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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (970 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deepak Chopra Narrator: Shishir Kuru Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Who is Jesus Christ? In The Third Jesus, bestselling author and spiritual leader Deepak Chopra provides an answer to this question that is both a challenge to current systems of belief and a fresh perspective on what Jesus can teach us all, regardless of our religious background. There is not one Jesus, Chopra writes, but three.First, there is the historical Jesus, the man who lived more than two thousand years ago and whose teachings are the foundation of Christian theology and thought. Next there is Jesus the Son of God, who has come to embody an institutional religion with specific dogma, a priesthood, and devout believers. And finally, there is the third Jesus, the cosmic Christ, the spiritual guide whose teaching embraces all humanity, not just the church built in his name. He speaks to the individual who wants to find God as a personal experience, to attain what some might call grace, or God-consciousness, or enlightenment. When we take Jesus literally, we are faced with the impossible. How can we truly “love thy neighbor as thyself”? But when we see the exhortations of Jesus as invitations to join him on a higher spiritual plane, his words suddenly make sense.Ultimately, Chopra argues, Christianity needs to overcome its tendency to be exclusionary and refocus on being a religion of personal insight and spiritual growth. In this way Jesus can be seen for the universal teacher he truly is–someone whose teachings of compassion, tolerance, and understanding can embrace and be embraced by all of us. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Suz | 2/14/2014

    " I read the first part and the last part of this book and skipped most of the middle. The first part explains Chopra's theory that Jesus existed and that the first Jesus was the real Jesus who lived among his apostles; the second Jesus is the one that is interpreted by the church and brought the Christian religion and the third Jesus brought God to the world (as did Buddha and other prophets). I really liked the final chapter where Chopra addresses what Jesus would do with some of the controversial issues which face us like war, conflict, abortion and homosexuality. Chopra brings a very balanced view to all of these topics. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Nicki | 2/12/2014

    " This guy is just a crackpot. He needs to stick with Buddha. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Glenda Nelson | 2/10/2014

    " Am currently half-way through ... excellent book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pete Cochran | 2/5/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book! It gave me some new insights on how other cultures view our culture. "

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