The Transmigrant

The Transmigrant

by Kristi Saare Duarte

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What if Jesus was just an ordinary boy searching for enlightenment?

8 AD. The young carpenter Yeshua is convinced he was born to be a preacher. But the temple priests scoff and say that no craftsman, however wise, can ever enter their holy ranks. Humiliated and robbed of his only goal, Yeshua resigns to a drab existence as a simple laborer. Until a Buddhist pilgrim invites him to the magical country Sindh where anyone can become a monk, and a world of possibilities opens.

Torn between duty and following his bliss, Yeshua must decide between selfishly chasing his dream or saving his family from everlasting shame.

Inspired in part by Russian explorer Nicolas Notovitch’s 1894 book about Jesus’s travels in Asia, The Transmigrant uncovers his spiritual journey during the so-called “missing years.”

Duarte masterly traces the evolution of Jesus’ thought, and the grand synthesis of religious traditions it culminates in. Captivating and powerfully related account of Jesus' early years. [Kirkus Reviews]

The Transmigrant is a unique historical tale. A lot of research has gone into making this one of the best reads yet. I haven’t read anything quite this good. [Urban Book Reviews]

An account that is very human and divine in nature, in moving language that provokes both conversation and meditation. Well-researched, focused, credible and inspirational historical fiction! [Historical Novel Society]

Brilliant in its simplicity of style. A vibrant living tapestry that humanizes Jesus in a sensitive and delicate way, which we have not seen since Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha, or Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet. [Paul Davids, Director of "Jesus in India,” an NBC Universal documentary] 
A beautiful story, deeply touching and very inspirational. Filled with vivid descriptions and emotionally charged passages; the author fills the senses of readers with sounds, sights, and smells. It will transport readers to endearing spiritual climates. [Reader’s Favorite]

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154463178
Publisher: Kristi Saare Duarte
Publication date: 07/16/2017
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 236,568
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kristi Saare Duarte, author of the award-winning novel THE TRANSMIGRANT, is Estonian by origin, but Swedish by birth. She has spent her life traveling the world and chasing adventures. Always open to change, Kristi has lived in Sweden, England, Estonia, Spain, and Peru, where she has studied languages, art, and acting, and has had careers in health care management, advertising, and finance. She is a Reiki healer and a spiritual channel. Currently, she lives in Harlem, New York City, with her husband and her imaginary dog, Winston.

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Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite What was Jesus’ early life like — the missing years of his life as a child? The Transmigrant by Kristi Saare Duarte provides an interesting narrative about the life of Yeshua, starting from AD I in Capernaum, Galilee. Jesus’ sense of the neighbor, his attention to the needs of others and his propensity to serve come across in the narrative as a natural gift. Readers are introduced to a young Yeshua who is awake to the spiritual realities of his people, hungry for an encounter with the Messiah. The reader follows the story of a man in search of his destiny, a man buoyed up by the love of God. But he will suffer the worst form of rejection when he tries to communicate his intimate experience with God, and will be thrown out of the temple. It seems his days are doomed and he’ll spend his entire life as a laborer, consumed by a dream he cannot attain, that of becoming a Rabbi — a teacher. But an encounter with a Buddhist pilgrim will open his eyes and set him on a new course, that of embracing his dream and destiny. The Transmigrant is a beautiful story, deeply touching and very inspirational. Kristi Saare Duarte creates a compelling portrait of Jesus and allows readers to experience the depths of his humanity. His spiritual heritage and that of his family come out clearly in this narrative. Readers will meet Jesus’ siblings and understand the dynamics of life within a Jewish family. The story is beautifully told and the author creates vivid images of the early life of Jesus and his passage through other cities like Damascus. It is also interesting to note that the Rabbi always talked about the coming of the Messiah and Jesus would listen with rapt attention, hoping to see the Messiah. The use of irony in this narrative is brilliant and readers will enjoy the sense of humor that gives more life to the story. The story is filled with vivid descriptions and emotionally charged passages; the author fills the senses of readers with sounds, sights, and smells, just as in this line: “On top of a wooden pulpit at the front, flickering oil lamps danced in the breeze and the scent of incense filled the snug meeting room with magic.” This is a story that will transport readers to endearing spiritual climates.