Day: March 9, 2012

The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by José Saramago

Jesus Christ is just another man – The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by José Saramago

A retelling of Jesus Christ’s life not as the holiest man in the universe but as a man, an everyday man, who is reluctant to take on the duties imposed to him as mankind’s savior, this novel has to be read putting aside your religious biases. If you are a hardcore Catholic and cannot stomach sacrilege of any form, stop reading now. But really, this is still fiction, and I think this will leave the reader in a kind of spell, not without some doubts or a bit of thinking for the provocative narrative that the author has laid out in, some parts, a disconcertingly funny way. There are four gospels like any other Catholic knows, but have you not ever wondered back in those early, early days what really went on inside the head of Jesus? True enough, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John tried their best to chronicle the, uhm, adventures of Jesus, but still, what they have written are what they have seen and what they can remember. They cannot truly record what …