Cover Image: The Jesus Myth

The Jesus Myth

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date:

Member Reviews

I should have know I'd be on the opposite end of this author's views by the mere word "Myth" in the title.  On the plus side, this is a quick easy read, where the author tries to draw on the positive nature and teachings of Jesus to make the reader and the world a better place.  There are questions after each short chapter to ask the reader to become interactive in their thoughts. As a Jesus follower who believes what I read in His word, I have a hard time wrapping my head around thinking that many stories are pure myth.  It is opposed to my belief that God has breathed His word into men to capture what He is saying - providing it to us through inspiration and saving it over many centuries, with so many actual archeological finds of early manuscripts to confirm it.  Its hard for me to hear that someone consider themselves a Christian but denies the actual physical resurrection and virgin birth.  That's where we differ, so while I cannot endorse this work, I also realize it is because of the paradigm and lens through which I am reading it.  I was provided an advance copy of the book content through NetGalley without any commitment for a positive review.
Was this review helpful?
A book that explains how one can be the type of Christian that is a follower of the Christ without believing the literal writing of the Bible. The Christ archetype that is a manifestation of love transcends the fallible interpretation of the Bible story of Jesus told the the lens of that time period. Makes so much sense. Thanks to NetGalley for a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for my honest review..
Was this review helpful?
Chris Scott's "The Jesus Myth" is short read that packs a powerful spiritual punch! I highly recommend this book to any spiritual seeker!
Was this review helpful?