Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee brilliantly adapts the life of Judas Iscariot into a dazzling work of fiction—humanizing the man whose very name is synonymous with betrayal.Based on extensive research into the life and times of Judas Iscariot, this triumph of fiction... show more
Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee brilliantly adapts the life of Judas Iscariot into a dazzling work of fiction—humanizing the man whose very name is synonymous with betrayal.Based on extensive research into the life and times of Judas Iscariot, this triumph of fiction storytelling by the author of Havah: The Story of Eve revisits one of biblical history’s most maligned figures and brings the world he inhabited vividly to life. In Jesus, Judas believes he has found the One—the promised Messiah and future king of the Jews, destined to overthrow Roman rule. Galvanized, he joins the Nazarene’s followers, ready to enact the change he has waited for all his life. But soon Judas’s vision of a nation free from Rome is crushed by the inexplicable actions of the Nazarene himself, who will not bow to social or religious convention—who seems, in the end, to even turn against his own people. At last, Judas must confront the fact that the master he loves is not the liberator he hoped for, but a man bent on a drastically different agenda. Iscariot is the story of Judas, from his tumultuous childhood to his emergence as the man known to the world as the betrayer of Jesus. But even more, it is a singular and surprising view into the life of Jesus that forces us to reexamine everything we thought we knew about the most famous—and infamous—religious icons in history.
Publish date: in February 2013
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Canada.
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
As retellings go, this one just didn't do much for me.At first I thought I was a little bored because I was just waiting for Jesus to come into the story -- if anyone can make a book interesting, Jesus can, right? But even after Jesus came on the scene, I found my mind wandering often enough that I ...
Iscariot is a book about Judas one of the twelve man following Jesus. The man mos hated in history. This is a good book, I really recommend it.
This fictional auto-biography is full of life lessons, such as: second guessing God is un-called for a and self-defeating. It will make you think, and thinking and action are married. So, read, think, and act - and remember the choices you make effect more than you - and God will use your choices fo...
I am not a Christian, and therefore, not well versed in the this time period. Tosca Lee told this story simply: of a traumatized boy who became a successful young man who became a pivotal character in a major world religion. I have always enjoyed reading a well known tale from the viewpoint of the ‘...
I am a huge fan of Tosca Lee. I haven't read a book by this author I haven't liked. This book is no exception. Fabulous!!!. This book is a masterpiece. It will change the way you think about a much maligned individual. Judas Iscariot has been demonized throughout history. This book will humanize h...