Reluctant Messiah by Trevor Steele
Approx. 100,470 words.
Published on March 28, 2011 by
This novel seeks to explore Jesus' actual life before he became an object of deification and falsification. It follows him from his humble birth, his gradual development of healing powers, his years as an Essene monk, his short campaign as a charismatic healer-preacher, to his ghastly death.