The Gospel According to Jesus

  • by Stephen Mitchell
  • Narrated by Stephen Mitchell
  • 3 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This translation of the life and teachings of Jesus creates an image of not only a great spiritual teacher, but of a real person. Eminent author and translator Stephen Mitchell's approach to the Gospels has been widely praised for its depth, clarity, and radiance. This is a stunning work for believers and non-believers alike.


What the Critics Say

"Very provocative and very thoughtful - a remarkable book." (Studs Terkel, WSMT)


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Customer Reviews

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The secret psychological life of Jesus - its effects on us personally and societally

Stephen Mitchell's The Gospel According to Jesus speaks much of Jesus's bastard status affecting his psychology, life and gospels. What struck me is it has created our whole culture's diminution of women from his rejection of his fornicating mother, and our adoration of men from his adoration of his "Father in heaven".

Then Stephen offers his translation of what he believes, based on his scholarship, are the real gospels.

I am reminded that we must never forget the religious underpinnings of our culture as they underlie everything, and on a personal level, that I really need to forgive my parents if I want to heal myself and be whole.
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- Maggie

Confusing but illuminating

I feel this is a very eastern way of looking at things, but aren't all religions from the east? Being brought up Catholic I've struggled a lot with the myth making of Jesus and the brain washing that ensues. I see now Jesus as a man and a true hero.
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- Blueluv

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-15-1999
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books