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The Judas Gospel

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

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    Jesus could have done so much more if only He would have let him handle things!

    The one bad guy we all know from the Bible is Judas Iscariot. He's the one that believed Jesus was headed for greatness by being here on Earth. In fact, if Jesus would have just let Judas handle things, He would have been the greatest person to rule the Earth and live instead of face crucifixion by the Romans.

    Still dealing with those thoughts, Judas makes a case for himself to Jesus to explain how things could have been different if he had handled things. Yet, the past is past but Judas explains if he can show Jesus he was right, maybe things would change for him. So Jesus offers Judas a chance at redeeming himself.

    Judas is allowed to return to Earth and work with Rachel Delacroix, a young woman that God has given a unique gift of healing to. Armed with all the marketing techniques of today's ministry, Mr. Jude Miller will show not only the entire world but even the heaven's that he truly does know that we all expect God's best in our lives.

    Despite Rachel's gift of healing she also is having nightmares of horrific murders in which she is not only a witness but in some cases, she is also a participant. Unsure of what these dreams mean, she works with a therapist for the police department, Dr. Sharon Fields to determine what is going on in her mind and if possible, controlling those nightmares with a new medication.

    In the newest novel by Bill Myers, The Judas Gospel, we get to see a different side of the ministry going on in the world that attempts to sell God for a profit. We eventually get to the true bottom line at the end, when we see the ultimate price, Jesus paid for any one of us. This book once more captivates the reader from the first page and will hold our interest spell bound until the last page is turned. Another superb book to add to your library and worthy of 5 out of 5 stars once again.

    I received this book through my own purchase to review it, and highly recommend this as a must read for anyone who loves suspense, crime solving, with a supernatural twist!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

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    Recommended

    I had a hard time putting this book down...it really wasn't what I expected. Rachel has been traumatized by the deaths of her Mother and younger Sister. She has visions, some quite violent and makes predictions. She is then given the gift of healing. Wherein enters Judas Martin, he has found a golden opportunity. The other main character is Sean who is raising his handicapped son alone after his wife has passed away. He is just beginning a new career as a policeman.
    The book to me does have a surprise ending, and Rachel has to come to terms with what God wants her to do with her Gifts.
    I was provided with a copy of this book by FirstWildCard Tours, but was not required to give a positive review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

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    I was very impressed with the opening paragraph or two of The Ju

    I was very impressed with the opening paragraph or two of The Judas Gospel. Very attention-getting; I was hoping we'd see more insights from Judas throughout the novel. I found it a bit odd that the character for whom the book was named was relegated to the supporting cast.
    I enjoyed the great detail put into the book; as always, Mr. Myers devoted much time to research and it showed. The execution of the story was also excellent, keeping the pages turning and my interest engaged. I enjoy reading (and writing) suspenseful books with a supernatural twist and Bill Myers once again fit the bill.
    Though not in my opinion as good as Blood of Heaven or The Face of God, The Judas Gospel is another good book to add to your Bill Myers collection.

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    Gripping Supernatural Thriller

    For as long as I can remember, I have been addicted to supernatural thrillers, and Bill Myers is one of the authors who helped me feed that addiction as a teen. His latest work, The Judas Gospel, does not disappoint and proves to me that his adult works are just as engaging as his young adult works. Judas Iscariot, a character we think of as evil and manipulative, is allowed to come back to earth to try to show Jesus that he could have put Jesus on top of the world, controlling the government and making Him famous. Judas, using the name Jude Miller, is allowed to try his plan on a young girl, Rachel Delacroix, who is being raised as a prophetess in our own day and time. Rachel has recently discovered she has the gift of healing, but is hindered from using it both by a debilitating fear and her protective father, who thinks Rachel isn't ready to use her gifts. She is haunted by the deaths of her mother and little sister, for which she feels responsible. Perhaps because of that and the resulting time spent in a psychiatric facility, Rachel is unable to talk to anyone except family, a condition the author calls "selective mutism." More recently though, she has been having nightmares about murders committed against the local law enforcement before they happen. She tries to warn them by telling the police about her dreams in a letter, but she becomes the main suspect. Jude uses this to his advantage to generate sympathy for Rachel in order to raise money. He begins to promote her on TV and though he seems to truly care about the people, he is using her and her gifts to make even more money. Meanwhile, everyone close to Rachel is pulling away from her and her gift seems to be disappearing. Also the murders are not stopped or solved, and the question remains, how does she know so much about the murders? Could she really be the culprit? The main theme of The Judas Gospel seems to be that the church has transitioned from being a fellowship of people centered on Christ, to an enterprise centered on selling the gospel as entertainment. However, as I read this story, I did not feel as though I were being preached at or that the author was pushing his agenda on me. Rather I was on the edge of my seat, waiting to see how the story itself would unfold. The thriller aspect was taut and well written, making me want to keep reading to find out what was going to happen. The supernatural aspect portrayed our own free will, as well as the spirits that war over us. It shows how Scripture can be twisted to suit whatever a person wants to say or do, and miss what God was really trying to say. Both of these elements came together seamlessly into one story, and although the ending was satisfying, it was not a normal happy ending, which I appreciated. We are left with the thought, "Our loving Father is not interested in groups or clubs. He really isn't even interested in religion. He's only interested in you." Mr. Myers has said he likes to write books that make you think, and I feel he has accomplished that with this book. He says he keeps notebooks full of an idea for years, continually collecting thoughts and opinions, research and facts, and when he feels it is time to release those ideas to the world, he wraps them in a thrilling story so as to make them taste better going down.

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