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Why Jesus Taught Reincarnation: A Better News Gospel Paperback – April 1, 1993


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  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: New Paradigm Pr (April 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0963496492
  • ISBN-13: 978-0963496492
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,163,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. Puryear is a clinical psychologist, ordained minister and author of seven books, including the best-selling "Edgar Cayce Primer." He is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and taught at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas for seven years. He is the co-founder and president of Logos World University Church in Scottsdale, AZ.

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A must-have for anybody seeking truth!
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Others see the concept part of some of the major religions of the world outside of the great monotheistic religions.
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In one sentence, this book is a masterpiece.
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126 of 130 people found the following review helpful By Rabbi Yonassan Gershom VINE VOICE on July 4, 2000
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As a religious Jew who is perfectly happy with his own faith, I rarely read Christian theology. And frankly, I'm turned off by cover art that combines the Cross with the Star of David. An eclectic I am not! But, since the book was sent to me by the publisher in my capacity as a writer/reviewer on reincarnation topics, I decided to give it a try. I'm very glad I did.
Admittedly, it took a while for me to get used to the "fundamentalist" style of this author, who is clearly aiming at the more traditional end of the Christian spectrum. But if you want a clear, chapter-and-verse explanation of why reincarnation is compatible with Chrisitianity, this book is the best I have see so far.
I was especially impressed with chapter four, "Ye shall be born again," which argues that this line was originally a reference to reincarnation, not to changing one's religion! Puryear's argument goes something like this: In the original Gospel reference (John 3:-13), a Pharisee named Nicodemus comes to Jesus and says, in effect, "Rabbi, we know you are a teacher from God, because nobody can do these miracles unless God is with him." The unspoken question is, how did Jesus get to be such a holy man in the first place? Puryear assumes this conversation is not an attack by a "hypocritical" Pharisee, but a sincere question from one religious Jew to another. Jesus then replies to Nicodemus, "Truly, truly I say to you: Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." Nicodemus seems skeptical and wants further clarification. He asks if it is necesary to go back into his mother's womb to be born again, and if so, how is this possible?
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 15, 1999
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This book is excellent! I had rejected the teachings in the Bible until I read this book. The tradional teaching I had been exposed to turned me off completely to the idea of Christianity..I did want to learn more about Jesus however and this book bridged the gap between my own personal spiritual understanding of "The Oneness" That is spoken of and illuminated in Jesus' own words! I was so delighted to find this scholarly and historical book that unveiled the mistruths passsed down for century by the tradional Church. I thank this author for sharing with me his wisdom.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 13, 2004
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In one sentence, this book is a masterpiece. It provides a thorough examination of the words of Jesus and uses biblical insight to essentially prove the existence of reincarnation. If you are a student of metaphysics, the New Age, Edgar Cayce, or New Thought, and have conservative religious friends or relatives who are convinced you have somehow gone off the deep end, this book is the one for you and for them. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By George on February 26, 2008
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The book is written in a clear style and from a Edgar Cayce view point which is fine. I found it thought provoking and gave me the foundation to further research the subject matter. Like all theories you can accept or reject based on your perception. I understand some religious elements in society view the subject of reincarnation as a heresy and for them it is so. Others see the concept part of some of the major religions of the world outside of the great monotheistic religions. Well bottom line a good book to read and ponder.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name on November 27, 2012
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By far one of those most well written books on reincarnation, puryear does a great job of illustrating the reincarnational teachings hidden in the bible, highly recommended book for those searching for biblical mysteries on reincarnation.
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This book is a masterpiece of Theology that should be revisited by the emergent Church of our time. It is well thought out and presents a needed challenge to status quo concepts that have been passed along in the Christian faith without serious examination. I think we have arrived at a day when there is an awareness that the old wine skins of theology are not sufficient to envelope all that we are discovering both spiritually and scripturally. Herbert Puryear provides a new wine skin for a new age.
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