Does it mean anointed? Does it mean Messiah? Is it simply Jesus' last name? Or, does it mean something else altogether? The author of this book, Christopher Gorton, has a very high view of Jesus. It is our understanding of the word Christ that he has a problem with. Gorton's main point in this book is that most English speaking Christians do not know what Christ truly means. According to Gorton, this is due to poor bible translation and transliteration. The author states that Christ should actually be translated as "King."
Gorton puts a solid amount of information into a relatively short book (about 100 pages). This text is a quick and enjoyable read. While you may not agree with the author's conclusions, his arguments will make you think. I'm still not sure what I believe on this issue. The fact that I'm still thinking about it tells me that this is a book worth reading.
I highly recommend this book to all Christians. You can purchase it here for less than ten bucks.