• by Deepak Chopra
  • Narrated by Deepak Chopra
  • 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jesus is a fresh and inspirational re-imagining of a young man's transformational journey from carpenter's son to revolutionary leader to the man many believe to be the savior of the world.Very little is known or recorded about Jesus in his formative years. In the Gospel stories, we witness the birth of Jesus and then see him as a young boy of 12 intensely questioning the Rabbis in the Second Temple in Jerusalem. Jesus does not reappear until age 30, when he emerges as the potent and stirring rebel baptized by John at the River Jordan.What happens to Jesus in those lost years? How did Jesus the young boy become Christ the Savior? With his characteristic ability for imparting profound spiritual insights through the power of storytelling, Chopra's Jesus will capture the life of Jesus as never before.


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Customer Reviews

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One hour in its great!

I read a lot of spiritual books and they are getting repetitive - yet I am struggling with the application of the concepts... I have recently fallen in love with parable/fiction books with spiritual messages. I have been listening for one hour now and it is truly captivating, well read, with all the suspense of a good parable. I love it and am sure that I will have soon finished!
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- Lisa

Chopra should not have narrated

This might be an OK read in print but fails as an audiobook. It's an imaginative tale of how Jesus might have developed consciousness of the divine, but Chopra should restrict himself to narrating his nonfiction. For the novel to work well, the reader would need to be pulled into the tale by great narration and smooth prose, but anachronistic terms, added to the poor narration and uneven prose, kept pulling me out of the story: Jesus says, for example, "that would be megalomania;" Judas tells Jesus, "you're weird," etc.

The novel did contain interesting description of conditions of the Roman occupation of the Jews in 1st century CE. Other story elements might offend some Christian traditionalists. And those interested in the historical Jesus will be disappointed: This is a very supernatural Jesus, an eastern-philosophical Jesus, not a social justice, Jewish Jesus. I wish someone would create a novel about the historical Jesus based on the scholarship produced by cultural anthropology and the Jesus Seminar. This isn't it.
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- connie "Narrative makes the world go round."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-04-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.