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A groundbreaking manifesto decoding the phenomenon of genius through the life of Jesus of Nazareth, revealing the untapped potential within every human being - from the best-selling author of The Artisan Soul, The Last Arrow, and The Way of the Warrior.

“If all genius is touched by madness, then it is also touched by the Divine.”

In every realm of our existence - art, science, technology, mathematics - we are captivated by stories of genius. Geniuses violate the status quo, destabilize conventional ways of thinking, and ultimately disrupt history by making us see the world differently. Genius is that rare expression of human capacity that seems to touch the divine.

Jesus of Nazareth is undeniably one of the most influential figures ever to have walked the face of the earth. Yet his life as a work of genius has yet to be excavated and explored. In The Genius of Jesus, Erwin Raphael McManus examines the person of Jesus not simply through the lens of his divinity, but as a man who radically changed the possibility of what it means to be human.

Drawing on the phenomenon of genius and the phenomenon of Jesus, McManus leads us to see this momentous figure in a new and life-altering way. Genius always leaves clues, and The Genius of Jesus follows those clues so that you can discover your own personal genius.

McManus dives into the nuances of Jesus’s words and actions, showing how they can not only inspire us but revolutionize how we think about power, empathy, meaning, beauty, and truth. This work is for anyone who seeks to transform their life from the mundane to the transcendent - for anyone who longs to awaken the genius within.

The Genius of Jesus is a thought-provoking exploration of the most controversial and influential figure who ever lived, and a guide for you to discover how his genius can live in you.

©2021 Erwin Raphael McManus (P)2021 Random House Audio

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Genius beyond the deph of man

a book that I keep coming back too. no matter how many times I listen to this book, I hear and learn something new every time.
if you are searching for faith or truth, in life or within yourself, this is a book that touches heaven while touching earth.

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Loved this.

Love this audiobook and the way that Erwin explains everything. It is very relatable for me and helps bring clarity and understanding, will definitely listen again and buy the physical book 🙏

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Amazing book

Loved the concepts in this book. Such a beautiful listen. I felt more connected to Jesus through this work. Highly recommended!

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  • DcB
  • 04-10-2021

breathtaking.

listening to this book was an experience as awe inspiring as the topic. Thank you for sharing your scars and wisdom.

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  • Bradford D. Russell
  • 23-09-2021

The book our fiends have been waiting for

Never have I read a book that so intimately and powerfully describes the humanity of Jesus. A humanity we so deeply crave to be. Every single chapter describes the God who came to make transferable into human brokenness everything we so desperately want to be but just cannot on our own. It’s the greatest genius! I’ll be giving this book to friends for the rest of my life.

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  • Runner
  • 27-12-2021

Amazing!

Loved loved this audiobook! Everyone would truly benefit from listening to this book. Erwin Raphael McManus takes you on a journey to experience the unconditional love and empathy of Jesus that is within all of us.

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  • Inspire Landscaping
  • 04-11-2021

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this book was such a great read and very insightful and why Jesus is the most influential person of all time

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  • Brian Fochtman
  • 27-09-2021

Garbage

If you want to write about the works of Jesus that’s AMAZING!!! Leave the race bating garbage out. I’m disappointed!!!!!

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  • Leonard Meyer
  • 04-06-2022

Sceptical at First

At the beginning I thought the author was a BLM leftist and though he mentioned several lefty causes, he gave them no credence in the light of the genius of Jesus. I found little pearls of wisdom through out. Not only from Jesus but the author also.

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  • Austin Milner
  • 07-04-2022

Top 5 best books I’ve listened too.

I would recommend this book to anyone. Even non Christians or non Believers in Jesus. If you strive to live your life in this manner, then how could you Not live a happier more joyful life.

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  • MamaMindee
  • 01-04-2022

wow amazing book

my wife and I recently listened to this book on a long road trip. amazing how it's broken down the stories included and just the truths that were spoken within this book. a beautiful story The genius of Jesus is true thank you

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  • Jake Trevino
  • 16-03-2022

“It doesn’t take a genius to believe in Jesus…”

“…or maybe it does.”

Beautiful book and wonderfully explained. Thank you for sharing the Jesus with so many, Erwin.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-02-2022

Wonderful audio book

loved every minute of this book. McManus presents his ideas well and kept my attention.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-02-2022

I dare ya !

If you are human you need to read/hear this revolution for you. Erwin continues to use his genius to elevate ALL of us. This is the challenge that will ignite the place in your soul you may be terrified to know. But so desperately need to know in the short time you have on earth. Many will want to douse the spark with fear. May this not be with you.

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  • Barbara Hyde
  • 04-12-2021

A fresh and thoughtful perspective

Beautifully written and narrated with so much heart, love and thought. Absolutely loved this book and will read it again and again and share it with many.

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  • Antani
  • 30-06-2022

His scars are eternal

Erwin Raphael McManus paints amazing and beautiful pictures throughout his writing of this book. I want to experience this life of beauty in my daily living.

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  • Joel Nicholas
  • 17-02-2022

Ever Insightful

The meeting of Erwin's academic pursuit of truth and personal friendship with Jesus of Nazareth are now in a book. I'm really happy to listen to Erwin work through his thought process and enlightened approach to a scripturally restricted Jesus that now walks in humanity again. I'm thankful for the line Erwin walks and consider it my own as well, as many challenges emerge that strike true in my gut.

Hope you all go for it as it really blesses the heart and refreshes the tool of our minds.

Go for it.

blessings 🤙🏽

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