Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Christus Experiment” as Want to Read:
The Christus Experiment
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Christus Experiment

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  23 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
He’s been divinized, demonized, demythologized, and decoded. He’s been spoken for and spoken against, the best loved, least understood, most controversial figure in human history. All of which makes Jesus of Nazareth the single most tempting target for haunted Georgia billionaire Anson MacDonald and his pricy team of time-traveling scientists and historians. What if you co ...more
Paperback, 310 pages
Published December 7th 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published November 28th 2012)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Christus Experiment, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Christus Experiment

Infinite Space, Infinite God by Karina L. FabianLord of the World by Robert Hugh BensonA Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.Haunted Tree by Scott Robert SchellerInfinite Space, Infinite God II by Karina L. Fabian
Catholic science fiction
23rd out of 31 books — 28 voters
They'd Rather Be Right by Mark CliftonTime Enough at Last by Lyn VenableCalling Tower by Josh LeoneThe Nominative Case by Edward MacKinScience Fiction Oddities by Groff Conklin
Idependent and Out of Date
73rd out of 74 books — 3 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 52)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jeff Miller
Jan 28, 2013 Jeff Miller rated it it was amazing
When it comes to a plot concerning Jesus and time travel there are about a million ways this will go horribly wrong. Some authors have already explored those paths to failure. On one side you could get the skeptic concerned more about debunking than storytelling and on the other side a Christian who is just is not a good storyteller or writer. So normally a book with this premise is one I would pass by.

"With those caveats being made, when a book is called “The Christus Experiment” and it is writ
...more
Julie Davis
Feb 27, 2013 Julie Davis rated it really liked it
He’s been divinized, demonized, demythologized, and decoded. He’s been spoken for and spoken against, the best loved, least understood, most controversial figure in human history. All of which makes Jesus of Nazareth the single most tempting target for haunted Georgia billionaire Anson MacDonald and his pricy team of time-traveling scientists and historians. What if you could capture Christ?—bring him to our own time, make him sit for modern questions and get his answers on tape? Would he do mir
...more
Terry Southard
May 05, 2013 Terry Southard rated it really liked it
Oh, my. I was not very taken by the first part of the book, and I was disappointed by that. I chalked it up to the fact that I'm not much of a sci-fi reader and I thought that maybe this was a book I was destined not to understand or "get".

But then Jesus walked into the story and everything changed. Everything. I rushed through the last 1/2 of the book as fast as I could read.

Mr. Bennett, in the end, made me care deeply about these characters. And he made a little corner of my mind open up a lit
...more
L.A. Nicholas
There's an old joke about a yard-goods merchant trying to unload a few bolts of inferior fabric on a customer who is fingering the goods dubiously. "Never mind the quality," says the merchant, "Just FEEL that width."

I was really prepared to love this book but, to be honest, I was kind of disappointed. I think the problem is that Bennett made the mistake of many thriller writers -- create a huge cast of (potentially fascinating) characters, don't develop any of them in any depth, then keep the r
...more
Mike Moody
Jun 13, 2015 Mike Moody rated it really liked it
This is a good time travel/theology novel about an operation to go back in time and bring Jesus Christ to the present for interrogation. The time travel takes place mainly offstage as the final days of the investigation of Jesus is the heart of the novel. The plot move along at a good clip for the majority of the book and ends at a frantic pace. Character development runs the gamut from fairly well developed to one-dimensional, although we never seem to spend enough time with any one of them to ...more
Mike Moody
Jul 19, 2015 Mike Moody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good time travel/theology novel about an operation to go back in time and bring Jesus Christ to the present for interrogation. The time travel takes place mainly offstage as the final days of the investigation of Jesus is the heart of the novel. The plot move along at a good clip for the majority of the book and ends at a frantic pace. Character development runs the gamut from fairly well developed to one-dimensional, although we never seem to spend enough time with any one of them to ...more
Paul
Feb 01, 2014 Paul rated it really liked it
Sci-fi, theology, philosophy, time travel and Jesus. What more could you ask for? Very well written. I liked the author's adept way at describing and painting scenes and character interactions. Kept me interested the whole time. Fast-paced yet also deep.
Emily
Emily rated it it was ok
May 24, 2016
Jason Hall
Jason Hall rated it really liked it
Apr 16, 2016
Larry Jackson
Larry Jackson rated it really liked it
Mar 13, 2016
Lisa
Lisa marked it as to-read
Jan 16, 2016
Rick Eagan
Rick Eagan rated it it was amazing
Oct 04, 2015
Megan
Megan marked it as to-read
Oct 02, 2015
Joe Paulk
Joe Paulk is currently reading it
Sep 26, 2015
Michael
Michael rated it really liked it
May 17, 2015
Jamie McDonald
Jamie McDonald rated it it was amazing
May 18, 2015
Scott
Scott rated it really liked it
Feb 04, 2015
Ted Viva
Ted Viva rated it liked it
Nov 16, 2014
Domenico
Domenico marked it as to-read
Sep 13, 2014
Theresa Scott
Theresa Scott rated it it was amazing
Aug 17, 2014
Lloyd Duhon
Lloyd Duhon marked it as to-read
Aug 16, 2014
Sam
Sam rated it it was ok
Jan 02, 2015
Robert Mullin
Robert Mullin marked it as to-read
Jul 28, 2014
Mark
Mark marked it as to-read
Jun 02, 2014
Kevin Holmes
Kevin Holmes marked it as to-read
May 20, 2014
Alyssa Watson
Alyssa Watson marked it as to-read
Aug 31, 2014
Mike O'Connor
Mike O'Connor marked it as to-read
Mar 31, 2014
Patrick
Patrick marked it as to-read
Feb 06, 2014
Sarah
Sarah added it
Aug 01, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
228291
My first published writing appeared when I was 15 years old in the pages of the legendary Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine. Since then, I've been featured in other national publications, ranging from Rutherford and Gadfly to Catholic Exchange and Our Sunday Visitor. I spoke on film and television topics for 10 years at Jesus People USA's Cornerstone Rock Festival, leading seminars on the cinem ...more
More about Rod Bennett...

Share This Book