Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Becoming a Son - a book review

 This book showed up on a free Kindle list and it sounded worth a try.

"Jesus Christ changed the world...but did he ever lose his sandals? He healed others...but was he ever sick? If he was God, why didn't he know everything? Did he have friends? Did he ever tell a joke? Did he laugh? What about his sexuality? Why did his family think he was crazy?

Does his story mean anything to me?

After four years of meticulous research, C.D. Baker invites his readers to encounter the Jesus of the Gospels, though in ways they may not have expected. 'Becoming the Son; an Autobiography of Jesus' is a unique, daring, and inspiring novel that reveals the astonishing possibilities of what could have been. What readers will experience in this book is likely to change their lives, forever."

The author writes a note at the end of the book explaining that he self published this book because everyone he went too it thought it would be too big of a risk to publish. I don't blame him. A fictional book about Jesus could go wrong in every possible way.

This one...does not go wrong. The author show Jesus being tempted as we all are and then listening to the Holy Spirit and staying sinless. The author includes plenty of notes to reference where in the Bible he inferred all of the information about Jesus's life. The author lists all of the practical things he did to make sure that he portrays an accurate picture of what life was like in that part of the world.

I really enjoyed reading this one. C.D. Baker did an excellent job fictionalizing what life might have been like back then. I think he did a great job staying in the boundaries of the Bible and still stretching our imaginations. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.