The Path: The Inner Life of Jesus Christ
Author : Geoffrey S. Childs
Format : Paperback, 260 pages
Release date : 2002
Swedenborg wrote that the stories of the Old Testament reveal the secrets surrounding the thoughts and feelings of Jesus Christ. The author writes a moving and thoughtful book based upon this premise using the stories of Genesis to unveil the thoughts of the man who created a way for us to live life in peace, wisdom, and love - Jesus Christ.
Geoffrey S. Childs is also author of The Golden Thread. He was ordained into the ministry of the General Church of the New Jerusalem in 1952, and since then has served as pastor in various cities in the United States, Canada, and South Africa, as well as serving as President of the Academy of the New Church from 1987 to 1992. Mr. Childs now lives with Helga, his wife of fifty years, in Bryn Athyn, PA. They have eight grown children.
Childs weaves together the account of the life of Jesus on earth in the Gospels with the Old Testament stories of Abraham and Sarah, the birth of Isaac, and the increase of Jacob and his children. He shows how the Scriptures are infilled and fulfilled one with the other. He illustrates how they are enlightened and explained in depth by passages from the Arcana Coelestia, a book of Divinely inspired heavenly knowledge written by Emanuel Swedenborg.
These three works: the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the theological writings of Swedenborg are a testimony to the meaning of Christ's life on earth. This was a life of the most intense struggle against evil on every level. Because Christ fought and overcame the evils that beset all of us, we too can fight in His strength and enter into the joy of His victory. We can follow His path, as Childs assures us.
- Vera P. Glenn, author of 'Heaven in a wildflower' and editor of 'A dove at the window: living dreams and spiritual experiences'.