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In addition to several novels, Stan Law has written non-fiction books under his own name, Stanislaw Kapuscinski, which cover esoteric topics such as the Key to Immortality, Visualization, Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism, and three Collections of Essays under the title Beyond Religion, in which he conducts an Inquiry into the Nature of Being. Two of the collections as well as the Key, can now be seen on Author's Den. Key to Immortality and Beyond Religion Volumes I & II are now available on http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/stanislaw (i.e. are downloadable to various hand held electronic readers.
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A Novel inspired by Edgar Cayce, the late American prophet, who claimed that Jesus had visited “Persia, India, Syria and Egypt to complete His education.” The book is also listed in the Vision/Metaphysical category.
Yeshûa’s character is further derived from information gleaned from Gnostic Gospels discovered in Nag Hammadi, Upper Egypt in 1945, which cast a new light on the historical Jesus.
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. 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.
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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!
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Review by: Jo Steinman on Jan. 20, 2012
Not being a Christian, I found this book particularly interesting to read. While treating the matter with utmost respect, the author presented a persuasive argument why Yeshûa the man, became the most honored person in the history of the world. The very last line in the book opens the possibility that he may have become even more than that. Fascinating.
Review by: Sylvester Drake on Sep. 07, 2011: There were moments when I felt I was walking with Yeshua and Satia, feeling sand under my feet, the heat of the sun on my bare arms. The author has the heart of a poet.
The extraordinary integration of the Pre-Christian philosophies in what we now recognize as Christianity, is nothing short of fascinating, surprising, and most certainly enlightening. Stan Law makes the spiritual unfoldment of young, rebellious Yeshua into what many call Messiah of higher truth and learning perfectly logical, almost necessary, inevitable. And certainly he makes Yeshua come to life, become real. An inspired novel by an inspired author.
Review by: Georges Saade on Sep. 04, 2011: I finished reading this book in one week, although I work ~ 12 hrs a day. When I was reading this book I felt that I was exploring new world, a very exciting and beautiful world. I learned a lot from this book and received logical answers for a lot of questions which were in my mind. And I was very much able to understand the connection between 'Naj Hammadi' Library and the sensored information of life and development of 'Jesus Christ'. Even if this book is a fiction, as the author says, which I think most of it is not, now I feel that Jesus was a reality and I love him more.
It is a great book and it stimulates a lot of thinking and researching which should be done to learn more about the missing years of Jesus. I think that some body and some people wanted to hide this information.
Review by: Patrick Johnson on Aug. 16, 2011: Until recently, I never heard of Stan Law; and then I read the free sample on Smashwords. Then I joined Smashwords. Then I bought Yeshua, The Personal Memoir, and I read it all. Twice. There is so much to learn in this book. Philosophy, metaphysics, even some people’s ideas on theology. Deep, deep stuff—that’s why I had to read it twice.
I’ll never think of Jesus in quite the same way. Now, the quote in the book: “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man,” (Luke 2:52) makes sense. You have to read the book to understand it. Suddenly Yeshua became real.
And BTW, it’s also a great novel.
Review by: D Piecuch on May 30, 2011: A truly fascinating and enlightening read. Mr. Law has done it again! This tale takes us on the journey of Yeshua (Jesus) and his boyhood pal Satya from age 12 to 30. This story is told with such vivid detail. The characters come to life so brilliantly and lead us on Yeshua's journey of knowledge and understanding it's as if the author was there, sitting on little Satya's shoulder.
And the depth and breadth of knowledge that Mr. Law brings to the table is truly remarkable. He provides insights from the Torah, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Buddha, and Zarathustra, and introduces them all so perfectly that he creates a very logical and methodical path to Yeshua's enlightenment. Mr. Law's ability to present these insights with a child's voice that becomes ever more awakened as the book progresses is absolutely masterful.
A must read!
(reviewed long after purchase)
Review by: Marvin D. Clark on Dec. 24, 2010: There are many ways to tackle a historical novel. Most authors try to assess what must have happened to make the known face in history come to life. Stan Law is different. He seems to have marveled what must have happened long before the action of the book took place, to bring about a mindset, which would turn a joyful boy from a Palestine village into Messiah. A fascinating exposé backed up by meticulous research.
Well done, Sir!
Review by: BozenaH on Dec. 11, 2010: I have been conditioned to believe that divinity is a birthright. After reading Yeshûa - Personal Memoir, it seems that it, like everything in this world, must be earned. This is a fantastic book which in no way detracts from the traditional concepts but, in fact, substantiates them in a historical way. After reading this book you don’t just believe, you know.
It also seems to me that the author is the reincarnation of Satia. Read for yourself and see if you agree...
Review by: Anetta Bach on Dec. 04, 2010: Having read a number of historical fiction books I was impressed by how vivid images this author paints of ancient times. The friendship between Yeshûa and Satia, first teenagers, later men, is quite wonderful. But what really impressed me was that, when all is said and done, history really does seem to repeat itself. This is a fascinating illustration of this fact.
Review by: francine clouatre on Nov. 12, 2010: Based on years of research, this book by the author of The Avatar Syndrome, is a brilliant tapestry of the lost years of Yeshua. A book well worth reading.
Review by: madeleine witthoeft on Nov. 09, 2010:
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.
Review by: Bohdan Czytelnik on Nov. 03, 2010 :
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.
(reviewed long after purchase)
Review by: Hanna K. Loda on Oct. 08, 2010:
I read this book in paperback, now I'm enjoying it in PDF. It is not a easy read, nor was it an easy journey for Yeshûa. Yet, again, I find it engaging, engrossing and instructive. It is like going back in time, way, way back... It is almost like being there.
Meticulous research of Middle and Far East philosophies enabled Law to explain how Yeshûa, during the intervening years, appears to have learned superhuman, perhaps divine, powers. Most intriguing!
Review by: Adam Kerry on Oct. 04, 2010: To quote from the Amazon 5 star review by Alistair Forrest: “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… …if you have a little faith - it might change your life for the better.”
There’s little I can add to this, but to say that Law’s integration of ancient philosophies into what became the basis of Christianity is as fascinating as the story itself. I read the book almost at one sitting. Strange, considering I knew how it was going to end.
(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’."