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Witty and teasingly controversial novel set against a richly painted backdrop of anc. hmm well i like the book in a sense that it s nicely written fairly interesting and kept you going but also i couldn t take it as a possible historical report which is not i tried to put myself into a Christian shoes and it must be pretty offensive to read this although you do sympathize to Judas the supposedly betrayer and the healing that Jesus did make sense if it isn t being interpreted literally but i guess i m biased towards Jesus and for me it was strange that everything that he did was being rationalized and him being dismissed as almost only as a mad man although the writing was convincing but i ve always been easily convinced and made you agree to it at times it felt like an atheist trying to argue through Judas s character but it also reminded me with another rationalizing book which i think left deeper moving moments the Secret Magdalene by Ki Longfellow it has a mystical feeling in it which i personally prefer and female as a main character which was hidden away from history due to patriarchy hahaha well my next on the reading list is Gospel According Jesus Christ by Jose Saramago and I can tell that this one would be totally filled with blasphemy hahaha D Hers to Protect you going but also i couldn t take it as a possible historical report which is not i tried to put myself into a Christian shoes and it must be pretty offensive to read this although Her Small-Town Hero you do sympathize to Judas the supposedly betrayer and the healing that Jesus did make sense if it isn t being interpreted literally but i guess i m biased towards Jesus and for me it was strange that everything that he did was being rationalized and him being dismissed as almost only as a mad man although the writing was convincing but i ve always been easily convinced and made Red Tail (Travis Trilogy you agree to it at times it felt like an atheist trying to argue through Judas s character but it also reminded me with another rationalizing book which i think left deeper moving moments the Secret Magdalene by Ki Longfellow it has a mystical feeling in it which i personally prefer and female as a main character which was hidden away from history due to patriarchy hahaha well my next on the reading list is Gospel According Jesus Christ by Jose Saramago and I can tell that this one would be totally filled with blasphemy hahaha D

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My Name Was Judas

Ient Palestine forty years after the death of Jesus Judas tells his version of event. This book presents the story of Jesus from the point of view of a seventy year old Judas who moved to Sidon after the crucifixion and led a peaceful life under a new name In this version Judas and Jesus were childhood friends who were taught by the same scholar the difference being that the father of Judas paid tuition fees while Andreas taught Jesus for free because the boy was incredibly handsome and promising In due course the charismatic Jesus became a successful itinerant preacher who was not above playing favorites with his followers Judas joined their ranks early because the death of his beloved wife in childbirth unmoored him and made him reliant of Jesus However as soon as Jesus gave signs that he believed himself to be the Messiah Judas started to feel very ambivalent about the whole thing Judas didn t witness any miracles only evidence of the compassion of Jesus alleviating people s sufferings and he hated it when Jesus let people believe that he did perform miracles Judas didn t take money to betray Jesus and only blames himself for not being able to keep Jesus from committing suicide by going into Jerusalem and attacking the Temple authorities publicly This Judas sounds like the ultimate loyal and level headed advisor and Jesus like a mercurial and obstinate leader of men who painted himself into a corner so to speak Stead pulls it off but the book is not as though provoking as I hoped it would be A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House years after the death of Jesus Judas tells his version of event. This book presents the story of Jesus from the point of view of a seventy Matthews Choice year old Judas who moved to Sidon after the crucifixion and led a peaceful life under a new name In this version Judas and Jesus were childhood friends who were taught by the same scholar the difference being that the father of Judas paid tuition fees while Andreas taught Jesus for free because the boy was incredibly handsome and promising In due course the charismatic Jesus became a successful itinerant preacher who was not above playing favorites with his followers Judas joined their ranks early because the death of his beloved wife in childbirth unmoored him and made him reliant of Jesus However as soon as Jesus gave signs that he believed himself to be the Messiah Judas started to feel very ambivalent about the whole thing Judas didn t witness any miracles only evidence of the compassion of Jesus alleviating people s sufferings and he hated it when Jesus let people believe that he did perform miracles Judas didn t take money to betray Jesus and only blames himself for not being able to keep Jesus from committing suicide by going into Jerusalem and attacking the Temple authorities publicly This Judas sounds like the ultimate loyal and level headed advisor and Jesus like a mercurial and obstinate leader of men who painted himself into a corner so to speak Stead pulls it off but the book is not as though provoking as I hoped it would be

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Judas’s name became synonymous with betrayer but is that how Judas saw it In this. Well It was fairly well written I suppose except for the inclusion of several comments in the modern idiom ie Jesus was intellectually superior but socially on the back foot and Judas says the wheels were falling off our collective enterprise there are also modern expletives that I felt sure were not used in those daysI had not heard of Stead and therefore had no preconceived ideas about his work but I found this to be someone who is simply having a go at Christian belief ironic that his name is Christian The author seems to be of the Monty Python school of thought that Jesus was not the Messiah but a very naughty boy He has made up an entire childhood about which we know very little depicting Jesus as a precocious arrogant and unkind person except when trying to charm the crowds that followed Him Judas is depicted as not a bad chap at all and a voice of reason trying to make Jesus less antagonistic Jesus is portrayed as power and fame hungry and eventually believing His own publicity behaving like a madman I was particularly annoyed at the portrayal of Mary the mother of Jesus as a harried mother of numerous children she is called a prig and made to sound crazy with her constant gibbering like an idiot who when uestioned just grins slyly It is suggested that Jesus almost despised His mother and that she had abandoned Him In this book Bartholomew is present at the Crucifixion of Jesus but there is no Biblical support for that Bartholomew was a witness to the Ascension Those present at the Crucifixion we are told are Mary the mother of Jesus Mary Clopas Mary Magdalene John who was actually the one beloved of Jesus not Bartholomew During His time on the cross Jesus shows He has love for His mother by entrusting her to the care of His favourite John Conveniently the author says that Jesus mumbles words that were indistinct whilst dying on the cross Also present were some of the disciples members of the Sanhedrin and of course Roman Soldiers The whole book seems to be written with the type of vitriol against Christians usually shown by someone who has an axe to grind ie a disgruntled ex Christian or a committed anti Christian atheist Although I am disappointed that someone has this sort of opinion of my faith I am also well aware that it has all been said before and we are still here we have broad shoulders and Jesus can stick up for Himself uite well be the example He left us in the Gospels


10 thoughts on “My Name Was Judas

  1. says:

    My original review of th

  2. says:

    Well It was fairly well written I suppose except for the inclusion of several comments in the modern idiom ie 'Jesus was int

  3. says:

    An interesting look at Jesus' life ministry as seen through the eyes of Judas his lifelong friend Judas tells their story

  4. says:

    Hard to know what to make of this story really It is all well written but so much at odds to the Christian story that it is an uncomfortable read Stead is of course just making all this up there is no evidence for

  5. says:

    hmm well i like the book in a sense that it's nicely written fairly interesting and kept you going but also i couldn't tak

  6. says:

    This was a surprising book for me I've not read CK Stead and had formed a rather negative view of him looks such a grumpy chap and I didn't expect it to be so CLEVER Well I was wrong This has been a standout The writing is extraordinarily clear and the concept cleverly executed Judas didn't betray Jesus he just got bad press and Christ was well a bit of a pain and the apostles weren't the brightest crayons in the box Not recommended for f

  7. says:

    This is a book that has been very thoughtfully written For myself this version seems far believable than the one in the bible But like I say that's just me

  8. says:

    This book presents the story of Jesus from the point of view of a seventy year old Judas who moved to Sidon after the crucifixion and led a peaceful life under a new name In this version Judas and Jesus were childhood frie

  9. says:

    A fascinating character study of one of the most maligned men in history Very well written and thought provoking An interesting study of how faith cannot really be reconciled with a lack of understanding And how a viewpoint and the desire to believe without regarding reality can create legends and storiesI was prepared to be uite critical of the thesis of Judas surviving but found that his part being one of the 12 was perhaps tha

  10. says:

    Beautiful novelThoughtful profound and humane a beautiful novel about the broken telephone that marks the difference between history and myth It should make the reader uestion every story you have ever been told If you haven't read

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