United States – The book by Paul A. Weekes addresses the two completely different accounts of the origin of “Jesus the Christ”, contained in the four canonical Gospels of the “New Testament”. The date and place of his birth, his father and family members, what happened after his death on the cross, and most importantly, his advanced spiritual teaching about “The Kingdom of God”.
Faith, according to Paul A. Weekes is very personal. Belief, by definition, is whatever an individual chooses to believe. The book “In Search of Jesus of Nazareth and His Original Teaching” chronicles the research and analysis leading to the formulation of his understanding of the Historical Jesus and His Spiritual Teaching. His aim for the new book is not to ask anyone to accept his conclusions, but rather to use the book as a guide in clarifying their own faith and belief.
Paul A. Weekes further believes that organized religion, according to sociologist G. Lenski, is “a shared system of associated beliefs and practices, which are articulated around the nature of the forces that shape the destiny of human beings.” From this, he interprets that any religion that promotes peace, harmony, charity, morality, ethical behavior, compassion, and the betterment of humanity is to be condoned and supported. However, religions/sects that preach violence and prejudice or practice discrimination must be condemned/reformed. Ideally, through education and enlightenment rather than by armed conflict.
Author Paul A. Weekes was born in Brooklyn, NY, and grew up in central/upstate New York. He earned a BS degree in Physics from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, and spent his business career in Information Technology Management with several large U.S. Corporations. His employment involved residing in Syracuse, NY; Corning, NY; Wallingford, CT; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Chicago IL; Austin, TX; and included extensive domestic and international travel. He is now retired from Motorola as the Managing Director of Internet Products Operation in Austin, TX, and has since relocated to an oceanfront home in Rosarito Beach, BC, Mexico. Additionally, he is the past President of the United Society of Baja California and has been actively involved in other community support organizations, including Cruz Roja (the Red Cross) and the Flying Samaritans. His wife, Linda, passed away in 2015. He has two sons (Justin and Jonathan) who both live in Connecticut.
Over the last fifteen years, Paul A. Weekes Author has researched, analyzed, and written his book “In Search of Jesus of Nazareth and His Original Teaching” which talks about the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptizer, the Kingdom Of God, and knowing oneself which means understanding strengths and weaknesses, passions and fears, desires and dreams.
Reviews from the readers of the book suggest that the message therein is insightful, eye-opening, and timely. Get your copy today to discover a whole new perspective of the Historical Jesus and His Spiritual Teaching.