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The Eternal Messiah: Jesus of K'Turia

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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 ot ...more
Paperback, 310 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Varzara House
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Rachelle Sperling
Feb 13, 2016 Rachelle Sperling rated it really liked it
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Since some people are bound to have a strong reaction to the title, I’ll start with the Jesus – Messiah connection.

This book is not an allegory that is trying to teach theology. It is not a re-telling of the Biblical Story. (If I had thought it was I would have been uncomfortable with the fact that the authors talked about sacrifice and change in general terms and didn’t totally flush out the specifics of the one and only sacrifice that could bring lastin
Grace Krispy
Sep 24, 2011 Grace Krispy rated it liked it
A modern take on an age-old theme, this story is set on an inter-planetary stage, giving it a distinct sci-fi feel. The writing style kept my interest throughout the book, and I found myself engaged and entertained the entire way through. There are several main characters in the story, and each is defined enough to give the reader a sense of motivation and purpose. Having the characters originate from different planets was really a great way to highlight some of the unique strengths and weakness ...more
Keryl Raist
Sep 11, 2011 Keryl Raist rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Christians, liberation theology fans
I'd like to start this review with two related thoughts. First off, it takes a lot of guts to write about Jesus. Almost everyone, and all Christians, has an ideal of Jesus, a set of mindsets and actions, and any deviation by the author is likely to annoy some readers.

Secondly, though I have a degree in Religious Studies with a focus in Christian History and Theology, I'm not actually a Christian.

Which I guess is my way of saying, I'm well versed in the ideas this story deals with, but I have n
Jul 18, 2011 Brenda rated it really liked it
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 w
Evangeline Han
Jun 11, 2011 Evangeline Han rated it liked it
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,
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Bill Pursche lives in Virginia with his wife and son. They have two dogs, two rescued orphan horses, and a no-longer-feral cat. He splits his time between writing, painting, providing business advice, and doing whatever he can to help save and care for dogs and other animals. His writing has appeared in numerous publications and magazines, and many of his original "Canine Commandments" have been w ...more
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