I was a bit surprised to see that the book, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan, was a “book of the month” pick by Amazon as well as #123 in the Amazon sales list. So I clicked, read the reviews, and was doing a little research on it.
It turns out that this book is nothing more than re-hashed anti-Chrisitian propaganda from a Muslim author. This is a retelling of the same debunked arguments we have been getting for years. The argument goes like this:
- Jesus was a great guy!
- Jesus never claimed to be God.
- Paul messed things up – you can read about in the “other gospels.”
- Jesus never intended for us to believe that he was the foundation of Christ belief.
If this is all the book said I would not be mentioning it here. This is moldy leftovers.
But… is there a cover-up afoot? It seems that Aslan’s book (yes – strange isn’t it? This guy should read up on Narnia) was reviewed glowingly by NPR as well as the reviews on Amazon. They make almost no mention of the fact that Aslan is a Muslim and is simply regurgitating the Islamic view of Jesus.
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