Easy to read, Easy to understand
Kirk Kimball's simple, easy-to-read, easy-to-understand, plainspoken tome on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ could do for Christianity (and Judaism) what the Gutenberg Bible did for literacy, what Tom Paine's Common Sense did for the American Revolution, what Uncle Tom's Cabin did for slavery, and what Rachel Carson's Silent Spring did for the ecological movement: bring the core conversation down to the masses from the lofty, insulated ivory towers of academia and organized religion.
Kimball's book begins with a subtitle, "Who he is and how he came to be," and then goes on to not only fulfill that declaration, but concludes, "...and what he became," i.e., the resurrection, and "How Jesus Became God" (to quote the title of Christological iconoclast Bart Ehrman's recent book). Open this book and open your mind.
Read with care and you will be rewarded
Kirk Kimball's new book, The Secret Origin Of Jesus Christ, is both instructional and inspirational. It is the sort of book that you will wish to read carefully and reflect upon.
The author has gone to great lengths to provide full references to the pertinent passages about the life of Jesus Christ and to make it both readable and relatable to both the curious and the reader who is familiar with Christianity.
It is well worth the time spent reading this new approach to a very old and familiar life story
I've just finished Kirk Kimball's The Secret Origin Of Jesus Christ, and thought it was quite well done. Clearly a labor of love. Being Jewish myself, it isn't the kind of book I'd ordinarily read (particularly since the graphics make it appear to be a church-sanctioned tome, which was probably the intention). But I found it instructive.
I've heard some of the stories over the years in passing, but to be honest I've never seen the whole Jesus story put together chronologically like this, in clear readable language. Nice job! I liked how Kirk had some Jewish dialect early in the story, which makes sense, of course.
One never gets that personal, borsht-belt feel when reading the New Testament bible. Me, I'd like to see the story of Jesus with Mel Brooks as Joseph, and Andrea Martin as Mary.
I found it interesting how Kirk took note of scientific evidence to augment some of the bible's claims, such as earthquakes on certain historical dates and so on. I'm no biblical scholar, but it sounds convincing to me.
Oddly enough, I read this book the same week I saw the fabulous Book of Mormon play, so I'm really getting my fill of that old time religion! ;)
I also thought the book's ideas about the various manifestations of Christ being personal metaphors/ beliefs were solid. All and all, a well-written, thought-provoking book. I recommend it!
--Michael T. Gilbert
Amazing read into
the life of Christ
I am not a particularly religious person, but I have always been fascinated with the question of how one man's influence could transcend two thousand years to be in all our lives. That man, of course, is Jesus. The Secret Origin of Jesus Christ explains all of this, and so much more.
What I enjoyed most about this book was how easy it was to read. The author does not pontificate with fancy scholarly language to prove how smart he is. He gets right to the point, using simple language. This is a book for all ages.
It's not just the words. The book is filled with amazing artwork and photos that take you though the story of Jesus visually and seamlessly. You feel as if you are with him every step of the way. Then, the incredible revelation at the end of this book leaves you breathless.
The author promises to reveal the secret of the resurrection, telling us EXACTLY what happened -- and, believe it or not that is exactly what he does. As I said, I am not particularly religious man, but honestly, reading this book has made me more religious than ever.
--Msgt. Will Price
A fast, engaging read that puts a fresh perspective on Jesus's story
In the author's introduction, he promises to reveal the secret of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, where "everything is explained" without using "vague language" and that he'll tell you "exactly what happened." Then he invites the reader to continue reading to find out the secret.
Of course, a promise like that would keep you reading regardless, but as promised the writing is not just a dry retelling of the story in vague language, but brings the familiar story alive through dialogue and a narrative that describes the environment and the context of the events.
Also, there are many numerous illustrations throughout the pages that really take the reader to the time and place of Jesus.
The author details the teachings, the miracles, and the lead-up to the crucifixion and the days that follow (and even has a chapter about the Shroud of Turin).
Then, of course, what was promised, a chapter on "The Resurrection,” and the author' s reveal of his theory of "The Secret Of the Resurrection Of Jesus Christ."
I won't spoil the ending here! This is a fast, engaging read that puts a fresh perspective on Jesus's story.