Jesus In Our Time


Fiction - Drama
160 Pages
Reviewed on 06/02/2017
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Author Biography

I, Nilanjana Sanyal (DOB: 1974) am an India-based peace activist who has travelled from being a grassroots social worker to a published author of 8 books so far, both fiction and non-fiction. A Psychology graduate and a Human Rights Lawyer, I am strongly committed to the principles of universal love, forgiveness, tolerance, global understanding and compassion, despite my arduous life journey. Most of my writings are a reflection of my principles and stem out of my deep concern about the future of a planet we all share. My work and writing has conferred on me with the 'Bharat Excellence Award' (2011), the 'Best Personalities of India Award' (2011) & the 'Karma Veer Chakra Award' (2012). I can be reached at nilanjanasanyal@rocketmail.com

    Book Review

Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite

Jesus in Our Time by Nilanjana Sanyal is an insightful and beautiful story about one woman’s spiritual journey, a story that captures the political and social issues of contemporary society with forensic clarity. When the story begins, the reader is introduced to a couple having an interesting conversation as the news comes over on the television. The news reports claim that a volunteer posted with the ICRC in Ethiopia has mysteriously disappeared and the couple is worried it could be their daughter. And it is, indeed, Catherine Norton, their daughter, a Millennium and a brave, selfless woman. It is at a time when Ethiopia is reeling with upheavals and social unrest, demanding for a democratic society.

This wonderful story begins with Katherine’s disappearance. Watch Katherine as she explores her sexuality, evolves into a confident woman, and takes control of her destiny. Readers will love the themes that are woven into this story — sexuality, politics, social issues, family, friendship, religion, and many more. The writing is beautiful and at times it sounds cryptic.
There were moments when I had the impression that I was reading some notes or clippings, but it made sense all the same. Nilanjana Sanyal’s book is unique in many ways and I enjoyed the concept behind it. Many readers will find Jesus in Our Time relevant, humorous, and particularly loaded with insights. I loved the message of the book.