Yeshua - Personal Memoir of the Missing Years of Jesus

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Satia, the son of a wealthy caravan owner meets the 12-year-old Yeshua (Jesus) as the latter flees in rebellion from his Essene teachers. The two become fast friends and stay that way for the 18 years not covered in the Bible — the years between the finding of Jesus in the Temple and the beginning of his short ministry. "One of the most enjoyable reads I have had…" (H. Walford, Vancouver)

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About Stan I.S. Law

Stan I.S. Law (Stanislaw Kapuscinski), architect, sculptor and prolific writer was educated in Poland and England. While there, he also played concert violin, and studied opera at the Guildhall School of Music.

Since 1965 he has resided in Canada. His special interests cover a broad spectrum of arts, sciences and philosophy. His fiction and non-fiction attest to his particular passion for the scope and the development of human potential. He authored more than thirty books, eighteen of them novels.
Under his real name he published seven non-fiction books sharing his vision of reality. His non-fiction books can be found at:

http://stanlaw.ca

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/stankapt

http://www.inhousepress.ca

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=stripbooks&field-keywords=stan+i.s.+law&x=15&y=17

As an architect [RIBA, MRAIC, OAQ ret.] he designed a number high rise buildings in Montreal, including Regency Hyatt Hotel (now Delta), Place Mercantile, Headquarters for the Mutual Alliance, as well as a number of low and middle rise structures for private clients. In the National Capital he was the associate in charge of design of Royal Bank Headquarters on Sparks Street.

His novels include:

NOW—Being and Becoming
One Just Man (Winston Trilogy Book I)
Elohim—Masters and Minions (Winston Trilogy Book II)
Winstons' Kingdom (Winston Trilogy Book III)
Yeshûa—Personal Memoir of the Missing Years of Jesus
Peter and Paul—Intuitive sequel to Yeshûa
The Avatar Syndrome (prequel to Headless World)
Headless World—The Vatican Incident (Sequel to Avatar Syndrome).
The Princess
Alec (Alexander Trilogy Book I)
Alexander (Alexander Trilogy Book II).
Sacha—The Way Back (Alexander Trilogy Book III).
The Gate—Things my Mother told me.
Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom.
Enigma of the Second Coming
Gift of Gamman
Wall—Love, Sex, and Immortality (Aquarius Trilogy Book II)
Pluto Effect (Aquarius Trilogy Book II)
Of Gods and Men (Aquarius Trilogy Book III, coming soon)

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Reviews

Review by: Amy Taylor on April 08, 2014 : star star star star star
Yeshua is an enlightening story of Jesus’ life during the ages of 12 to 30.

Stan I.S. Law brings to life this remarkable journey of travels, enlightenment, love, friendship, and passion of Yeshua (Jesus) during the 18 years not mentioned in the bible. Stan I.S. Law’s illustrates with vivid intensity the playful innocence and insatiable quest for knowledge that existed in Yeshua. As he travels with Satya he is exposed to different religions and cultures. The friendship between Yeshua and Satya deepen and pull at our very heart. We come to love Yeshua as his disciples and Satya loved him. We come to feel their pain and the pain of his parents at his loss.

This is a beautiful book that transmits the story of this holy man in a sensitive and profound manner that shines upon the realities faced by Yeshua in his human form as his journey takes him from boy to man but also to teacher and leader. It brings with it a deeper understanding and feeling of compassion and forgiveness. I highly recommend it!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Regina Sanders on Oct. 15, 2013 : star star star star star
This book is an excellent read! Stan I.S. Law did a magnificent job of bring TRUTH into fiction. His writing style captivated me in the first few lines and kept me mesmerized throughout the entirety of the book. It was very easy for me to picture myself in the caravan or reclining on the veranda while Yeshua spoke. These writings easily transported me to another reality. They stirred my soul and brought forth a hunger for a closer relationship with Yeshua. It left me wanting the same kind of relationship Satya had with him in this text! I highly recommend reading this book!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Sheila Deeth on Sep. 17, 2013 : star star star star
Author Stan I. S. Law draws his readers in quickly with a convincing narrative voice in this “memoir” of life with Jesus, as told by Jesus’ best (Hindu) friend. Fiction ties in swiftly with gospel events, giving a sense of what’s to come. And the world of Jesus’ time is made vividly real, with excellent historical and geographical detail, as teenagers travel physical roads, and study philosophical meanings with an Indian trading caravan.

The somewhat gnostic Jesus of the author’s imaginings keeps this novel firmly rooted in fiction for me. But the details of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs (and more), the interconnections between stories of different traditions, and the harmonies of truths are beautifully told and endlessly fascinating. With a wise and learned man guiding the younger student, and much intriguing information to be conveyed, the book does for faith what Jostein Gaarder’s Sophie’s World did for philosophy, and I truly enjoyed it.

Some strange word choices slow the tale for me, and on occasion I had to leave the book for the computer, compelled to check the internet for evidence of unexpected details (Judith of the Essenes for example). A few of the “old” beliefs espoused might actually be newer than they’re painted, and there’s a definite new-age flavor to the book. But this is a novel, and as such it’s a fascinating journey through history and faith, with great characters, much food for thought, and many rewards for the reader.

Disclosure: The author offered a free copy and I promised an honest review.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Barbara Woolfe on April 18, 2012 : star star star star star
The solution to the enigma of the Missing Years has been attempted by a number of authors. This particular novel is by far the most interesting, in as much as it not only fills in the great unknown, but gives a logical and convincing reasons for the choices which Yeshûa made in his life, and even the consequences which ensued from them. It is evident that Stan Law did extensive research before embarking on solving the mystery of the ages. And yet, in spite of the deep metaphysical insights offered, the novel reads like an adventure story. Quite extraordinary.

My congratulations to Mr. Law.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jo Steinman on Jan. 20, 2012 : star star star star star
Not being a Christian, I found this book particularly interesting to read. While treating the matter with utmost respect, the author presented a persuasive argument why Yeshûa the man, became the most honored person in the history of the world. The very last line in the book opens the possibility that he may have become even more than that. Fascinating.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Sylvester Drake on Sep. 07, 2011 : star star star star star
There were moments when I felt I was walking with Yeshua and Satia, feeling sand under my feet, the heat of the sun on my bare arms. The author has the heart of a poet.

The extraordinary integration of the Pre-Christian philosophies in what we now recognize as Christianity, is nothing short of fascinating, surprising, and most certainly enlightening. Stan Law makes the spiritual unfoldment of young, rebellious Yeshua into what many call Messiah of higher truth and learning perfectly logical, almost necessary, inevitable. And certainly he makes Yeshua come to life, become real. An inspired novel by an inspired author.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Georges Saade on Sep. 04, 2011 : star star star star star
I finished reading this book in one week, although I work ~ 12 hrs a day. When I was reading this book I felt that I was exploring new world, a very exciting and beautiful world. I learned a lot from this book and received logical answers for a lot of questions which were in my mind. And I was very much able to understand the connection between 'Naj Hammadi' Library and the sensored information of life and development of 'Jesus Christ'. Even if this book is a fiction, as the auther says, which I think most of it is not, now I feel that Jesus was a reality and I love him more.
It is a great book and it stimulates a lot of thinking and researching which should be done to learn more about the missing years of Jesus. I think that some body and some people wanted to hide this information.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Patrick Johnson on Aug. 16, 2011 : star star star star star
Until recently, I never heard of Stan Law; and then I read the free sample on Smashwords. Then I joined Smashwords. Then I bought Yeshua, The Personal Memoir, and I read it all. Twice. There is so much to learn in this book. Philosophy, metaphysics, even some people’s ideas on theology. Deep, deep stuff—that’s why I had to read it twice.

I’ll never think of Jesus in quite the same way. Now, the quote in the book: “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man,” (Luke 2:52) makes sense. You have to read the book to understand it. Suddenly Yeshua became real.
And BTW, it’s also a great novel.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: D Piecuch on May 30, 2011 : star star star star star
A truly fascinating and enlightening read. Mr. Law has done it again!

This tale takes us on the journey of Yeshua (Jesus) and his boyhood pal Satya from age 12 to 30. This story is told with such vivid detail. The characters come to life so brilliantly and lead us on Yeshua's journey of knowledge and understanding it's as if the author was there, sitting on little Satya's shoulder.

And the depth and breadth of knowledge that Mr. Law brings to the table is truly remarkable. He provides insights from the Torah, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Buddha, and Zarathustra, and introduces them all so perfectly that he creates a very logical and methodical path to Yeshua's enlightenment.

Mr. Law's ability to present these insights with a child's voice that becomes ever more awakened as the book progresses is absolutely masterful.

A must read!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Marlon (Marvin) D. Clark on Dec. 24, 2010 : star star star star star
There are many ways to tackle a historical novel. Most authors try to assess what must have happened to make the known face in history come to life. Stan Law is different. He seems to have marveled what must have happened long before the action of the book took place, to bring about a mindset, which would turn a joyful boy from a Palestine village into Messiah. A fascinating exposé backed up by meticulous research.

Well done, Sir!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: BozenaH on Dec. 11, 2010 : star star star star star
I have been conditioned to believe that divinity is a birthright. After reading Yeshûa - Personal Memoir, it seems that it, like everything in this world, must be earned. This is a fantastic book which in no way detracts from the traditional concepts but, in fact, substantiates them in a historical way. After reading this book you don’t just believe, you know.

It also seems to me that the author is the reincarnation of Satia. Read for yourself and see if you agree...
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Anetta Bach on Dec. 04, 2010 : star star star star star
Having read a number of historical fiction books I was impressed by how vivid images this author paints of ancient times. The friendship between Yeshûa and Satia, first teenagers, later men, is quite wonderful. But what really impressed me was that, when all is said and done, history really does seem to repeat itself. This is a fascinating illustration of this fact.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: francine clouatre on Nov. 12, 2010 : star star star star star
Based on years of research, this book by the author of The Avator Syndrom, is a brilliant tapestry of the lost years of Yeshua. A book well worth reading.
F. Clouatre
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: madeleine witthoeft on Nov. 09, 2010 : star star star star star
Stan, I have been waiting with great anticipation fpr the final release of your book, Yeshua!!! I was so excited when you said the book was finally finished! What a wonderful interpretation of the missing years of Jesus's life!!! I loved it. Thank you for the beautiful story of Yeshua.
Madeleine Witthoeft
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Bohdan Czytelnik on Nov. 03, 2010 : star star star star star
The research that Law did is staggering. Torah, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Buddhism, Zarathustra, all interconnect, leading to Yeshûa’s enlightenment. It gives new meaning to the biblical statement: “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52). Aided by the revelations of the American psychic Edgar Cayce, Stan Law produces a novel that is hard to put down and even harder to forget.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Alistair Forrest on Oct. 23, 2010 : star star star star star
The making of the Messiah

We know the beginning and the end of this story; it’s the bit in the middle that has taxed scholars and believers for two thousand years. Stan Law’s take on the awakening of Jesus between age 12 and 30 in Asia Minor, India and Egypt is fascinating, educational and entertaining.

It’s not a light read, immersing the reader in a raft of interconnected philosophies including Torah, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Buddhism, Zarathustra, Nirvana, Krishna right through to Time and Space and the power of positive thinking. These, and Jesus/Yeshua’s relationship with the narrator, Satya, are all threads in the weave that ultimately return him to his mixed-up Judeans. Inspired by the revelations of the psychic Edgar Cayce, Law has drawn on plentiful research and/or a deep spiritual awareness to bring us this enlightenment, though his use of modern vernacular (‘mom’, ‘dad’, ‘on the house’, ‘wow, ‘you’re kidding’ etc.) is courageous – as youths, Yeshua and Satya would have had their own teenage language but we have no way of knowing what it would have been.

Will you get more than just a good read? Yes. Even more if you have a little faith – it might change your life for the better. But rest assured, Law’s excellent story is NOT preachy!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Hanna K. Loda on Oct. 08, 2010 : star star star star star
I read this book in paperback, now I'm enjoying it in PDF. It is not a easy read, nor was it an easy journey for Yeshûa. Yet, again, I find it engaging, engrossing and instructive. It is like going back in time, way, way back... It is almost like being there.
Meticulous research of Middle and Far East philosophies enabled Law to explain how Yeshûa, during the intervening years, appears to have learned superhuman, perhaps divine, powers. Most intriguing!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Adam Kerry on Oct. 04, 2010 : star star star star star
To quote from the Amazon 5 star review by Alistair Forrest: “Stan Law's take on the awakening of Jesus between age 12 and 30 in Asia Minor, India and Egypt is fascinating, educational and entertaining… …if you have a little faith - it might change your life for the better.”
There’s little I can add to this, but to say that Law’s integration of ancient philosophies into what became the basis of Christianity is as fascinating as the story itself. I read the book almost at one sitting. Strange, considering I knew how it was going to end.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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