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4.0 out of 5 stars Jesus a Novel
Many people would like to have a more rounded picture of Jesus than the gospels portray. How did Jesus Mother feel as he left home and her on a radically different career to most? If Jesus a Novel impresses upon us anything, it must be that God himself took on human flesh and lived amoung us. Walter Wangerin uses his experience as a believer to make Jesus life relevant...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the real thing
Ok - lets write a novel about Jesus. Hmmm I have tried to read this book. But it fails on a number of points:-

a. The Bible is better

b. Not sure changing Jesus' words help - they are more like 1600's!

c. To repeat the Bible is better, clear and just better!

Not really worth buying.
Published on 22 Feb. 2007 by Birmingham Book Reader


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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jesus a Novel, 22 April 2006
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Many people would like to have a more rounded picture of Jesus than the gospels portray. How did Jesus Mother feel as he left home and her on a radically different career to most? If Jesus a Novel impresses upon us anything, it must be that God himself took on human flesh and lived amoung us. Walter Wangerin uses his experience as a believer to make Jesus life relevant to people in today's culture. Take a read you might just be surprised and learn something too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A radical account, 11 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: Jesus: A Novel (Kindle Edition)
Anyone familiar with the Bible and the Bible story of Jesus' life will know that there are huge gaps ... Mr Wangerin Jr, by virtue of his spiritual intuition, fills in those gaps and, although it may be interpreted as being a novel, it opens thought to the understanding that this extraordinary man, Jesus, lived with a sense of urgency and purpose and obtained such glorious transcendence of understanding that he knew his immortality.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good from a story perspective, 16 Jan. 2013
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There are better books around but none that wrap it all into a novel, like this does. Language style can be off putting for some but I liked it. If you are looking for a book on this try Messiah by Jerry D. Thomas, It may bring tears to your eyes. There is a Kindle version of Messiah available with links to marketplace bound versions.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Messiah-ebook/dp/B003980BNQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358326503&sr=8-2
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good, 14 May 2014
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This novel like The book of God is written in an exciting way . You really get a feel for the time and Place
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5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the real thing, 22 Feb. 2007
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This review is from: Jesus: A Novel (Paperback)
Ok - lets write a novel about Jesus. Hmmm I have tried to read this book. But it fails on a number of points:-

a. The Bible is better

b. Not sure changing Jesus' words help - they are more like 1600's!

c. To repeat the Bible is better, clear and just better!

Not really worth buying.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Seriously?, 1 Mar. 2006
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This review is from: Jesus: A Novel (Audio CD)
From the quote in the blurb: "Angels in legions sang when you were born, my beautiful Yeshi! At midnight they poured down from the heavens, every one a whirling star, ten thousand voices in a sky-borne choir. 'Glory,' they sang, and I felt the bedrock tremble. You popped your eyes open. You peered around, seeking the source of the music and waving your hands as if to catch the stars in them!"
It would take a heart of stone not to laugh. Ten thousand voices in a sky-borne choir, and you popped your eyes open. Such mastery of language is just breathtaking, isn't it?
I have browsed this book several times and never once managed to keep a straight face. Surely the point of a novelisation of the life of Jesus is to give a new perspective on a well-known tale, to make it real for the readers of the 21st Century? This Jesus, unfortunately, speaks exactly like a 17th Century Englishman. Upon reappearing after his Resurrection (not to spoil the plot, or anything!) his first words to his disciples, in the Gospel According to Wangerin, are actually, "And lo!"
A totally devotional work of zero artistic, philosophical or even religious value, pulled together by an utter hack.
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