The story of his life is known throughout the world . . . but it has never been told like this. That Guy is written in simple, short chapters that follow at a breathless pace with humor and irony, but above all with humanity. It is the age-old story of the boy born in a manger and the man who died on a cross.
Tanguy Viel writes of Jesus as few have had the clarity to see him: as a man, taciturn and mysterious, manipulative and inspiring, full of God and overflowing with fear. Viel breathes life and newness into the biggest best-seller of all time. His writing is plain, unassuming, and yet full of striking clarity and powerful epiphanies about what it means to be the Son of God on a daily basis. His witty, sometimes even gently mocking tone creates a Jesus broadly accessible and powerfully human. His tragedy is thus even more heartbreaking.
That Guy is pieced together from the testimonies of those closest to Jesus, but it is not at its heart a factual account of his life and times: It is a novel. Full of emotion and tenderness, this is a book for those who question but most of all for those who love a good story.