Tori Hoeschler's Reviews > Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment

Jesus by Deepak Chopra
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Very Insightful, Very Redundant
My dad recommended I read this book because I am at a point in my life where I’m doing a lot of soul searching but I don’t really have any firm beliefs. Since the platform of this book is essentially that of a novel, I figured it could be pretty digestible.
I love the idea of this book: Jesus was not a static being that was simply born divine, but rather a human being that sought and found enlightenment. He found god not because he was the literal son of God, but rather, he opened his eyes to whatever truth is out there, put it to practice and spread the word. Furthermore, he’s not considered the only person to have done this (i.e., Buddha, Muhammad, etc.).
All in all a very insightful story but in truth the book was very hard to get through. I am a reader that needs to be held captive by a book. I don’t mind the occasional lull in place of thought provocation, but in the case of “Jesus” I found I was bored a lot of the time.
Great idea, mediocre execution,
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Suggested With: An open mind
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