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Was Jesus an Elf?
by Kathleen R. Cook   

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Spirituality

Publisher:  Create Space ISBN-10:  1475239440 Type: 
Pages: 

172

Copyright:  2012 ISBN-13:  9781475239447
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Was Jesus an Elf? is a thought-provoking and fanciful tale of Jesus, the Bible, Elves, and the origins of Christianity. It asks the question in innocence and wonder, as a child would ask, and serves to spark further curiosity into the true nature, power and wonder of God.

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Was Jesus an Elf? challenges all people, no matter what their faith, gender or orientation, to imagine, wonder and marvel about the true nature of God. Is Jesus manacled by those few details that have filtered through the fog of distant memory? Or is he so much more? In this book, we unshackle him from our own narrow bigotry and reflect on the true vastness of his power. We imagine one tale among the myriad tales that might be true. We free ourselves from drill-sergeant clerics, who unwittingly and artfully insist that God was a jealous, narrow-minded, violent, vengeful male chauvinist.

Why have we allowed the church to put God in a straight jacket? How much more expansive and encompassing is the real deity? Did Jesus save a race in Orion's belt or travel to Andromeda? Did he preach equality among the sexes and embrace spiritual doubt, just as most Christians embrace blind certainty? Did he speak of a Heavenly father AND mother? This story relates one possibility. Those who believe it is blasphemy to question a single word, thought or parable in the Bible may find it disturbing. All others may draw inspiration from this story and imagine their own, wondrous tales about God. For all of the little children out there like me, who look at Jesus in curious wonder and innocence, I wish you light, love, truth, doubt, and eternal happiness.


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Marnek stared at Nilam, incredulous yet resolute. "Why do I believe you?" he riddled. "Why have I come? Why will I do your bidding? Why, even, do you trust me with such treasure? I am not worthy of your trust! I may overcome my madness, during the journey, and use this wealth to escape my peers and enjoy the rest of my days in luxury. You cannot know that you will ever see the benefit of this bounty." Ruwenne's eyelids fluttered to hold back tears. Tram's hand gripped hers in both fear and disbelief at his son's choice of champions.

"I know you," Nilam assured Marnek. "You gave water to a prisoner, when only I could see. You pretended not to notice a child, hiding in the bushes, when you passed through a Calyr stronghold. You aimed your arrows high, when your squadron spotted a Mlith family in the distance. You are my brother; our Heavenly Parents love you. They will keep you safe on this journey, as well as on the return. Wait for midnight, then go."



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Surprising Take on the Concept of Jesus
Incredibly well written book, surprising ideas, well worth reading. I could not put this book down. I was so sucked into the story, I burnt dinner!


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