The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore

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Written By: Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Narrated By: Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: February 2008

Duration: 4 hours 37 minutes


Who is Jesus Christ? In The Third Jesus, bestselling author and spiritual leader Deepak Chopra provides an answer to this question that is both a challenge to current systems of belief and a fresh perspective on what Jesus can teach us all, regardless of our religious background. There is not one Jesus, Chopra explains, but three.

First, there is the historical Jesus, the man who lived more than two thousand years ago and whose teachings are the foundation of Christian theology and thought. Next there is Jesus the Son of God, who has come to embody an institutional religion with specific dogma, a priesthood, and devout believers. And finally, there is the third Jesus, the cosmic Christ, the spiritual guide whose teaching embraces all humanity, not just the church built in his name. He speaks to the individual who wants to find God as a personal experience.

When we take Jesus literally, we are faced with the impossible. How can we truly “love thy neighbor as thyself”? But when we see the exhortations of Jesus as invitations to join him on a higher spiritual plane, his words suddenly make sense. In this way Jesus can be seen for the universal teacher he truly is–someone whose teachings can embrace and be embraced by all of us.


  • Northern Girl

    While I respect Deepak greatly and enjoy his books as well as his talk show, I was really disappointed in this book. It's basically just a quick over view of what we already know about Jesus, with a few optional opinions thrown in here and there, but nothing new, nothing interesting. He starts to touch on new ideas every once in awhile, but then quickly reverts back to traditional philosophy of who Jesus was and what he did.. Sorry Deepak, but in my opinion, with this book, you missed the chance to truly introduce us to the third Jesus we would really like to know!

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