Iscariot PB by Mark Worthing
Judas Iscariot is the most infamous and most perplexing character in religious history.
He accepts the offer to follow Jesus, hoping he might be the long-awaited Messiah who will liberate his people from Roman rule. But in the end, his actions seal both their fates. What led Judas to betray his friend and teacher, then fall into complete despair?
If Judas' father was Simon the Pharisee of Bethany, then Judas was likely the cousin of Martha, Mary and Lazarus. A very different picture suddenly emerges of the events in the last weeks of the life of Judas Iscariot. It is a story as tragic as it is compelling.
Valerie Volk, author of Bystanders, and Passion Play: The Oberammergau Tales - "Mark Worthing's Iscariot delivers an intriguing new perspective on a character whom we all think we know well, but find we don't really know at all. This book does exactly what every good book is meant to do - it makes us think!"