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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (205 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey Archer, Francis J. Moloney Narrator: Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Tutu, Desmond Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2007 ISBN: 9781427201744
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The Gospel According to Judas by Benjamin Iscariot sheds new light on the mystery of Judas—including his motives for the betrayal and what happened to him after the crucifixion—by retelling the story of Jesus through the eyes of Judas, using the canonical texts as its basic point of reference. Ostensibly written by Judas's son, Benjamin, and following the narrative style of the Gospels, this re-creation is provocative, compelling, and controversial. The result of an intense collaboration between a storyteller and a scholar—Jeffrey Archer and Francis J. Moloney—this brilliant work is a compelling story for twenty-first-century readers, while maintaining an authenticity that would be credible to a first-century Christian or Jew.

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  • Riveting and plausible. Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Waters | 2/5/2014

    " No Judas, no Christianity. It's that simple. If Christ wasn't resurrected, the whole thing falls apart. The important thing to rememeber is that Judas believed that he did the right thing, absoultely believed it, in this little lesson book. If Jesus made it to 80 and died of old age, would the faith have developed as it did? "Um, that part that was prophisized about my dying for your sins? Never mind......" Jesus was not always a good Jew, judas held him accountable for that, and the rest is what it is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 1/28/2014

    " An interesting alternative take on the role of Judas in the betrayal of Christ. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leslie Billington | 1/26/2014

    " It took me two months to read this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kani | 1/13/2014

    " I listened to this book and loved that it was Archbishop Desmond Tutu who was the reader. Seemed to give the story more authenticity; which was also supplied by the co-author's scholarly rather than literary background. The story filled in some blanks for me and gave a sequence to the events I grew up with in story and song. Excellent premise, well researched and suspensefully written! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daver | 12/28/2013

    " Good for what it is, not really my speed though. I read most of it, but failed to stick around for the surprise ending. ;-) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Calvin | 12/23/2013

    " Basically the four gospels copied and pasted verbatim with an imagination as to how Judas may have been feeling at the time thrown in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Ann | 12/23/2013

    " Interesting concept, and I am very surprised that it was written with the Pope's knowledge. (Guess he doesn't read english!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Kemock | 9/17/2013

    " The Gospel According to Judas is a work of fiction (obviously) written by his son, Benjamin Iscariot. It was very interesting to read the different side of the life of Judas. It's written in the narrative style of the Gospels a "read of a different color". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 8/7/2013

    " An interesting exploration of Judas' possible motives and the rest of his life. Also explains societal norms of the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lestatas | 7/4/2013

    " This book interested me like all mysteries. I had to open and read it all in few hours. I was reading easier way Bible and all book was good. Made me to seek for mysteries more! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 chucklesthescot | 1/31/2013

    " This was an interesting read, in the form of a book written by the son of Judas, protesting that his father was lied about and mis-represented. It gave new vision to the disciples and the betrayal of Jesus and I thought it was a decent read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonia | 7/13/2012

    " A good insight from Judas's perspective... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jordan Wages | 7/2/2012

    " I can't recommend this book. It was, at best, uninteresting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne Auckerman | 3/2/2012

    " Interesting that I chose to listen to this the week of Easter. I had forgotten a lot of the scripture and knew there was controversy about Judas' rule, but had not followed the debate. Interesting questions have been raised, but very hard to know what really happened. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/2/2012

    " Interesting concept, but .... NOT "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cecily | 11/6/2011

    " Not impressed. I agree with the other reviews that this is an overview of other stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim Piddington | 9/24/2011

    " Interesting blend of storytelling & facts, plus great packaging. Looks like a leather journal, pages are gilded on edge, ribbon to mark your place like in bibles. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 6/20/2011

    " Interesting perspective on an old bible story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 3/9/2011

    " I found this book to be very interesting! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lorri | 1/17/2011

    " This was not what I thought it would be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 8/21/2010

    " Be warned that this is a novel told from the point of view of Judas' fictional son. I picked it up thinking it was a compilation of the actual Gnostic Gospel of Judas that recently surfaced. It was entertaining enough, but this is not an ancient document or anything of the sort. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/3/2010

    " Interesting concept, but .... NOT "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 chucklesthescot | 5/19/2010

    " This was an interesting read, in the form of a book written by the son of Judas, protesting that his father was lied about and mis-represented. It gave new vision to the disciples and the betrayal of Jesus and I thought it was a decent read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 4/2/2010

    " Interesting that I chose to listen to this the week of Easter. I had forgotten a lot of the scripture and knew there was controversy about Judas' rule, but had not followed the debate. Interesting questions have been raised, but very hard to know what really happened. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lorri | 1/27/2010

    " This was not what I thought it would be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 5/1/2009

    " Good synergy between story-telling and academia.

    Kept Attention - 5
    Important - 3
    Must Read - 3
    Accessible - 5
    Well-written - 5 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Ann | 3/11/2009

    " Interesting concept, and I am very surprised that it was written with the Pope's knowledge. (Guess he doesn't read english!) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jordan | 3/9/2009

    " I can't recommend this book. It was, at best, uninteresting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 8/1/2008

    " I found this book to be very interesting! "

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About the Author
Author Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of more than 250 million copies in ninety-seven countries and more than thirty-seven languages. He is the only author ever to have written a number one bestseller in fiction, short stories, and nonfiction. He is married to Dame Mary Archer, DBE, and they have two sons. He and his family divide their time between London and Cambridge.

About the Narrator

Desmond Mpilo Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984. In 1986 he was elected archbishop of Cape Town, the highest position in the Anglican Church in South Africa. In 1994, after the end of apartheid and the election of Nelson Mandela, Tutu was appointed as chair of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate apartheid-era crimes. His policy of forgiveness and reconciliation has become an international example of conflict resolution and a trusted method of postconflict reconstruction. He is currently the chair of the Elders, where he gives vocal defense of human rights and campaigns for the oppressed.