Jesus The Time Traveller

What would happen if Jesus were a time traveller, or a mad man, or both, and he chose to go and save the world because, even though he wasn’t a god, and even though he was deluded, he felt that it was fundamentally the right thing to do?

Jesus The Time Traveller by Roberta-Leigh Boud A man finds himself in an unfamiliar space and time, becoming a subject of a radical self-interrogation and dramatic self-reinvention as he fights for his life and sanity. Rich with Biblical allegory and uniquely imbued with South African imagery, this visceral and imaginative novel takes the reader on an unforgettable journey across the external and internal landscape. Jesus The Time Traveller is a sci-fi existentialist meditation on death and faith, the story twists and turns like the canyon filled desert of its setting.

How do we journey through, and make sense of life, particularly when life can be brutal and chaotic, and often quite small? What are the choices we make when faced with believing or not believing? Fundamentally, how do we make meaning out of it all and continue to put one foot in front of the other? Are the willful delusions we create, in our effort to keep putting one foot in front of the other, worth the self deceit that they inevitably cost?

This accomplished debut novel by a South African author is in the spirit of Nobel Prize winner J.M Coetzee will be a treasured discovery for a sophisticated reader of fine literary fiction who is not afraid of controversial themes and brutally honest psychological inquiry.

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Readers Favorite Five Stars

“A provocative inquiry into life’s meaning or lack thereof—especially when God is silent.” – Tucker Lieberman for Independent Book Review

  “The prose is almost poetry—exquisite writing, hard-hitting imagery, relentlessly peeling back anything false.” – Jon Michael Miller for Readers’ Favorite

“I saw other reviewers compare Boud to JM Coetzee. … If I were to look for another South African to compare her to, I’d probably say Nadine Gordimer. There’s a similarity in the rich life of their writing. All told, a riveting and brutal search for meaning.” – Amazon reader