Wednesday, April 3, 2013


New York Times best-selling author Tosca Lee has released a new novel on the life of Judas entitled Iscariot: A Novel of Judas.  She builds the story line on extensive research on the life and times of Judas and has created a fantastic story that leaves the reader asking, "Would I have done the same thing?"

Judas, the only disciple that Jesus called, "friend", is most known for his betrayal of Christ and has been the personification of evil.  However, Tosca's fictional account of Judas shows that we all err in ways that make sense to us and we never intend to commit evil acts.  Her years of research brings the times of Christ to life that I have never seen.

Tosca gives the reader another view of Judas' life and asks the questions, "Was Judas' part in Jesus life pre-planned or outright betrayal?"  She says, "As I wrestled with these questions and the ideas of religious agenda, legalism, personal stymie, and spiritual failure, I could not help but see myself in Judas - at times, too well."  She also said, "One of the things I looked forward to the most in the writing of this book was the opportunity to slip into the skin of one of those closest to Jesus. To sit, even virtually, at his side. Ultimately, this novel became as much about the person of Jesus as Judas."

In her unique and creative style that you find in her other books (Havah: The Story of Eve and Demon: A Memoir) you will be transported into a story line that will grip your heart and force you to ask yourself, "Am I any different?"

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