Discussion 1 to Meditation 249
The Jesus Mysteries
by Andy MackowiakTo add to this discussion (or any other,) please use the Contact form. This discussion has been continued.
Last week I travelled to Europe from the US. Since I needed something to read on the flights and I remember being intrigued by this Meditation a while ago, I searched out The Jesus Mysteries by Freke and Gandy. I implore everyone with an open mind to read this book! Whether one agrees with their conclusions or not (appropriately titled "The Jesus Mystery Thesis"), the book is exceedingly well-reasearched and informative.
I only have a few small quibbles about it, the main one being the absolutely enourmous amount of footnotes in it. For the 250 pages of the book's text, there was an additional 70+ pages of small-print footnotes plus another 10+ pages of bibliography and historical figures.
I realize that this is just a book review, but in my opinion, not nearly enough has been made of this book; I just wanted to bring attention to it again. I hope that many of you find it as interesting and enlightening as I did.
PS They have other books as well; I am currently engrossed in one of them, Jesus and the Lost Goddess.