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Trailing Jesus
     

Trailing Jesus

by James Campion
 

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TRAILING JESUS

Dreams. Nightmares. Religion. Revolution. Divinity. Evil. Temptation.
Hope. Murder. Mysticism. Faith. Oppression. Memories. Visions.
Passion. History. Lies. Truth. Forgiveness.

What happens when a man follows his ghosts into the cauldron of the mystic?

In the spring of 1996, James Campion, author of the underground sensation, "Deep Tank

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TRAILING JESUS

Dreams. Nightmares. Religion. Revolution. Divinity. Evil. Temptation.
Hope. Murder. Mysticism. Faith. Oppression. Memories. Visions.
Passion. History. Lies. Truth. Forgiveness.

What happens when a man follows his ghosts into the cauldron of the mystic?

In the spring of 1996, James Campion, author of the underground sensation, "Deep Tank Jersey" (1996) and the explosive follow-up, "Fear No Art" (2000) immersed himself in the mad pursuit of truth beyond the mists of legend. Intrigued by the teachings of philosophical and spiritual leaders over the centuries and fueled by a questioning of his Catholic background lead Campion to a natural exploration of the visage of Jesus Christ from revolutionary vagabond to religious icon.

Carving out images from his own past and passionately delving into gospel lore prompted his tireless journey to the Holy Land. Across the desert, in the footsteps of the mysterious, inside the mind and out of the heart, the results of Campion's trek are found in the introspective and controversial pages of Trailing Jesus.

Six years in the making, Trailing Jesus is more than a true story of self-discovery and Biblical revelations. It is literally a lifetime dissected in a single trip, while also being an emotional investigation of one of the most enigmatic social and political pioneers in the pantheon of human experience. Trailing Jesus is a stirring view of Jesus of Nazareth, the peasant messiah whose spiritual revolution still breathes today beneath centuries of dogma and religion.

The Greatest Story Ever Told is understood quite differently through the eyes of an author in search of spirit and wonder in a violently coldworld. Campion's discovery of a latter 20th century Israel struggling to find its own center is the backdrop to this wildly introspective tale of a faith questioned and then renewed.

Trailing Jesus is a major work for the 21st century. It topples icons, punctures dogma and resuscitates the memory of a movement so influential it has spanned two millennium of speculation and debate, superstition and worship, war and bigotry, power and compassion.

Trailing Jesus is not the voice of a scholar or a theologian or even a religious apologist, just the brutal honesty of a man in search of a revolutionary mystic from a time seemingly so far away, yet so very close to the marrow of human kind.

James Campion's third book, Trailing Jesus - A Holy Journal is a must read for the faithful, the doubtful, and the just plain curious.


About the Author:
James Campion presently heads up the world-renowned Reality Check New & Information Desk, whose findings appear the Aquarian Weekly and across the Internet on jamescampion.com. He has contributed the odd missive for the Journal News, North County News, Trentonian, NY Newsday, Perfection Magazine, Women's Weekly, Hack Writers among other proud publications for the past twenty years of pathetically bizarre journalism.

His first book, "Deep Tank Jersey - One Man's Journey in the Soul of a New Jersey Club Band" published in 1996 by Callaloo Press swept through the literary underground and still sells strongly today. His second book, "Fear No Art - Observations on the Death of the American Century" published in 2000 by BLAZO!! struck a chord in the world of Gonzo Journalism and garnered Campion space in lauded compilations such as, "Glory - A Nation's Spirit Defeats the Attack on America" published by American Publishing Network in 2001 and "In Our Own Words - A Generation Defining Itself" published in 2002 by MW Enterprises.

Mr. Campion is currently working on his fourth book which will be his first novel. He lives and works in Vernon, New Jersey and has recently embarked on his own publishing concern, Gueem Books. Trailing Jesus is the enterprise's first release. James' Campion's work is currently available on his web site, Barnes & Noble, bn.com, amazon.com and several smaller booksellers across America. All three titles are handled by Bookazine Distributors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967929620
Publisher:
Gueem Books
Publication date:
01/28/2003

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James Campion is the latest incarnation in the pantheon of Gonzo journalists who throw themselves into their subjects. His first book, "Deep Tank Jersey" explored the insane world of sub-culture rock music, while his second, "Fear No Art" reviewed his recent career as a rogue reporter and a radical syndicated columnist. His new offering, "Trailing Jesus" combines the keen eye and searing wit of his previous work with a mystical slant.

Campion currently works as a freelance writer for magazines and continues to build a rabid following through his weekly rants in "Reality Check" originating in New Jersey’s Aquarian Weekly.

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