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An account that is very human and divine in nature, in moving language that provokes both conversation and meditation. Well-researched, focused, credible and inspirational historical fiction! -Historical Novel Society
A beautiful story, deeply touching and very inspirational. Filled with vivid descriptions and emotionally charged passages; the author fills the senses of readers with sounds, sights, and smells. It will transport readers to endearing spiritual climates. - Reader's Favorite
Brilliant in its simplicity of style, an inspired narrative that humanizes Jesus in a sensitive and delicate way, which we have not seen since Hermann Hesse's tale of the Buddha, Siddhartha, or Kahlil Gibrann's The Prophet. A detailed alternative history for the open-minded reader. - Paul Davids, Writer / Producer / Director of "Jesus in India" from NBCUniversal
A vivid narrative[that] deploys the methods of fiction to get at a truth about Jesus that history too often ignores. Jesus felt, explored, and articulated connections between humanity and the divine, and among human beings, in a way that has never been matched. The Transmigrant uncovers the emotional substratum of religious genius. - Bruce Chilton, Professor of Religion at Bard College andAuthor of "Rabbi Jesus: An Intimate Biography"
The Transmigrant will transport you to that ancient cosmos of biblical times with such searing vividness, you will swear the story is unfolding before your very eyes. The journey of this unforgettable story truly satisfies the reader on both a physical as well as spiritual level. - Luis Gonzalez, Author of Luz
From the Back Cover
- File Size : 4834 KB
- Print Length : 314 pages
- Publisher : Conspicuum Press (July 13, 2017)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B06ZZ8JRG4
- Publication Date : July 13, 2017
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #892,945 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Duarte does take us into the New Testament years, bringing Yeshua into Jerusalem. Here she seems a little restricted, as she's chosen to fit in known gosepl stories even though, as her author's note acknowledges, the gospels were written long after the events they depict. She does try to knit Yeshua and the gospels together. Most every "Jesus novelist" does this (and I admit I did, too, for a play), and it's a handicap for any writer. There's just so much "stuff" there, and the reader is familiar with it and has one's own understanding of it. Despite this, I still kept turning the pages because I had become interested in the character and I did still want to know what happened - even though I knew. That demonstrates Duarte's skill with the material.
My only quibble with the novel is its sex scenes - not that they exist - but that they are written out of character and seem more like scenes from a romance novel. They had none of Yeshua's insisghts and one had to take his passions for certain women "on faith," as it were. Most disappointing was her treatment of Mary Magdalene. Duarte tells us Yeshua's teachings more than other disciples, but she doesn't show us that. Magdalene remains a sexual tool to demonstrate that Yeshua had sex and was married. But there's no depth to Magdalene as a character (indeed, Duarte's sole concern is with Yeshua. As is Yeshua's, it often seems.) That Jesus marries Mary Magdalene has become a sort of fiction given since Dan Brown and it has some mild support in ancient gnostic gospels (well, two lines) seized on recent scholars to depict Magdalene, not entirely without reason, as the "apostle to the apostles." But by emphasizing Magdalene's sexual appeal, Duarte perhaps unwittingly preserves the sexual emphasis of Masgdalene's popular - and entirely erroneous - standing in popular culture.
These quibbles aside, for these are a very small part of the book, "The Transmigrant" is a vastly interesting and thoroughly engrossing, intelligent story about Jesus' lost years. See what you think!
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This story is a fascinating study of a man finding himself, regardless of whom that man might be to different people.