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The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Deepak Chopra Found the TRUE Jesus

After reading The Third Jesus I was struck by how much Dr. Chopra's words resonated with me. I've believed, as he does, that we have lost touch with the most basic teachings of Christ which simply ask us to love one another. However, because of religious dogma, we hav...
After reading The Third Jesus I was struck by how much Dr. Chopra's words resonated with me. I've believed, as he does, that we have lost touch with the most basic teachings of Christ which simply ask us to love one another. However, because of religious dogma, we have instead created an us and them society where those who follow a prescribed method of worship tend to cast out anyone who doesn't follow their version of Christianity instead of following Christ's teachings which asked us to Judge not lest we be judged, and to do unto others as we would have others do unto us. Christ wasn't a Christian, he was Jewish. What we have turned him into is an unloving representative of our own personal biasis. Dr. Chopra clearly explains this with beautfy and clarity.

posted by Janonda on July 16, 2009

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9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Actually A Very Anti-Christian Book

I was disappointed in this book. First of all,the author misinterprets a lot of the verses he cites. He has a moderate knowledge of Christianity, but far from a fully developed understanding of it - especially the mystical aspect of Christianity. What he does want to ...
I was disappointed in this book. First of all,the author misinterprets a lot of the verses he cites. He has a moderate knowledge of Christianity, but far from a fully developed understanding of it - especially the mystical aspect of Christianity. What he does want to advance is the Gnostic version of the scriptures. Anything that doesn't agree with or which doesn't fit with this agenda, he explains away by saying organized religion or misguided men added it later for their own purposes. He also leaves out any explanation at all of the Gnostic verses which grossly contradict one another and don't fit with his views. His anti- Christian agenda is well hidden in the early chapters. You don't really get the full flavor of his anti-Christian feelings until you get to the last chapter where he more fully voices his contempt for the traditional Christian viewpoint. He actually goes so far as to say Jesus would have been for abortion and if you can't accept that then you don't know the real Jesus. Sorry, but I don't believe anyone has cornered the market completely on what Jesus meant everytime he spoke. Chopra seems to think he has it all figured out, though. I would have to say, I found this book a great dissappointment for two main reasions 1' the negativity regarding the Christian religion he saves/hides for the last chapter - didn't expect that from someone supposed to be so 'enlightened' and 'tolerant' and 2' his assertion that he does actually understand Jesus, but nobody else does if they don't agree with his viewpoint. This is a hypocritical assertion, actually, because that is exactly the point of view he asserts is a flaw in others.

posted by Anonymous on September 2, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2008

    Almost but not quite.

    I was really excited to read this book, but it left me feeling like I missed something. I grew up Christian, explored Vedic/Hindu meditation & philosophy for many years and am now a practicing Buddhist. I totally get where Deepak is coming from in general, and I was hoping this book might tie up some loose ends and help me bridge my 'old religion' with my current one. I felt like he made a lot of interesting points, but that he misinterpreted a lot of Biblical quotes - or that his interpretation wasn't backed up with anything of substance. He just makes points & leaves you hanging. Save your money and borrow it from someone or get it from the library.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2009

    Good for those who need to SEE it PHYSICALLY

    For believers who need to physically SEE (the black or white) touchable evidence to believe something.Those who need to EXPERIENCE before they BELIEVE...Those who do not strong enough FAITH to TRUST it is so. Part 3 is the Direct approach to the whole mission of the book- POWERFUL!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2013

    Recommended

    I found this book to be not only a beautiful comparison of Christian and Buddhist belief and practice, it was also a damn good handbook for any Christian. It is a book to which I will always refer and consequently had to buy a hardcopy of it.

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  • Posted May 13, 2009

    Jesus in the House

    Jesus in the House is a very awe inspiring book written by Allan Wright. It is able to capture the true essence of Jesus and how all of his messages and teachings have correlated with the home. It brings into question, "Was Jesus born in a stable? Or was it really in a home itself?" It shows how most of Jesus' meals and miracles have used the home as major focal points in lessons learned. These book aides the reader in capturing a more full understanding of what Jesus' miracles meant not only to the crowds that gathered, but also those whom he healed and that persons family and friends. It is a great read for unveiling how each and every thing Jesus did brought joy to some home.
    If I were to recommend a book to a reader looking to capture who Jesus really was as a person and how he affected those around him, this would be the book. It not only enlightened the reader on the history of Jesus, but also was able to I've new and deeper meanings to what the reader felt is already known. This book was extremely insightful and a great read whether you are religious or not.

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