on June 21, 1997
The new man describes clearly the process of personal integration as Jesus taught in the gospels. It is an excellent guide on the difficult path to completion. It gives the student an understanding of some of the inner experience that take place as one evolves spriitually. It describes the tempation, the bewilderment, and confusion that is experienced as part of the process. Those hungering for light will find this book and invaluable guide in understanding they are not crazy, but just experiencing what is necessary as one evolve to wholeness, to peace of mind, to completion within self
on February 4, 2003
...that turned over a new leaf in my thinking. From my then very unclear sense of the meaning of religion, reading "The New Man" was a truly galvanizing experience. It speaks not of faith in the usual out-of-reach sense nor the hoped reward of Heaven beyond one's death. It speaks of knowing, during one's life.
Dr. Nicoll illuminates the beautifully subtle teaching of Christ as a way to complete one's inner evolution - to become literally a "new" man or woman, pretty much discarding the old false self. To as he says "overcome one's own inner violence" and change inwardly seems a deceptively major task, but a hopeful one.
This is a book that will open ideas for certain readers.
on January 22, 2014
The premise of this book is that, whether or not Jesus actually existed as a historical figure, the teachings associated with him provide clear and timeless guidance for people looking to understand how to live. His parables are seen as allegories of the individual soul, and this book will have appeal to those who are turned off by the unforgiving literalness of modern Christianity, which too often has to do with creating an identity rather than a compassionate heart.
on January 27, 2009
If you are hoping to deepen your understanding of Christianity, of the TRUE message of Jesus Christ - and if you have gotten lost in the church interpretations - this book has the potential to change your spiritual understanding, and, as a result, your life.
on August 11, 2013
This is not a book for everyone. But if you are a person looking for better spiritual perspectives- more understandable and common sense perspectives of the Bible parables, this book is for you. I am on my second reading and have found it even more enlightening than the first reading. Nicoll is brilliant in his interpretations and he makes perfect sense- a rarity among other authors who try to complicate matters. This is worth the money and worth reading- more than once.
on June 24, 2014
In The New Man Maurice Nicoll explains as to why the gospels where written in such a cryptic way, for if it is taken literally it would be occasionally cruel and violent yet it is exactly this negatives what the gospels attempt to eradicate from man, in this book nicoll reaches a hand out with a handful of psychology understanding and if you will put forth your hand and take it for yourself (or buy it, as you will understand after reading the book) a definite deepening of your own understanding will take place, not a though, an emotion or a sensation but a definite realization beyond the senses, of what is good.