about the book
In Jesus, Judas believes he has found the One—a miracle-worker. The promised Messiah and future king of the Jews, destined to overthrow Roman rule. Galvanized, Judas joins the Nazarene’s followers, 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 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 and tenuous entry into a career and family life as a devout Jew, to a 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 himself that forces us all to reexamine everything we thought we knew about the most famous—and infamous—religious icons in history
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 him. I felt pity for the poor soul. I do realize this is a work of fiction, but I was completely immersed in the life of the characters, all the characters. The interactions between Judas and Jesus were just magical. I can't say enough about this novel.
If you've never read anything by Tosca Lee, this is a perfect book to start with, if you have read her works, this book is the best one yet!