Comments on the book
Dr. Walter Wink:
"Other scholars have explored this field, and several significant
studies have been published, but none of them have the impact this one has. . .
. Akers presents nothing less than an entire recasting of Christian origins, as
well as a whole new conception of Christianity."
Dr. Walter Wink is Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Auburn Theological
Seminary in New York
Elizabeth Farians, Ph. D.:
"Wow! What a book! Written in almost outline form, the book is an easy
read . . . The Lost Religion of Jesus is an amazing book."
Elizabeth Farians is a feminist, peace activist, animal rights
activist, and author
Dr. Tom Regan:
"Keith Akers has written an important, timely book that sets the
historic record straight."
-- Dr. Tom Regan is Professor of Philosophy and Department Head, Department
of Philosophy and Religion, North Carolina State University
"How has the Christian tradition so often lost contact with his message
of simple living and nonviolence? In this scholarly historical work, Keith Akers
seeks to rediscover the Jesus who said: ‘Nobility is no more than humble
service to the Creator and kindness to all creatures.’"
--John Robbins is author of Diet for a New America and Reclaiming
"From a new and unique vantage point, Akers gives us a life-affirming,
faith-affirming look at one of history’s most misunderstood figures."
--Victoria Moran is the author of Shelter for the Spirit and Creating
a Charmed Life
"A riveting read. I challenge you to read this book. You will be changed
--Ingrid Newkirk is chairperson of the national animal-rights organization,
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
"Whatever your religion, you will find this book to be of compelling
interest . . . It could change forever our understanding of the true religion
and teachings of Jesus."
--Lewis Regenstein is author of Replenish the Earth (Crossroad, 1991)
and director of the Interfaith Council for the Protection of Animals and Nature
in Atlanta, Georgia
Dr. Dan Dombrowski:
"His work deserves serious attention. The case for pacifism and,
interestingly, the case for vegetarianism on the basis of Jesus’ nonviolence
are much stronger than most suspect."
Dr. Dan Dombrowski is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Seattle
and author of Christian Pacifism and The Philosophy of Vegetarianism
Dr. Wayne Rollins:
"The Lost Religion of Jesus brings to the stage of current biblical discussion a detailed portrait of a little known moment in the early Church that should not be forgotten."
Wayne Rollins is Adjunct Professor of Scripture, Hartford Seminary
"I found it to be outstanding. This piece of work is long overdue."
Howard Lyman is an ex-cattle rancher and the author of Mad Cowboy.