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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (473 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ravi Zacharias Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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Have you ever wondered what Jesus would say to Mohammed? Or Buddha? Or Oscar Wilde? Maybe you have a friend who practices another religion or admires a more contemporary figure. Drop in on a conversation between Jesus and some well-known individuals whose search for the meaning of life took them in many directions - and influenced millions.

Popular scholar Ravi Zacharias sets a captivating scene in this first in the intriguing Conversations with Jesus series. Through dialogue between Christ and Gautama Buddha that reveals Jesus' warm, impassioned concern for all people, God's true nature is explored. It's a well-priced version that you will enjoy owning. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luca | 2/19/2014

    " I loved this book! It made me cry! It does have a Christian thrust but it was so good to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Pulley | 2/6/2014

    " This book features a conversation between Jesus and Buddha. I read it because my brother is a Buddhist and I don't know anything about that religion. It was very enlightening as to the differences between Christianity and Buddhism. Some of the "conversation" was a bit cheesy and most of it was Jesus talking and Buddha listening with a few questions or points made by Buddha. I found it useful in gaining an understanding of Buddhism and realizing that what Jesus has to offer is so much better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joel Brown | 1/23/2014

    " Comparative religions through discourse of the main prophets. Enlightening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 1/17/2014

    " While the literary device of a dialogue with an historical figure has been used before, the dialogue itself is not stilted, the book moves quickly and profoundly. I learned a lot both about the tenents of Buddhism and also had some a-ha moments with Christianity. Astute apologeticism, a motivation to share the gospel and a compassionate understanding of the Buddhist worldview. The only correction I would make mechanically is the front cover should more correctly say :"Jesus talks with THE Buddha, because that is a title rather than the person himself. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 L.S. | 1/14/2014

    " This is a nice side of Ravi, a way in which I have not seen (=read) him before. But I feel that he could have done much beter, sometimes the dialogue seems like a sketch. To detail the story with more social and natural (landscape) information and how inhabitans relate to that, would have made to story richer. And I also think that you have to have a background on budism before reading this, otherwise could be confusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 1/14/2014

    " clearly acknowledges the similarities and the differences behind those similarities in the christian and the buddhist traditions/belief systems. as an unrepentant christian and a fan of buddhism, i thought the book fair, accurate (in detailing the belief systems), and compelling. it is a timely book in this chaotic modern life where we have so many choices and think one solution is to interchange essentials from differing belief systems -- perhaps it's an american melting pot tendency. however, one size does not fit all. differences matter. this book gets to the heart of the two belief systems and comes out on the side of Truth which is pretty much where all seekers wish to land. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eric | 1/12/2014

    " Maybe it got better after the halfway point. Still, the general format bothered me, regardless of the content. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael Preston | 12/26/2013

    " Good information of the Buddhist, but not an essential read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan Render | 12/3/2013

    " this books gives a great tellinig about jesus christ and at the same time keeping a respect for other religions. ravi never states antyhing bad about other faiths just that they will leave you empty and ony chirst can filled the holes in your life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma S | 11/25/2013

    " The presentation and clarity are exceptional, and while it is a Christian book, it is researched in a very objective way. It can also be read in a sitting. I recommend it to anyone who wants an understandable, informed comparison and contrast of and between Christianity and Buddhism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phillip | 11/16/2013

    " Ravi points out some serious issues in the world, and shows how Jesus answered these issues very differently and rightly compared to Buddah. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 11/6/2013

    " short read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debra S. | 10/15/2013

    " struggling through. I love to hear this author speak; reading him is more difficult but concentration brings profound understanding of the great issues in religion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher Brehm | 10/8/2013

    " Interesting style to explore the differences between the two religions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 4/3/2013

    " loved the way that Ravi wrote this book! It was so well done and deals with the stark differences in the teachings of Jesus and Budda. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Agnes Louis | 3/29/2013

    " I think the author is a little biased here. Other than that I have no comment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Don | 10/6/2012

    " Short, fairly interesting book that provokes some thought. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan Halčák | 6/26/2012

    " I really enjoyed this although it seemed sort of silly to create a fictional discourse between the Christ and the Buddha. It seems to present both sides fairly accurately although I think it's apparent the author is a Christian (Ravi Zacharias is a Christian apologist). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Six | 5/9/2012

    " Good introductio to Buddhism and not a bad book to hand a Buddhist (or just about anybody in Portland since it seems as if they're all into some quasi-Buddha new-age nonsense.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 8/19/2011

    " A very intriguing conversation, lived this book! Love Jesus more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward Gleckler | 8/6/2011

    " a good book that shows some of the great differences between Christ and Buddha and the teachings when you really get down to it. They may have said similar things, but with very different intentions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 12/5/2010

    " I really enjoyed this although it seemed sort of silly to create a fictional discourse between the Christ and the Buddha. It seems to present both sides fairly accurately although I think it's apparent the author is a Christian (Ravi Zacharias is a Christian apologist). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 7/9/2010

    " this books gives a great tellinig about jesus christ and at the same time keeping a respect for other religions. ravi never states antyhing bad about other faiths just that they will leave you empty and ony chirst can filled the holes in your life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 elfsi | 5/20/2010

    " " terkadang kata - kata belaka tidak dapat mewujudkan kerinduan hati. Kau lihat Gautama, Allah menjawab setiap doa dengan entah memberikan apa yang diminta atau dengan mengingatkan si pemohon bahwa ketetapan Allah itu dibangun di atas dasar Hikmat-Nya dan dilaksanakan sesuai waktu-Nya" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 3/16/2010

    " Interesting style to explore the differences between the two religions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 3/7/2010

    " Great snapshot of the major tenets of Buddhism, and the contrasts with Christianity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 12/28/2009

    " The presentation and clarity are exceptional, and while it is a Christian book, it is researched in a very objective way. It can also be read in a sitting. I recommend it to anyone who wants an understandable, informed comparison and contrast of and between Christianity and Buddhism. "

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About the Author
Author Ravi Zacharias

Ravi Zacharias is the founder and chairman of the board of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with additional offices in Canada, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. Zacharias is a respected speaker and author of many books. He and his wife, Margie, have three grown children.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.