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:

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 I)
Pluto Effect (Aquarius Trilogy Book II)
OLYMPUS—Of Gods and Men (Aquarius Trilogy Book III)

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Joan Adamak reviewed on June 29, 2015
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By Stan I. S. Law
5 stars
Love in all of its aspects
In the Christian Bible there are only twenty-two sentences attributed to having been said by Jesus. And those who have studied the Bible are aware that the New Testament chapters were decided by the Council of Nicene and the rest were ignored. The Gnostic Library is on line and they have many chapters by different disciples, followers and Mary Magdalene and if you read hers, you find that she cries because Peter refuses to listen to her and the apostles didn’t understand much of what Jesus told them. She is explaining what he meant for he and Mary were close and he discussed much with her.
Then we have the revelations by Edgar Cayce about Jesus and there are other well known books who tell of Jesus’ life, even when he traveled through India into Tibet when he was known by the name of Issa. Of course, all of the above is open to debate for there is nothing to prove anything about Jesus. There is no Roman record of him having been crucified.
So on the basis of so much material, whether true or not, the author developed a novel about this man and presented him as the author saw him. Using the person of Satya as his friend and to generate the dialogue of Yeshua’s ideas and his adventures causes one to contemplate the philosophies of Judaism, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Buddhism, Zarathustra, Nervana and Krishna. Jesus complained about the Essenes being so strict and based on what is available describing this sect, this was true based on the few scrolls believed to have been left by them, although they were not found at Qumran.
What this story does is force the reader to consider other aspects about this man and the times as the different groups of the Christian religion are most dogmatic in their beliefs, and yet all we have to back up our religious beliefs is what we have been told.
If you readers can let go of your dogmas and just read it like a new language and contemplate these ideas and philosophies, you may find a broader view of being a Christian and just follow the basic rule of life that Yeshua subscribed to, which was “You shall love God first and then your brother as yourself.” Such rules would certainly help bring peace and understanding to the planet, which we now do not have.
I received a complimentary copy of the e-book for an honest review.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Sofia Winters reviewed on May 16, 2014

Written with inspirational passion, YESHUA - A Personal Memoir of the Missing Years of Jesus by Stan I.S. Law, is sure to touch any reader. It was interesting, engaging, enlightening, and sparked intense deep thought. I derived great enjoyment from the characters and the well-written story that’s told with what I would call, historical eloquence. Even people who are not religious can really enjoy this great book! Just another well done job by a very talented writer, Stan Law! He continues to keep me on his fan list with each of his books that I read, and this one was no different. So captivating you won’t want to put it down, I highly recommend it!
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)
Amy Taylor reviewed on April 8, 2014

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 36 days after purchase)
Regina Sanders reviewed on Oct. 15, 2013

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 3 days after purchase)
Sheila Deeth reviewed on Sep. 17, 2013

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 39 days after purchase)
Barbara Woolfe reviewed on April 18, 2012

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 4 months after purchase)
Jo Steinman reviewed on Jan. 20, 2012

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 16 days after purchase)
Sylvester Drake reviewed on Sep. 7, 2011

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 28 days after purchase)
Georges Saade reviewed on Sep. 4, 2011

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 27 days after purchase)
Patrick Johnson reviewed on Aug. 16, 2011

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 7 days after purchase)

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