Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment

Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment

by Deepak Chopra
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Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
seeker24 More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for Jesus, you won't find Him here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's such a ludicrous theory that I haven't had the patience yet to finish it. I'll probably do it, but wow. Jesus teaming up with Judas as part of a terrorist group...ugh. It's intriguing and certainly original, but I expected some soul-stirring stuff by now...
fredandethel More than 1 year ago
Even though this is just a fiction, it is still a terrible way of writing, talking and thinking about Jesus and Mary Magdalane, very much disrespecting of the Christian faiths Son of God. I was insulted as a woman and a Christian. Deepak acts like a teenage boy and involves sex and lust in this book, a book he named Jesus. Just horrible. He should read the Bible first before he writes about its people. Just horrible.
Izquit More than 1 year ago
I didn't like this book at all. I got this as a present and tought I would love it, as I have enjoyed a lot of Chopra's books. The first surprise for me was that this book is a novel. From the title I was expecting fundamented research or at least an interpretation of Jesus and his time. For a novel it is very bad written. So next time I get a Chopra book I will look first... if it's a novel I'll never read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is Christianity through the lens of religious New Age! What perspective could be more diabolically far from the Truth? Jesus is real, He absolutely loves and created Depak, but not for this; he has no authority nor a spirit of wisdom or revelation from the LORD; instead he thinks he is the lord. No way, man.
msmcgee58 More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of Deepak from his earliest work. I am not a Christian so the accuracy of the story is of no interest to me. I simply found the story to be mostly boring and very un-inspired compared to his earlier works. This is the only book he has written that I would rather have not spent my time reading. His other works would be more useful and entertaining to most readers.
Glenner More than 1 year ago
Good writing, but I wonder how Deepak reconciles with Jesus' own statements that he is God brought to earth. As CS Lewis said, "Jesus was either God incarnate, or a liar or a lunatic."

Jesus¿ claim about Himself
John 8:58-59: "`I tell you the truth,¿ Jesus answered, `before Abraham was born, I am!¿ At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.¿

This is a powerful double claim from Jesus: first, that He pre-existed His human birth and was actually alive and present (as God) before Abraham; second, that His title was ¿I am¿ -- which was the same title used for Jehovah God in Exodus 3:14.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Strictly fiction and quite amusing. Similarly entertaining is the the shroud code-x. COMPARE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It takes a closer look at the idea of Mary Magdalene being the wife of Jesus after the idea popped up in The Davinci Code. It makes me stop and think, could this fact change my perception of Jesus Christ and what He has done for me and for the world? I would say that it continues to point to his humanity as well as his divinity and gives us further comfort in knowing that He experienced yet another common part of life and understands us a little better because of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plausible story of the lost years of Jesus.
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Blondie1943 More than 1 year ago
The first part of the book is a novel on what Jesus' life might have been like between the ages of 20 and 30. Deepak Chopra makes it seem very plausable and easy reading. The second part of the book goes more in detail of what Jesus was teaching in his three years and the meaning behind it. Very enlightning.
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Joseph_Chang More than 1 year ago
This story wraps up Jesus' journey towards salvation into a struggle between good and evil. Jesus being the Messiah brings the Devil and Jezebel to attack Jesus in any way possible. But Jesus proves to be victorious towards the end. SPOILER ALERT: Hanging out with Judas and Mary (NOT the companion from the New Testament and Eastern Gospels, or Mary the Mother of Jesus...if you call out to the Lord, he'll tell you that there are two Mary's from the same place, Magdala. In this book's case, it's only the Mary who chooses to screw around with Jesus' mentality, not his companion. His companion doesn't even get introduced. But you can see that after the crucifixion, Jesus figures out who Mary, being a demon (as confirmed by the Narrator), truly is. Screwing around with Jesus desire, only to run away again and forcing Jesus to love an adulteress, putting himself in danger, which he ultimately regrets). Judas is also a demon and a traitor. Both Judas and Mary doesn't remember Jesus towards the end, because Jesus proved that he won the spiritual journey towards enlightenment, becoming the "light of the world", but them two, being demons, refuses to understand light. Deepak truly understood how the Devil (Judas) and Jezebel (Mary) caused deception and confusion, even towards the Narrator at the end (when the Narrator talks to Judas). I give it 5 stars for his unique holy war interpretation, although I'm sad that Jesus' real wife doesn't get introduced.
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