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Author: Francis J. Moloney, Jeffrey Archer Narrator: Desmond Tutu 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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! "

About the Author

Jeffrey Archer is an author of fiction, nonfiction, and plays, including numerous New York Times bestsellings, of which three made the #1 bestsellers spot. He was educated at Oxford University. He served five years as a member of the British parliament in the House of Commons and has served twenty-seven years as a member of the House of Lords. Now published in 97 countries and more than 37 languages, all of his novels and short story collections—including Kane & Abel, Only Time Will Tell and This Was a Man—have been international bestsellers.

About the Narrator

Archbishop Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his lifelong struggle to bring equality, justice, and peace to his native country of South Africa. He is the author of numerous books including the Children of God Storybook Bible, God’s Dream, and Desmond and the Very Mean Word. From 2007 to 2013, Tutu was the founding Chair of theElders, a group of global leaders who are working topromote the shared interests of humanity. In 2013he received the Templeton Prize for advancing spiritualprogress in the world. He lives in South Africa withhis wife, Leah. They have four children and sevengrandchildren.