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The Gospel of Barack Hussein Obama According to Mark Paperback – March 20, 2012
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"In the year 1961...Barack Hussein Obama was born...The Anointed One was incarnated into this world on August 4, 1961, praises be upon him" [p 2; CAPS in original].
No matter one's political persuasion, we are not to deify any man. There was only one Incarnation of the "Anointed One"; His name is Jesus Christ, the One for whom the real Gospels (good news) in Scripture are named. The above quote is not `merely' one isolated passage; the entire book is filled with this sort of heresy.
The author impiously fashions his book in the form of a Biblical Gospel complete with parables paralleling or approximating the true Gospels', but with Obama as narrator/speaker in place of Jesus; however, he adds bits of BHO's speeches, plus "imagined conversation, and fictional situations" [back cover] to his sacrilegious stew. Bozzuti-Jones' idea here is not even wholly original, for avowed atheist Jose Saramago wrote a book titled `The Gospel of Jesus Christ', in which Saramago reimagined Jesus' life (and those around Him), embellishing some Biblical accounts, while making up others out of whole cloth.
Unless the reader is both well-versed Biblically and well-read regarding Obama's personal life, it will be difficult to ferret out what is true, quasi-true, fictional, or a conflation for the irreverent author's own rhetorical effect.Read more ›
At a point in the summer when my enthusiasm was flagging, this book made me laugh, and challenged me to live up to the higher ideals I believe America was intended to hold up -- but more to the point -- ideals which those who would follow Jesus are intended to model and live from.
After reading this book, I entered the political discourse of the campaign with(a little)more patience and equanimity for people who do not share my opinions. This has helped to go past the clash of opinions to conversations about facts. It is an en-couraging book, and it would make a good reading reflection for this season in which we are now immersed.
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"This book has helped me understand the present climate in the USA and world," writes a friend of mine. "The book is onto something huge... Great read". Read morePublished on April 12, 2013 by Curious reader
The Reverend Mark Bozzuti-Jones (MBJ) is a modern day radical and The Gospel of Barack Hussein Obama according to Mark pushes us to read into our own life's gospel. Read morePublished on October 4, 2012 by AdB
This is a book that is not necessarily a book about Barack Obama...(although it touches on many aspects of his life)...whereas it's an anthem of how things could be... Read morePublished on August 13, 2012 by STEVEN A.BLACK
The very idea of this book is hilarious. I only wish I had the time to read it, but, alas, it is still baseball season with football to follow. Read morePublished on July 11, 2012 by Mister Mike
This book defies classification; it is a potpourri of poetry, allegory, metaphor, narrative all presented in an awesome spiritual kaleidoscope. Read morePublished on June 18, 2012 by Yvette Tsiropoulos