Jesus, Buddha, and religion...
(I do philosophy, not "religion"... particularly eastern and some greek)
I've long been a fan of eastern religious Phil and been reading Deepak Chopra's Budda: A Story of Enlightenment in snippets while reading other books, and I find it lovely. The Buddha as MAN walking his path in life, not just divine leader. With some "spirit stuff" in it too of course... kind of unavoidable. Still a worthwhile read for me.
It would be cool if someone took the kid gloves off and wrote a good book about Jesus like that.
I like some of the Jesus Phil too... he was way more chill than that OT stuff that had been conglomerated from ten other local/regional religions and pretty much amounts to "Men chosen by god, do whatever you want... the rest are gonna DIE!!! Smite Smite Smite!"
Of course I'm pretty sure some Christians would flip lids if you wrote a book about ol' Jesus as a regular guy doing his thing just walking the path of his life that lead him to his big new ideas (aka enlightenment!). I'd buy a copy though.