First Time in Paperback! This new edition contains a new chapter and numerous editorial revisions to the hard cover First Edition.
Paramhansa Yogananda was sent to the West by Jesus Christ himself to restore the original Christian teachings among his followers. This book clarifies the core of Jesus’ basic message, that one’s true identity is not that of a sinner but a child of God indwelt by His divine presence.
Recently, The Da Vinci Code took the fictionalization of Christianity to dizzying new heights, precipitating a spiritual crisis for millions of believers worldwide. But The Da Vinci Code is only the latest in what has become a near-constant questioning of long-cherished religious beliefs. For years, our faith has been severely shaken by a growing series of attacks, including: the breakdown of church authority, the repeated discovery of ancient texts that supposedly contradict long-held beliefs, and the sometimes outlandish historical analyses of Scripture by academics.
Together, these forces have helped create a spiritual vacuum filled with substantial confusion and uncertainty about the true teachings and meanings of Christ’s life. The rising tide of alternative beliefs proves that now, more than ever, people are yearning for a clear-minded, convincing, yet uplifting understanding of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
This galvanizing book, presenting the teachings of Christ from the experience and perspective of Paramhansa Yogananda, one of the greatest spiritual masters of the twentieth century, finally offers the fresh perspective on Christ’s teachings for which the world has been waiting. This book gives us an opportunity to understand and apply the Scriptures in the most reliable way: by studying under those saints who have communed directly, in deep ecstasy, with Christ and God.