History has called him many things: Thief. Liar. Traitor. Reviled throughout history and infamous for his suicide, he is the man whose very name is synonymous with betrayal…
And he is the only disciple that Jesus called “friend.”
(Portion of description of book)
So I’m really not all that great at book reviews – it is usually a “Yep, it was good. You should read it” or a “Nope, don’t bother“. However, I’ve decided since I love to read and I want to write – what better thing to do than write about what I’ve been reading. So please bear with me.
I’m usually reading about 4 or 5 books at a time – one at least being fiction, the others are usually non-fiction. My reading interests are widely varied so you’ll get all kinds of stuff from me if I keep this up. Last night I finished a book by Tosca Lee called Iscariot. I discovered Tosca when she co-wrote a series with one of my favorite authors – Ted Dekker and I’ve been checking out her stuff ever since.
As you may have guessed from the book title – this is biblical historical fiction. Tosca seems to specialize in this genre and is known for doing extensive research prior to writing – and it shows. I really love this genre and Judas Iscariot has always been a character who fascinated me. Even those not raised in the church often know of Judas and get a bad taste in their mouth. He has represented over history one of the worst betrayals of friendship. Continue reading “Book Review: Iscariot by Tosca Lee”