There is now a set date for Tosa Lee’s novel Iscariot. It will be fiction based off the biblical person of Judas Iscariot, and if you are already a of fan of her works such as “Demon: A Memoir”, “Havah”, and the Immortals series co-authroed with Ted dekker, then you also know that Iscariot is one of the most anticipated Christian book to hit stores February 2013.
Why should we as readers be interested in a story such as this? Don’t we already know what Judas did to Christ?
There are some points to be made and which should be understood before going further and reading her novel:
First, the biblical account of Judas betraying Jesus has been passed down forever and somehow, we think we know the story because we tend to view people of the bible as just characters. Secondly, Tosca’s works features biblical people who had real dilemmas and had tough choices to make. Think of Eve in her story Havah. We think it should have been easy for her to resist the fruit(whatever the fruitful metaphor implies). Could we be exaggerating Judas’ story just a little bit? Why would he betray Jesus? Third, if we examine Scripture closely, we’ll see that although Judas was a “backstabber”, he wanted to establish the kingdom physically, here on earth and perhaps he was trying to force Christ’s hand…?
Even though these are thoughts and speculations, they are good reasons to study and prepare for the book by a beloved and phenomenal writer such as Lee.
For more information about Tosca Moon Lee, please visit her website at: www.toscalee.com