A Novel of Judas
By Tosca Moon Lee
(Howard Books, Hardcover, 9781451683769, 336pp.)
Publication Date: February 5, 2013
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In Jesus, Judas believes he has found the One--the promised Messiah and future king destined to overthrow Roman rule. Galvanized, Judas joins the disciples, ready to enact the change he has waited for all his life.
But Judas' vision of a nation free from Roman rule 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 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 and tenuous family life as a devout Jew to a man known to the world as the betrayer of Jesus Christ. But even more, it is a singular and surprising view into the life of Jesus himself, an intricate account that will cause you to ask: "Would I have done the same thing as Judas?