Who is Jesus?
Is he the one described by Paulus and the evangelists in the Bible? Or can a clearer picture of the real person Jesus emerge if one limits oneself to read only what historical data points at being plausible direct quotes?
If Jesus, or Yeshua as his name was in his native tongue Aramaic, would have written his gospel himself, how would that book be?
This book is a proposal for how His own gospel could have been. It is based on what modern history has revealed about the time of His life, and is also based on the parts of religious scripture that seem to be possible to confirm historically.
Because historical data, despite new findings, are still extremely scarce, the book is naturally mostly pure fiction, and it is up to you, the reader of this book, to assess what you are willing to accept and what you feel you must reject.
In either case, this book can hopefully inspire you to search for more information about the true Yeshua bar Yosef from Nazareth, the poor wood-worker from an obscure little village in a remote part of the Roman Empire that with his words and deeds has influenced mankind for two millennia.
Lars Gimstedt works as a psychotherapist in Linkoping, Sweden. His formal training was as a quantum physicist, and he has worked as an engineer and a manager in corporate business for 30 years.
In the middle of his life, he started to study Psychosynthesis, CBT and NLP, and worked part time as a psychotherapist during ten years, until he started to work full time in his company PsychosynthesisForum.com in 2003 with life and leadership coaching, psychotherapy and with internet e-courses and e-books.
"Lars Gimstedt has published an interesting book about Jesus, or Yeshua. The book is written as a self-biography by Yeshua, and covers his lifespan from childhood till the very last meeting with his disciples after the resurrection.
The author has done an impressive background study regarding Aramaic and Hebrew names, which are used throughout in the book. It made it easier for me to read the book as an independent story, and not directly synchronize it with the Bible all the time.
It is a book easy to read, the chapters are relatively short, coherent and to the point. Students of A Course in Miracles will detect many references, and especially the main focus, that we are all one with our Creator.
It is refreshing to read a more everyday description of the human life of Yeshua. That his life was not very different from our own in many aspects, so easy to forget. That we are all on the same 'voyage', the return trip to Heaven and the Oneness. He just 'finished' ahead of us.
In the author's foreword in the beginning it is made clear that the story is a fictitious one, but based on some of the available material in the Bible and also A Course in Miracles. Nevertheless it stimulates my own perception and understanding of the human Jesus, which in many ways have been regarded as so special that we 'ordinary' humans could never reach a spiritual advanced state such as he did.
I can recommend the book as worthwhile reading for anyone who is working with, or interested in the spiritual side of life. With its many novel interpretations it can lead to a better understanding of what this is about, for those who dare to think 'outside the box'.
Stjärnsund, Sweden, July 1 2014
Albert Harloff "