About the Book

Award-winning cardiothoracic surgeon Jose J. Norberto invites you on a fascinating journey of discovery as he examines the physical characteristics of the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth–the man revered by millions as the Son of God.

In the first century, crucifixion was the chosen method of execution, meant to intimidate enemies of the Roman Empire. The cross, a brutal instrument of torture, has become the chosen symbol for Jesus’ physical suffering, profound value is added to His sacrifice. His death and Resurrection take on deeper significance
as the pivotal events on which the entire religious movement of Christianity is founded.

Dr. Noberto takes a realistic look at Jesus–viewing him as a regular human being. He states, "I did what I called a pre-crucifixion profile and I did a medical profile on him, as if he was a patient of mine, a victim. I think that helped people to relate to him better. When you go to a doctor - your primary care physician decides to refer you to a cardiac surgeon. When the specialist receives that note he will start reading it and he'll start seeing you through that note - without seeing you first. I used that process to look through the Bible to get a physiological aspect of how he related to other people, and I was able to describe him physically through other sources I found. I created a profile of Jesus like I would any other of my patients before actually meeting them. It’s this unique viewpoint that I believe allows us to see Jesus from a different perspective than how he has been depicted before."

This book helps bridge the gap between the religious significance of Jesus’ life, death, and Resurrection and the science that can help make these events more real. Dr. Norberto’s career as a cardiothoracic surgeon allows him to touch human hearts physically. In sharing the results of his investigation, he hopes God will use him to touch each reader’s heart and soul with a greater appreciation of our Savior.


The Physical Death & Resurrection

A Surgeon's View

Written by Dr. Jose Norberto

In The Physical Death and Resurrection, Dr. Norberto combines history with modern science to offer a unique perspective on the humanity of Jesus Christ.

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Dr. Jose J. Norberto

Dr. Norberto grew up in the Dominican Republic, where he received his medical degree magna cum laude at the University of Santo Domingo. He completed his surgical training in the United States, receiving multiple awards for scientific research and medical excellence. Dr. Norberto is a cardiothoracic surgeon and the director of cardiac surgery at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster, Ohio. He enjoys spending time with his two daughters as well as practicing clarinet and saxophone.