The Last Temptation of Christ Author:Nikos Kazantzakis The Last Temptation of Christ portrays a living, passionate Christ, filled with love and desire, but racked by his anguished struggle to escape the burden of divinity -- "not a sacred, theological figure, but a man, tempted and tormented, enduring the savage conflicts of flesh and sprit... a man, not a martyr!" Chicago Sun-Times
This is a hard book to read. This is not a Hallmark Jesus story. CHRIST DOES not float through his life to get to the Cross. His life is full of temptation, which he resists. It is a wonderful book, it tells us a story that puts you right into the time. The anger and frustration of the population makes it clear why Jesus was not what many of the people expected. If you get through the first 103 pages, you will enjoy this book!