who Deepak Chopra s story is an inspiring gift for those who truly care and have the courage to seek Michael Baigent, author of The Jesus PapersThe founder of The Chopra Center and the preeminent teacher of Eastern philosophy to the Western World, Deepak Chopra gives us the story of the man who became Messiah in his phenomenal New York Times bestseller Jesus The author who illuminated the life of Buddha now offers readers an unparalleled portrait of Jesus Christ, from carpenter s son to revolutionary leader, that is fresh and inspiring a remarkable retelling of the greatest story ever told.

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    1. Jessica

      I love pretty much anything that Deepak Chopra writes, but this is the first work of fiction of his that I've read. I am also a person that LOVES reading anything that helps break Jesus out of the tiny box that organized Christianity has put him in, and this really does a good job of that.This book is a fictionalized account of Jesus' lost years prior to his mission as described in the New Testament. As a work of fiction, the book is very well written and very believable. Even hard liners would [...]

    2. Lyn

      I have picked up this book numerous times only to put it back again and come back still interested. The obvious controversy left me unwilling to read. I finally did and found it a fascinating fiction, not overtly offensive, though some might be put off by this "lost years" narrative.

    3. Darlene

      Holy Crap!?! As I forced myself to read this work of fiction in one sitting, I could not help but wonder what Deepak was hoping to accomplish with this publication (or how strapped for cash he was). I was neither enlightened nor inspired by his story. If anything, it has only fueled my curiosity and yearning for knowing the truth. Sylvia Browne's "The Mystical Life of Jesus" (using her spiritual guide) and Dolores Cannon's "Jesus and the Essenes" (utilizing subjects of hypnotic regression) were [...]

    4. Brad

      Last Week: So far I read the Authors Note pages and the Reader's Guide at the end of the book. I think it gives the book a better head start. I have enjoyed both of these sections very much and look forward to the fictional story of Jesus' middle years within.Conclusion: I think this book, to be enjoyed by Christians, must be approached with an open heart and an open mind. One should not be attached to their own version/vision of who Christ was in his early years, the between years. But rather, [...]

    5. Kerri

      I enjoyed this book for the same reason I have always loved Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar- they portray the "human" side of Jesus who I can find relatable. I did not know much about Deepak Chopra before this and I look forward to learning more about him, and reading more of his books.

    6. Khenpo Gurudas

      I will have to admit to being rather disappointed after reading this book. That doesn't mean it wasn't a well-written book, certainly worth reading. But I expected something more from the author, Deepak Chopra.In his preface to Jesus, Chopra is very straightforward about his purpose in writing the book, saying:"[there is] a Jesus left out of the New Testament - the enlightened Jesus. His absence, in my view, has profoundly crippled the Christian faith, forking [Jesus] the one and only Son of God [...]

    7. Becca Chopra

      Deepak Chopra offers sage advice on transforming your life, from a Christian perspective, in his novel "Jesus." While many Christians may not agree with his fictional account of Jesus' lost years before his ministry began, they can reap new insights from the Readers Guide - Jesus and the Path to Enlightenment. He writes that Jesus was the product of transformation and that he wanted others to be transformed also, giving up unloving, violent, selfish and narrow-minded attitudes and offering only [...]

    8. Rita

      Although I find the storyline improbable, I found Chopra's imagined tale to be an interesting story of "what might have been" the activitiies of Jesus, between the ages of 26 to 30. I say that I find this story improbable, but I am open to the idea that it is - not impossible. Given that it is hard to know exactly what life was like in the region of Jerusalem, over 2000 years ago - Chopra did a fine job of telling a story of a region and a society living under harsh poltiical, cultural, and reli [...]

    9. Jacob Julian

      mengisahkan tentang masa muda Yesus.ya saya tahu ini fiksi. tapi entahlah kisahnya sama sekali nggak menarik.dikisahkan ternyata Yesus punya saudara dan dia terlibat dalam kaum Zelot, kaum pemberontak bawah tanah yang menentang Romawi. kaum ini memang benar-benar ada, tapi seorang Messiah--sebenarnya kenapa harus Messi? kenapa gak Bale? atau Ronaldo? Ah ya Neymar memang seorang bajingan diving yang profesionalyway . Yesus bahkan sudah menemukan siapa pengkhianat di sini!!! ya Yudas adalah se [...]

    10. Ange

      Amazing Amazing Book! My favorites:1. “You want to protect the innocent. Let me tell you, God isn’t just in the rabbits. He’s also in the foxes. So your little act of kindness deprived God of a meal.” P 1332. “How can we discover God’s will unless we give up our own?” P 1613. “If I use my power, people will become afraid of me too. And why not, if they fear my Father so greatly?” P 1654. “If God is everywhere, we must figure out why he’s so hard to see, “ he once said wh [...]

    11. Tori Hoeschler

      Very Insightful, Very RedundantMy dad recommended I read this book because I am at a point in my life where I’m doing a lot of soul searching but I don’t really have any firm beliefs. Since the platform of this book is essentially that of a novel, I figured it could be pretty digestible. I love the idea of this book: Jesus was not a static being that was simply born divine, but rather a human being that sought and found enlightenment. He found god not because he was the literal son of God, b [...]

    12. Waco Glennon

      I really don't know what to say about this book. The genre is not new. Others have combined the Middle Eastern traditions with those of India. So, this is Chopra's foray into the realm. It tells a story of a Jesus who is searching as much as - no, more than - any of us do for a place and a purpose. There are false starts and redefinings. There are truths that are learned and the relearned. The comparison and expansion of the Christian tradition by the mysterious monk really only happens at the e [...]

    13. Nicole Wagner

      A very interesting book, Deepak is a superb writer and has a wonderful imagination. I like that it sparks thoughts about life and humanity from a personal level and how we can shine and encompass our own Christ-like selves. To see that both light and dark are equal aspects of God and play their part in the grand stage of life. I would've enjoyed more from Mary's perspective and influence as it seems she was more influential in his life than shown here, possibly. I also like that it emphasizes ho [...]

    14. Raphamello

      "Ron and Hermione follow Harry on his quest to destroy Horcruxes, conquer death by means of the Deathly Hallows, and ultimately defeat Voldemort in a stunning display of self-sacrifice." Replace with names like "Jesus," "Judas," "Mary Magdalene" and "Satan" and you've got yourself this silly secularization claiming itself a deeply spiritual interpretation of the person of Christ. Have a little more respect, Chopra :(

    15. Virginia Boylan

      I looked forward to learning Chopra's understanding of Jesus. This book is a mishmash of legends, traditions and some outright crazy tales about Jesus's mid-to-late twenties. He runs around doing strange miracles and befriending Judas Iscariot and Mary Magdalene for no clear reason. The temptation story is mixed in with the baptism scene and both are mangled. If I hadn't been listening on audiobook while driving, I'd have closed the book in disgust.

    16. Lucy

      I enjoyed Deepak's Readers Guide the most. It was interesting to imagine what Jesus's journey was like other than what we know from the bible.

    17. Jessica

      I loved this book. At first I was unsure if I would even get through it, but I couldn't put it down. It has helped me renew some faith I have been lacking

    18. Eric Nelson

      Chopra takes his own non-historical sense of who Jesus was and places him in a geniusly re-created first century Palestine. It�s an odd experience to read historical fiction where so much time and care is taken to get the history right�setting detailed accurately, culture described vividly, and characters so believably first-century�yet the central character isn�t given the same attention. To care so deeply about historical sources, but to disregard the best historical sources in determi [...]

    19. Elgyn

      Čekala jsem mnohem víc.Když pominu poněkud chatrný příběh, tak autorův styl je příliš současný. Navíc používat centimetry, metry a kilometry je poněkud předčasné (s. 92 aj.).s. 180,181Když mu závěje dosáhly po prsa, mával kolem sebe rukama jako plavec v příboji.Brzy ho to však vyčerpalo. Bez naděje na únik poklekl a začal se modlit. Sklonil bradu na prsa a zabránil tak vločkám, aby mu ucpaly nos.To mi nepřijde moc logické.d. 225 Zde dáváme Caesarovi, co je [...]

    20. Aymen Alramadhan

      If you want to live in the heart of history around Jerusalem to see Jesus walking, talking, and interacting with followers, rivals, and different religious groups that lived in his time, then, this story is a must. I completely lost sense of space and time throughout reading this book. Minus 1 star because the author rushed closing the story at the last chapter. In addition, because I didn’t like the author introducing himself as one of the characters in the story.

    21. Jeanie Jones

      Definitely gives you a better understanding of the politics of the day. (Honestly, not something I ever gave much thought to). For that, I did really like it. I also listened to the audiobook and I really dislike most authors reading their own books (there are a few exceptions). It just was hard to stay "in" the story with his mono-tone voice. Still, I'm glad I read it. 👍🏼

    22. Eileen

      Could not put this book down - an interesting, and perhaps at times, more realistic twist on what the life of Jesus may have been. Above all, this book is an absolute joy to read because of the beauty of the writing.

    23. Sharon

      Personally, I didn't care for the book. I kept reading it because I wanted to be open to a different perspective.

    24. Alpha

      I understand what Deepak Chopra is attempting to do with this story, read out loud on audio disc by the author himself. The premise and concept are good topics to utilize. I also understand the fact this is known as a fictitious representation of Jesus Christ's life between his childhood days and his ministry starting at the age of thirty. Utilizing the many books in the Bible as well as the rejected books which are still inspiration, Deepak Chopra could have written a very enlightening vision o [...]

    25. Ben

      An interesting companion to Rice's Road to Cana Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana. Both imagine the young adult Jesus, in his twenties, discovering his identity, mission, divinity. Rice's book does a better job of describing the rough life of rural Jews in Nazareth, and the personalities of the people in Jesus' family and community. Chopra makes the bulk of his book a flashback, after Jesus has arrived in the hut of holy man in the Himalayan hills. Chopra's main idea is that the young adult Jesu [...]

    26. Jen

      One thing I will say about this is that, listening to it as an audiobook, it's so interesting to catch the rhythm of non-native English speakers. The emphasis is so different, sometimes, which can really alter a sentence--just an observation from one who's listening to a lot of audiobooks these days.As to the story, I'll say right out that, as a reviewer, I have a giant handicap against impartiality because I am, in fact, Christian, and bring those ideas and assumptions to the reading of a book [...]

    27. Stephen Gallup

      To my way of thinking, an outstanding book should concern a subject of some significance, have something new to say, and say it very well.It would be hard to claim that the subject of a book entitled Jesus was not significant. I came to it with little knowledge of the author (odd, considering he was connected with the University of Virginia when I was there and subsequently opened a center in San Diego where I now live), but I expected that this would not be a conventional presentation.And it's [...]

    28. Fred Kohn

      Funny story about this book. I became aware of the trilogy Jesus, Muhammad: A Story of the Last Prophet, and Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment as a new library worker. I noticed that Jesus was in the Inspirational section, but the other two were not. I pointed this out to the librarian, hoping to get Muhammad and Budda upgraded to Inspirational. This was before I knew that Inspirational was code for Christian fiction (!) My wishes were not realized, but Jesus got downgraded to the regular fiction [...]

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