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  • 06/2021
  • 978-1-890580-12-4
  • 154 pages
  • $14.95
Leonard Jacobson
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Liberating Jesus: What would Jesus say if he returned today?

Liberating Jesus

He’s back and he wants to set the record straight.

Liberating Jesus began as a play, became a movie and is now this book. It is a book about Jesus. Who was he really?  What was his true mission upon this planet? What is the true meaning of his words? What happened during the crucifixion? What has happened to him since his death upon the cross? How is his teaching still relevant to the awakening of human consciousness

What would Jesus say if he returned today?

In the play, Jesus reveals how his words have been misunderstood and misused, and he masterfully updates and clarifies his teaching.

Sometimes forceful and direct, sometimes loving and compassionate, Jesus is insistent that Christians awaken to his true teaching, and that Jews fulfil their sacred covenant to God. What he shares offers guidance to Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and anyone else interested in true awakening.

This book is also about the awakening of human consciousness. During the last fifty years, many people from the West have turned to the East, looking for answers.  This book brings East and West together, and it brings Christianity, Judaism and Islam into alignment. The returned Jesus shows us a way out of separation and conflict and reveals the Oneness at the very heart of all paths and traditions.

The message in this book is inspiring, enlightening and liberating. It will support you in your own awakening. It is not about bringing anyone to Jesus or to any religion. It is about each of us coming home to the truth of who we are.

Reviews
Jacobson, a spiritual teacher and author of Embracing the Present and Words From Silence, relates his story and explains his spiritual philosophy of life through a one-man play, followed by a recreation of the extensive question and answer sessions that followed performances during the play’s original run at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica. A gripping introductory autobiographical sketch contextualizes the play that follows, telling the story of Jacobson’s six spiritual awakenings over the course of decades and how he attempted to learn from each and integrate them into his life. Some of these breakthroughs are refreshingly direct, as when Jacobson reports the voice of God beseeching him to “Tell the truth about Jesus!”

Jacobson’s play endeavors to do just that. The narrator is Jesus himself, who tells Jacobson’s conception of the truth about his life, stripping away miracles and theology as laid out in revelations Jacobson reports having experienced. Jacobson’s Jesus explains that his simple, humane philosophy has been corrupted and encourages the audience to awaken to the present and realize their true Oneness with all things and with God. The questions and answers, which take up the bulk of the text, are illuminating, filling in many questions the reader themselves may share. They are, however, repetitive, with similar As to similar Qs, such as Jacobson’s example of a flower (“Just be here as the flower is here”) to explain presence.

Jacobson warns that his teachings are not for everyone, even advising holders of traditional Christian beliefs not to read the book, lest he offend them. In contrast to many spiritual teachers, Jacobson is not interested in fighting the ego, even as he insists that it remains the chief obstacle to human awakening. Instead, he argues, one must come to a nonjudgmental place of peace and thus mastery of both mind and ego. Spiritual seekers will find these teachings fruitful in their practicality, specificity, and graciousness.

Takeaway: A play and teaching session offering a warm yet challenging new vision of Jesus.

Great for fans of: Erin Werley’s One Truth, One Law: I Am, I Create, Dr. Helen Schucman and Dr Bill Thetford’s A Course in Miracles.

Production grades
Cover: A
Design and typography: A
Illustrations: N/A
Editing: A
Marketing copy: A

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 06/2021
  • 978-1-890580-12-4
  • 154 pages
  • $14.95

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