What if Jesus was just an ordinary boy searching for enlightenment?
8 AD. The young carpenter Yeshua is convinced he was born to be a preacher. But the temple priests scoff and say that no craftsman, however wise, can ever enter their holy ranks. Humiliated and robbed of his only goal, Yeshua resigns to a drab existence as a simple laborer. Until a Buddhist pilgrim invites him to the magical country Sindh where anyone can become a monk, and a world of possibilities opens.
Torn between duty and following his bliss, Yeshua must decide between selfishly chasing his dream or saving his family from everlasting shame.
Inspired in part by Russian explorer Nicolas Notovitch’s 1894 book about Jesus’s travels in Asia, The Transmigrant uncovers his spiritual journey during the so-called “missing years.”
Duarte masterly traces the evolution of Jesus’ thought, and the grand synthesis of religious traditions it culminates in. Captivating and powerfully related account of Jesus' early years. [Kirkus Reviews]
The Transmigrant is a unique historical tale. A lot of research has gone into making this one of the best reads yet. I haven’t read anything quite this good. [Urban Book Reviews]
An account that is very human and divine in nature, in moving language that provokes both conversation and meditation. Well-researched, focused, credible and inspirational historical fiction! [Historical Novel Society]
Brilliant in its simplicity of style. A vibrant living tapestry that humanizes Jesus in a sensitive and delicate way, which we have not seen since Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha, or Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet. [Paul Davids, Director of "Jesus in India,” an NBC Universal documentary]
A beautiful story, deeply touching and very inspirational. Filled with vivid descriptions and emotionally charged passages; the author fills the senses of readers with sounds, sights, and smells. It will transport readers to endearing spiritual climates. [Reader’s Favorite]