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Lavie Tidhar’s Jesus and the Eightfold Path

Lavie Tidhar’s Jesus & The Eightfold Path is now available for pre-orders from Immersion Press.

THREE WISE MEN CAME FROM THE EAST for the infant Jesus in The New Testament. Three brave companions accompany the Buddha in the Chinese classic A Journey to the West. Could they have been the same three? Guided by a star, three strange companions arrive in the barbarous land of Judea to seek a newborn child–a possible messiah to some, and the reincarnation of the Budda to others.

When the child’s life is threatened, his family and new guardians escape to Egypt, returning years later, to a Jewish land on the cusp of annihilation by the Roman Empire.

Once a general in the Judean army, now a Roman agent, Josephus Flavius is sent by Caesar back to his home land to observe and report on the actions of the troubling young man now preaching sedition in the Galilee–a boy with the unsettling powers of kung-fu…

Their lives would collide in a cataclysmic confrontation between Romans and Jews, between empire and rebels–and change the world forever…

August 19, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

3 Comments

  1. Did I mention I`m also writing a story about the Eightfold Path? Here comes the Buddhapunk, methinks!

    Comment by fabiofernandes (@fabiofernandes) | August 19, 2011

  2. I believe The Lord Jesus Christ is God, The Son of God, and The Messiah; as clearly taught in The Bible. The stakes are too high to be wrong about this.

    Comment by Christian Jew | August 20, 2011

    • Christianity is Judism according to Jesus. That I can agree with. But Paul started his own religion, based on what Jesus said, but definitely without the feminist slant that Jesus taught.

      Comment by Allyson | August 24, 2011


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