Price: $4.99 (eBook)
As the story unfolds, Satia, the son of a wealthy caravan owner, meets the twelve-year-old Yeshua (Jesus) as the latter flees in rebellion from his Essene teachers. The two become fast friends and stay that way for the eighteen years not covered in the Bible – the years between the finding of Jesus in the Temple and the beginning of His short ministry.
In addition to several novels, Law has written other books under his own name, Stanislaw Kapuscinski, which cover esoteric topics such as the Key to Immortality, Visualization, and The Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism. (Gleaned from Montreal Review of Books)
YESHUA is now also available on Kindle at: http://amzn.to/cdoOmg
Please note: 33% of Yeshua can also be viewed on Smashwords for FREE at:
Download to your Kindle (eBook)
Barnes & Noble.com
Stan I.S. Law
Visionary/Metaphysical fiction is set in the context of a historical novel. It is inspired by the statement by Edgar Cayce, the late American prophet, that Jesus had visited “Persia, India, Syria and Egypt to complete His education.”
Yeshûa’s character is further derived from information gleaned from Gnostic Gospels discovered in Nag Hammadi, Upper Egypt in 1945.
According to Luke 2:52 Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man. The novel attempts to show how this increase might have happened.
The author has thoroughly researched early Indian and Middle-Eastern history. He illustrates conditions in which such an education might have taken place to prepare Jesus for His ministry.
The Making of the Messiah.
(Latest 5 Star Review on Amazon.com by Alistair Forrest, author of Libertas).
We know the beginning and the end of this story; it's the bit in the middle that has taxed scholars and believers for two thousand years. Stan Law's take on the awakening of Jesus between age 12 and 30 in Asia Minor, India and Egypt is fascinating, educational and entertaining.
It's not a light read, immersing the reader in a raft of interconnected philosophies including Torah, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Buddhism, Zarathustra, Nirvana, Krishna right through to Time and Space and the power of positive thinking. These, and Jesus/Yeshua's relationship with the narrator, Satya, are all threads in the weave that ultimately return him to his mixed-up Judeans. Inspired by the revelations of the psychic Edgar Cayce, Law has drawn on plentiful research and/or a deep spiritual awareness to bring us this enlightenment, though his use of modern vernacular (`mom', `dad', `on the house', `wow, `you're kidding' etc.) is courageous - as youths, Yeshua and Satya would have had their own teenage language but we have no way of knowing what it would have been.
Will you get more than just a good read? Yes. Even more if you have a little faith - it might change your life for the better. But rest assured, Law's excellent story is NOT preachy!
Two more 5 Star reviews on Smashwords by:
Stan, I have been waiting with great anticipation fpr the final release of your book, Yeshua!!! I was so excited when you said the book was finally finished! What a wonderful interpretation of the missing years of Jesus's life!!! I loved it. Thank you for the beautiful story of Yeshua.
and by Czytelnik
The research that Law did is staggering. Torah, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Buddhism, Zarathustra, all interconnect, leading to Yeshûa’s enlightenment. It gives new meaning to the biblical statement: “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52). Aided by the revelations of the American psychic Edgar Cayce, Stan Law produces a novel that is hard to put down and even harder to forget.
(Excerpt, chapter 2, The Desert)
"What is your name for Yahweh?" he asked me without turning his head. He must have sensed that I followed him out of the tent we shared. I was surprised he used the name Yahweh. The orthodox Jews were not allowed to use the name of their god. I could have sworn Yeshûa had been raised as an orthodox Jew. My father had said as much.
"Brahma," I replied. "We have many gods in India. We have Brahma who created the universe, Vishnu who sustains it, and Shiva is the Destroyer. But they are all aspects of the same deity."
He didn’t say anything. I too had been swept off my feet by the magic of the desert night. I felt the need to share my wonder with him. "This is where Brahma says to you ‘I OWN YOU’," I said quietly.
He remained silent. For a time I thought he hadn’t heard me. Then, as though emerging from an ocean as deep as the desert was wide, he turned his eyes toward me. They shone like the stars above. "No," he said. "This is where Brahma says ‘YOU AND I ARE ONE’."