SANTA MONICA, Calif. (PRWEB) October 03, 2018
Michael Vadok marks his publishing debut with the release of, “Nazarene Dream” (published by AuthorHouse), a novel examining the origins of Christianity from a skeptical perspective. Inspired from an extensive investigation of the “historical Jesus,” the book challenges readers to question all orthodoxies. Readers can know more at https://www.amazon.com/Nazarene-Dream-Legend-Michael-Vadok/dp/1524684600.
“I want readers to feel like my book has given them a glimpse of Jesus as he really was, as if they had been given the chance to witness the Jesus story as it really happened. I also want readers to appreciate that there’s a lot more to the Jesus story than what they’ve been taught by the churches,” Vadok says.
“Nazarene Dream” reconstructs the Jesus story, basing it on historical plausibility rather than theological orthodoxy, and presents a vision of the momentous life of a purely human Jesus who gradually develops a reputation for being supernaturally gifted – a reputation that explodes to its fullest mythical extent only after his death. It also tells the story of a proto-Christian rabbi in Antioch who lives through the war between Rome and Judea (66–70 B.C.) and tries to make sense of the catastrophic defeat of the Jews in light of his own Jewish-Christian beliefs. This rabbi, named Ariel, struggles to keep his post-war congregation faithful and finally writes a book (eventually to become known as the Gospel of Mark) that explains the war in terms that his community of early Christians can accept without abandoning their faith in their messiah.
“Readers will discover an exciting ‘new’ way to interpret the Gospel of Mark that has lain dormant and forgotten since the time of the Roman Empire,” the author adds. “‘Nazarene Dream’ invites people to look at religion in general, and Christianity in particular, from an alternative, open-minded perspective. It challenges people to question all orthodoxies.”
By Michael Vadok
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 380 pages | ISBN 9781524684600
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 380 pages | ISBN 9781524684624
E-Book | 380 pages | ISBN 9781524684617
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Michael Vadok has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of California, Irvine and has worked for a variety of employers. He is addicted to reading books of all kinds. He once was obsessed with reading all he could about what scholars have to say about the historical Jesus. “Nazarene Dream” is based on that investigation.
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