Philip Pullman writes his version of the story of Jesus. In his version, Mary and Joseph had twins – Jesus and Christ. He starts with Mary; her birth and her subsequent marriage to Joseph. He ends his story long after the crucifixion.
The title is blasphemous. But if you can overcome the initial distaste towards the title, it is an interesting read. If you have heard the story of Jesus, then this book brings you an alternate narrative of the story. It will amuse you and also make you think. When you think , you will also try to differentiate between faith and the salesperson associated with the faith.
Regardless of your religion, you can pick up this book if you are ready to examine your faith, if you are familiar with the story of Jesus and if you are not offended by a new interpretation of a religious story. Once you satisfy the above three criteria, you will be amazed at the thoughts this book can stimulate.
This book is a part of the Myth series which consists of a series of novels from various writers all over world trying to reinterpret popular myths.
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