The Eternal Messiahby W. R. Pursche, Michael Gabriele
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In the distant future, on a planet far from Earth, a religious preacher appears just as war threatens to engulf the galaxy. He brings a compelling message of sacrifice, encouraging the people to break free from their meaningless and lifeless customs. His gospel challenges both the ritualistic religious leaders and an oppressive occupying power.
His name is Jesus.
On the other side of the galaxy, Treb Captain Win's research ship is commandeered by the military to undertake a covert mission to find a missing freighter carrying illicit weapons. Along on the mission are two troublesome humans: a shady government official who isn't telling Win the whole story about the mission, and a scientist who has developed a controversial theory about the connection between religion and cultural advancement.
When the search for the weapons leads to K'Turia, Win and his companions are caught between Jesus, the priests, and their enemies. Drawn into an unfolding drama that is eerily familiar to what happened on Earth, they are forced to make a desperate choice: save the galaxy or save Jesus.
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This book has a totally different twist than most christian fiction that I read. This book takes place on a planet called K'Turia which is light years away from Earth. Captain Trebor Win mans the reasearch ship Anatar which falls under the military branch known as the Interglactic League of Worlds. When he is called to go on a covert operation to find missing weapons he winds up on K'Turia, and soon learns of a preacher who calls himself Jesus.Things start unfolding that are eerily simaliar to what took place on Earth. What will happen on the planet of K'Turia? I would easily label this book christian fiction with a sci-fi twist.It took me awhile to learn the characters, and the cast of characters list at the beginning of the story was quite helpful, but once I figured out who everyone was the story was quite intriguing and thought provoking,a story about faith that doesn't come off preachy at all. The ending left me wondering if there might be a sequel to this one. Fans of sci-fi will certainly enjoy this one, but its a page turner for anyone who enjoys a story that will stay with you long after you finish the last page. Highly recommended!
Captain Win's League research ship is sent on a mission to K'turia to find a missing freighter. The mission is dangerous. Lemians, enemies of the League, are already in K'turia and will capture anyone from the League. When Win and his companions arrive in K'turia, they find the planet stirred by a religious preacher, Jesus. The story of The Eternal Messiah: Jesus of K'turia is obviously very, very similar to the New Testament story of Jesus. There are just so many parallels! What I like about the book is that certain sections in the book seems to have a double meaning. For example, in one scene, Jesus appeared to Win and told him that He will help him overcome his despair. After that encounter with Jesus, it is written: With each step he (Win) grew stronger, and as he left the camp and entered the orchard, the path, which should have been hidden in darkness, was miraculously easy to see. I like the way there is a double meaning behind that sentence. Firstly, it can mean literally, ie. physical light and darkness. Secondly, it can mean figuratively, ie. spiritual light and darkness. Another thing I like about this book is its many sub-plots. The sub-plots usually occur at the same time and this adds intrigue to the story. When I received this book, I was a little apprehensive since I've never read a book which tries to recreate Jesus' life in a different setting and era. But, I soon found out that this book stays true to one of the themes of Jesus' life, His sacrifice for mankind. Overall, The Eternal Messiah: Jesus of K'turia is a thought-provoking and challenging read. The end of the book does not clearly indicate what happens to the League, so maybe a sequel is coming soon? I'm certainly interested in learning about how things work out for the League in the end!
The Eternal Messiah: Jesus of K'Turia is an intergalactic quest for the Truth within the packaging of a thought-provoking, suspense-filled work of fiction. A blend of beliefs shared by Christians and followers of other major world religions is held up to the Light. Due to the examination of infinite Truths presented in a completely new context, this book reminded me a bit of The Shack in how it inspired me to reevaluate what I believe, how I have come to those beliefs, and which ones I need to let go of in order to submit to love, forgiveness, and sacrifice that is indeed eternal. K'Turia is a very primitive planet with very limited technology, a strict social order dictated by the a body of priests who control the temple, teach, and interpret all of the Laws the citizens obey. This governing body has become corrupt, and those who kept subdued under their rule become discontent when Jesus comes and begins teaching them about Truth that supersedes that of the Law upheld by the priests of the temple. Jesus teaches through his words, parables, and example that the spirit of the law is more important than the letter of the law and that salvation is for everyone-those who are on K'Turia and the "offworlders" who come to the planet for a variety of reasons. A team of people assembled from different planets, who begin with quite varied intentions and personal missions, must navigate and work together on the unfamiliar planet K'Turia to plod through many layers of lies, both internal and external, which at times turn them against one another and make them doubt themselves. Military alliances, intergalactic conflict, and opportunities for personal conversion collide on a small, primitive planet where the most difficult decision lies in figuring out the Truth and what to do about it. As a fan of spiritual and religious books that stretch my mind and beliefs, a reader of many adventure stories, mysteries, and science fiction, I highly recommend reading The Eternal Messiah: Jesus of K'Turia.