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5 Star IHIBRP Book Review: “The Transmigrant” by Kristi Saare Duarte

Astonishingly Eye-Opening and Memorable!

Kristi Saare Duarte’s “The Transmigrant” focuses on the missing years of Jesus (Yeshua—in his native Aramaic tongue) and the notion that, as a young lad at 12-years-old, he left his native home in Galilee and traveled to the Far East where he spent nearly 20-years accumulating the wisdom of the Buddhists, Hindis, Zoroastrians, and other eastern philosophies which he incorporated into his later teachings.

Duarte’s “The Transmigrant” invites one to confront the actual humanity of the man who would be called “The Christ”. And although what truly happened to him during the missing years may never be proven by historical documentation, the author connects with Jesus/Yeshua on such a deep and personal level, any reader will be left wondering just how accurate her portrayal of the young Lord may be. A mountain of research (the standard Synoptic Gospels, the “Forbidden” Gospels, the Nag Hammadi library, the writings of Josephus, and other biblical and historical sources) is expertly combined to create a provocative and compelling take on Jesus that, in many ways, rings of truth. Her writing vividly brings to life the exotic people and places the young Yeshua encounters, as well as the many tough lessons he learns, the loneliness of being alone in a faraway land, and the disappointments and joys of a life lived in service to others. In “The Transmigrant”, Yeshua is a palpable, humorous, and engaging character, and Duarte’s depiction of him as an oftentimes bold and cocky young man hungry for knowledge of the spiritual, yet flawed by human nature, ensures this tale will be astonishingly eye-opening and memorable.

This is an unsolicited review. I purchased this novel as part of my personal/professional library on the life and times of young Yeshua, and as a fellow historian/author who has extensively researched this same genre, and an expert on the Roman occupation of Palestine, the missing years of Jesus, and the forbidden gospels, I highly recommend this alternative history novel to any open-minded individual willing to explore the life of a truly amazing and resilient young man.

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