A suicide note from Judas Iscariot
Judas. His name has become synonymous with betrayal. He is one of the most hated figures in Scripture, literature, and history. But what if he had the chance to explain himself? What if, before hanging himself, he had left a suicide note? What would he have had to say?
These are the questions that A Rope for Judas, the first novel by Robert S. Turner, seeks to answer. Coming in summer 2019 from Resource Publications, the book is a first-person account of Judas’s relationship with Jesus and the concerns and motivations that led him to hand his friend and rabbi over to the religious and governing authorities on that fateful Passover night in Gethsemane. It is the wrenching story of dreams deferred, of the collapse of idealism, of human relationships at their most raw, of life and death, of hope and despair.
A Rope for Judas will be available in the coming weeks on Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle formats), or on the publisher’s web site (paperback and e-Book formats). Links coming soon.
From chapter 6, “Confrontations,” Youdias and Marius discuss the identity of the Messiah with Yeshua.
From chapter 9, “Pesach,” Yeshua and his disciples gather for the Passover meal, and Yeshua speaks of what is to come.
Robert S. Turner is also the author of a nonfiction book, Our Father Who Aren’t in Heaven: Subversive Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer (Wipf and Stock, 2015).