When a fiery car crash hurls TV journalist Conrad Davis into another world, everything is exactly like present-day reality, except for one detail - Jesus Christ did not come 2,000 years ago, but today. Starting with angels heralding a birth in the back of a motel laundry room, the skeptical Davis watches the gospel unfold in today's society as a Messiah in t-shirt and blue jeans heals, raises people from the dead, and speaks such startling truths that he captures the heart of a nation. But the young man's actions and his criticism of the religious establishment earn him enemies as ruthless as they are powerful. With gripping immediacy, Myers weaves a story whose truth will refresh your faith.
©2000 by Bill Myers; (P)2000 by The Zondervan Corporation
"Innovative...a compelling story...enjoyable and provocative." (Frank Peretti)
"The spiritual depth of a C.S. Lewis allegory." (Angela Elwell Hunt)
"Bill Myers's writing is crisp, fast-paced, provocative. A very compelling story." (Francine Rivers)
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Eli is a great novel that pulls Christ from 2,000 years ago to today's world. It's not only a great work of art, but makes Christ seem more real and very much applicable to today's society. I was truly impressed by this book and very much recommend it to anyone.
"Winner! Remember why you said yes to Christ."
I remember my own was walk with God and just how much he loves me. The story held my heart and mind as the story lives in to different worlds. It pushed me to understand that sitting on the fence was not where I wanted to be. Christ gave me a purpose and this book reminded me to stay the course. I don't like when religon is pushed at me yet I was romanced by this book. If you are not sure how to fit God into your life than read this book and find out how you fit in God plan for your life.
"Modern Day Parallel to Life of Christ"
Fictional work on "what if Jesus was here today" . . . while the book was interesting and okay . . . and certainly biblically correct, I found the story to be predictable and lacking the depth that I would have liked . . . That in no way takes away from what the book has to offer a person who is searching or who may not have read the Bible and know the truth of who Christ is. As a long time follower of Christ, a long way from attaining the goal, I did not find it to be particularly helpful to my growth or my walk.
Only God could have inspired such a candid interpretation of the life and mission of Jesus Christ. I was so touched by this book, that I had to pass it on to my husband, who was equally touched. Not only were our lives touched but we also learnt more about Jesus by looking at him as one of us, here and now, not 2000 years ago. It's so well read (and written) that you're just instantly gripped, I was drawn in right from the beginning and there was no letting go until it was all over. I even cried like a baby - you become part of the family, one of the disciples and you're right there. A wonderfully fantastic book!
"Not so Grand..."
I was very much looking forward to this book but was in many ways let down, and the annoying narrator (who is also the author) sure didn't help. But nonetheless, Myers did an interesting job with "translating" the Bible into today's world.
"Marvelous contemporalization of a Gospel account"
"This is a work of fiction." Yes, but Mr. Myers does an amazing job that is relevant and compelling. Thank you! For anyone open to getting to understand why the person Jesus Christ has caused such a ruckus in the world, this book shows how personal His life is for each and every person on the planet. Mr. Myers' imagination has not set forth a pan-cultural example. This one applies pretty clearly just to the USA. But in its essential message and demonstration of the love, grace, justice, and mercy of God, this story beings home to the here-and-now the person Jesus of Nazareth. Well done, Mr. Myers.
"Bringing Jesus to modern day"
As always Bill Myers has written a book that presents the message of Christ in a compelling and exciting way. I couldn't wait to finish listening to Eli, then couldn't believe it was over!
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