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Ebook Details
  • 08/2014
  • B00MTCDRG6
  • 60 pages
  • $2.99
Paperback Details
  • 08/2014
  • 978-1500884208
  • 60 pages
  • $6.66
Jason Royle
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Judas: Hero Misunderstood

Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

Judas Iscariot, the man we love to hate. But who would Jesus have been without him? In this unique short story we journey with the man who Jesus chose to be one of the original twelve disciples, who was with Jesus throughout his entire three-year ministry. Going beyond his worth, which always seems to start at thirty pieces of silver and suicide, dare to step outside the boundaries of one-dimensional thinking and tradition and ask yourself: “In the grand scheme of things, did Judas have a purpose?”
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Amazon "J. Chambers" Hall of Fame / Top Ten Reviewer

At the beginning of the book, the author acknowledged that many readers will scream "heresy" at the idea that Judas Iscariot may not have been the villain that he's portrayed as. Think about it: many people name their children after eleven of Jesus's disciples, and in some cultures they name their children after Jesus himself, but who do you know named "Judas," a word that is synonymous with traitor?

The story was written from Judas's point of view. Judas has decided to speak out, to explain how misunderstood he is. He told a strange story of being put on trial for his monumental sin of turning Jesus over to his enemies. The trial began with Michael the Archangel playing "Stairway to Heaven" on a twelve-string guitar, and got even more farcical as the proceedings went on. Judas's attorney argued that Judas was not a betrayer, only a man doing his part in fulfilling the prophecies. Would it be enough to save him, or would he be condemned to an eternity in hell?

The account of the trial was told in a nonsensical manner, but afterward, using scripture, the author made a serious argument that whether Jesus was delivered into the hands of his enemies by Judas or by someone else, it was going to happen in any case.

The book makes a credible appeal to reconsider how we view Judas today, whether Satan made him betray Jesus, or if he was just the unfortunate disciple destined to commit an act that would cause his name to be reviled through the ages. The author promised that the book would not be a complex theological analysis of Judas and his actions, and I found that to be true. It was easy, interesting reading.

I read the book for free with my Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 08/2014
  • B00MTCDRG6
  • 60 pages
  • $2.99
Paperback Details
  • 08/2014
  • 978-1500884208
  • 60 pages
  • $6.66

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