The Real Face of Jesus, by Sean Hawkey

03 May 2019

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“Without God, we aren’t anything,” says Jesús Alberto Mayorga Lemus, a carpenter at Copán Ruinas, one of the Ecuadorians named Jesus whose portraits and stories are featured in Sean Hawkey’s book The Real Face of Jesus (supported by ACT Alliance, and available from, £11.99; 978-1-5272-3116). Others include “Disappeared Jesus” (Manuel de Jesús Batuista Salvador, whose story is told by others) and “Gay Jesus”. They reveal the varied human face of that country

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