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Where was Jesus and what was he doing from ages 12-30? Why does the Bible leave out this important information? Is there any truth to the myths and legends that proclaim that Jesus visited many other countries? This book contains amazing accounts of Jesus' missing years based on an old manuscript that was found by the author in a Tibetan lamasery in the 1890's. You will re ...more
Paperback, 62 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Leaves of Healing Publications (first published 1890)
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Mike
Apr 06, 2016 Mike rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Proszę, żeby to była prawda!
Rama
Feb 13, 2014 Rama rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Indian gospel of Jesus Christ summarized by Notovitch

Long before Jesus was born, India had become a familiar place in the Middle East because of the trade, and also missionary work of Buddhists beyond the Indian subcontinent. Buddhism had strong roots throughout India including Afghanistan and also parts of Egypt and Israel. Buddha ended his physical existence in 543 B.C. and Mahavira of Jainism in 526 B.C. The influence of Buddhist and Hindu teachings in Indian subcontinent was significant
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Kevin
Sep 01, 2014 Kevin rated it it was ok
A somewhat interesting yarn about the life of Jesus between the age of 13 and time he began his ministry at age 30. The book suggests that he spent that time studying at the hands of Buddhist masters during a sojourn into India. There is, of course, nothing to suggest this. The author purports to have discovered this during a visit to a Buddhist convent and studying scrolls. The author, however, never did produce any such scrolls.
Ashish Jaituni
Dec 01, 2011 Ashish Jaituni rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The book that started it all! Sketchy at best. Nothing concrete, a fanciful account!
Rama
Feb 13, 2014 Rama rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Indian gospel of Jesus Christ summarized by Notovitch

Long before Jesus was born, India had become a familiar place in the Middle East because of the trade, and also missionary work of Buddhists beyond the Indian subcontinent. Buddhism had strong roots throughout India including Afghanistan and also parts of Egypt and Israel. Buddha ended his physical existence in 543 B.C. and Mahavira of Jainism in 526 B.C. The influence of Buddhist and Hindu teachings in Indian subcontinent was significant
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Rama
Feb 13, 2014 Rama rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Long before Jesus was born, India had become a familiar place in the Middle East because of the trade, and also missionary work of Buddhists beyond the Indian subcontinent. Buddhism had strong roots throughout India including Afghanistan and also parts of Egypt and Israel. Buddha ended his physical existence in 543 B.C. and Mahavira of Jainism in 526 B.C. The influence of Buddhist and Hindu teachings in Indian subcontinent was significant at the time of Jesus.

Canonical Gospels record the history
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Jean-Pierre Vidrine
This book claims to be relating a lost document found in a Buddhist monastery that tells of that unrecorded time of Jesus' life from about the age of 12 to 30. According to this book, Jesus spent this time in India, learning about Buddhism. Non-fundamentalist that I am, I was initially intrigued and not offended by the prospect.
The first part of the book is the translator's heavily edited account of the original author's account of his travels to the region. Then it goes into the alleged documen
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Balaji Sundarrajan
a fascinating account. the author, who is a russian, is holed up in a tibetean buddhist monastery due to a broken leg. during his convalescence he becomes aware of an ancient manuscript preserved therein which indicates that jesus christ was in india between the ages of 14 and 30. this book is basically a translation of the manuscript. the contents open up an entirely new facet of jesus' life which is completely at variance with the accepted biblical version. i feel that this issue deserves more ...more
Nikki
Aug 04, 2011 Nikki rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an interesting account copied from a document found with the Tibetan Buddhists in the 1880s. It described Jesus' coming to India when he was 13 and studying there with monks, and eventually becoming a very influential monk himself. Then in his late 20's he went back to Israel to finish his mission. It's an interesting tale, especially since those years are missing from any New Testament account. However, there is no trace of the original document, some say it was taken as part of the Chi ...more
Richard
Jan 10, 2011 Richard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Say what you will - I buy it. Why? I'm kind of a "By their fruits you shall know them" kind of guy. That said, this sounds and feels like Jesus, and even if it was some sort of elaborate hoax, one won't go wrong by reading and internalizing Jesus' words here. There's nothing that contradicts my views on Jesus here,and pleanty that enhances my understanding of the the Nazarene. The part on the divinity of the feminine is extremely beautiful.
Fredrick Danysh
Dec 21, 2012 Fredrick Danysh rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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The Bible does not talk about the life of Jesus Christ from the age of thirteen till the age of twenty-nine when he takes up his ministery. What was Christ doing during this gap and where was he? There are people who believe that he was in India during that time as a religious explorer. The author claims to have found documents that support this viewpoint in a Buddhist monastery.
G. Tramaine Peoples
Pretty good read.. This is a debate that will never fully be discussed objectively because Christians refuse to look at Jesus as anything less than the son of God and Atheist refuse to believe any such person ever existed. All I can say is do your own research and come to your own conclusions..
Neens Bea
Aug 27, 2015 Neens Bea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting. The first half of the book is a fascinating travelogue, but if you're not into that, the actual translation of the Buddhist manuscripts about Issa isn't very long and can be read in a few minutes.
Abdulaziz Fagih
Apr 29, 2013 Abdulaziz Fagih rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I only read this book out of interest and I skipped the journey part and focused on the scripture

Of course most scholars consider the scripture invented and forged by Nicolas Notovitch him self
Paul C Graham
Interesting story-- worthwhile whether or not it has any basis in reality. The first half of the book that recount his travels is far better than the "lost book."
Anton
Jan 17, 2016 Anton rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lang-en, europa, lit-fr
Too many pages to tell too little.

The interesting stuff starts at half of the book when Notovitch finally get access to the scriptures about Issa.
Lookman Lookman
Nov 29, 2012 Lookman Lookman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great book that brings a lot of the lies given by religious leaders into focus.
Matthew Gauvain
Feb 22, 2014 Matthew Gauvain rated it really liked it
Was this story bull? Yeah Probably. But I liked it anyways.
kannan
Sep 18, 2011 kannan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
amazing... unable to absorb the details in the book. nice one.
Daniel
Mar 04, 2012 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
read this in one day, i couldn't put it down, it's an amazing story
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