The Murdered Messiah
by Leonard Lamensdorf
Pub Date 15 Nov 2016
In a book of historical fiction that is more history than fiction, The Murdered Messiah presents Jesus as a spell-binding preacher, a highly original teacher, with unshakeable integrity and unbreakable courage, whose words and deeds have been deliberately distorted to fit the agenda of people he would have condemned.
Did Jesus think he was the Messiah? Must the Messiah be a king? A warrior? A priest? A prophet? Who did Jesus believe himself to be and how did he conceive his earthly mission? Why would a man whose entry into Jerusalem at Passover was a triumph, be suddenly and mysteriously murdered by the Romans?” Was Jesus of Nazareth a Christian, Was his mother a virgin? Did he deliberately, knowingly “Die for Our sins?.” The Murdered Messiah unravels mysteries in a story we thought we knew, revealing a hero even greater, more generous and forgiving than we have ever imagined, devoted to a cause and a sacrifice deeper and more awe-inspiring than the sages have ever told us.
Len Lamensdorf is the award-winning author of 9 books, 3 plays and a feature film. His books have won Gold and Silver Benjamin Franklin Awards, Ippy’s (Independent Publisher) and multiple ForeWord Reviews Book-of-the-Year awards. He is a world traveler who uses his knowledge to create accurate backgrounds for his many works.
Len is a graduate of the University of Chicago College and Law School (Law Review editor) and Harvard Law. He is married, father of two, grandfather of six and lives in Westlake Village, California, about half-way between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.
A Note From the Publisher
Contributors: Cover design: Mark Jacobsen
Minister Hal Taussig, renowned author and Professor of Early Christianity at Union Theological Seminary, writes that [“Lamensdorf’s] serious historical research…far outshines the recent similar works of non-historians Anne Rice and Bill O’Reilly about Jesus….”
Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer at Midwest Book Reviews writes: “The Best novel on Jesus ever! If you’re looking for just one epic novel set in Jesus’ time and revolving around his life and death, choose The Murdered Messiah.