A captivating and well-documented thriller constructed around the true account of a seventh-century sect, The Secret of the 13th Apostle transposes a lifetime's research on Jesus into fictional form.Benedictine Father Nil decides to conduct ...
Author: Michel Benoît
A captivating and well-documented thriller constructed around the true account of a seventh-century sect, The Secret of the 13th Apostle transposes a lifetime's research on Jesus into fictional form.Benedictine Father Nil decides to conduct his own investigation into the sudden death of his friend, Father Andrei, who possessed proof of the existence of a 13th apostle. Father Nil soon discovers a previously unpublished account of the Nazarenes, a community excluded from the official Church by Peter and Paul, which appears to have given birth to Islam. From the Mossad to Fatah, rival factions and secret societies, everyone seems to have good reason to keep the 13th disciple a secret.
Judas is portrayed as the 'thirteenth spirit' who leads humanity into a true understanding of Jesus and a true understanding of themselves. (Ironically, I had already named the book The Thirteenth Apostle before I discovered this nugget ...
Author: J. A. Bouma
Publisher: EmmausWay Press
What if the story of Jesus isn’t the one that happened? After terrorists attack a cathedral in Chicago and steal an ancient relic belonging to one of Jesus’ apostles, ex-Army Ranger and professor of religious studies Silas Grey chances upon someone from his past who appears with a remarkable offer. Eli Denton invites Silas to help him verify one of early Christianity’s most recent—and most controversial—archaeological finds: The Gospel of Judas. Containing “the secret account of the revelation that Jesus spoke with Judas Iscariot,” it tells a remarkably different story than the one contained in the Church’s recognized Gospels. But the motives of this long-lost friend are mysterious, and the consequences for Silas’s faith are ominous. Meanwhile, the Order of Thaddeus, ancient defender of the Christian faith, discovers the stolen apostle relic is part of a larger conspiracy that grows in significance and severity with each passing day. With this grave threat against the apostolic memory deepening, Silas’s mission to uncover the mysteries of the Gospel of Judas and motives of his friend is made more urgent—but there are doubts, and his efforts are thwarted at every turn. Can he preserve the eyewitness memory of Jesus’ earliest apostles before Jesus’ story is altered forever? The Thirteenth Apostle is the second book in the bestselling Order of Thaddeus action-adventure thriller series that leverages the familiar conspiracy suspense of Dan Brown and special-ops thrill of James Rollins, wrapped in the historical insight of Steve Berry and inspiration of Ted Dekker. Join this explosively inventive, action-packed adventure by emerging author J. A. Bouma, straddling thrill and thought, faith and doubt—a ride people are saying “will not only excite and thrill you but give you something to think about and inspire you.”
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Author: Robert B. Baldwin
The time is the mid-first century AD. The followers of Jesus of Nazareth, called the Apostles, are meeting in Jerusalem to resolve disputes that have already broken out among them. Mary, from the town of Magdal attends the meeting and she proclaims that she alone knows the true teachings of Jesus. The other Apostles scoff at this idea and secretly plot to have her killed if she tries to gather a following. Paul and Luke, two of the Apostles, hire a Roman ex-centaurion turned mercenary named Quintas Cotta to get rid of her quickly. Cotta finds Mary alone in a garden and stabs her cleanly through the heart. As she is dying, she asks for forgiveness for Cotta. Haunted by Mary's words, Cotta decides to track down Paul and avenge her death. The events which follow alter his life forever.
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Author: Mathew Carter
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
There are two things good and that which must become good. Humanity does not understand this. Reality and pseudoreality. There is God, and there is man. If a man seeks truth, he must be eligible for the reception of truth. Mankind does not know this. Consequently, believing in the existence of truth, he assumes he is therefore able to perceive it. This is not in accordance with experience in our religions, but it continues to be believed, particularly by the four thousand religions on the earth that we follow blindly. The science of effecting a bridge between the inner and outer man has been rare, and for the most part forgotten, inevitably there are those that think their religion stands them in good stead and accept the truth of these lesser experiences and rituals when they worship. They are wrong. Gods heart lies only with the Sufis. A man cut down a tree one day. A Sufi who saw this taking place said, Look at this fresh branch, which is full of sap, happy because it does not yet know it has been cut off and ignorant of the damage that it has suffered. But it will know in due time. Meanwhile you cannot reason with it. This severance, this ignorancethese are the states of the leaders of religion, worshiping the ceremonies rather than God.
The apostles were devoted men, but they were not hardened or skilled warriors, so they could not have found enough men to over power or frighten ofl the guards from their duty. ... enemies. 143 The Adventures Of The Thirteenth Apostle.
Author: Ken G. Dale
Publisher: WestBow Press
Life was set in place and going well. I was slowly taking the lead in my father’s business, and it was growing beyond what he had planned or envisioned, with the two of us buying and selling whatever things were needed or in demand. Then the sale with my brothers in Jerusalem changed everything. Though I did not understand Jesus’ words, they somehow touched my heart, and I knew I would never be the same person I was before. After going home and selling all that I owned, and getting stuck with my best friend, we journeyed to Jerusalem. On the day we arrived, Jesus was being put to death. Words can’t describe the sadness and loss I felt, not for what I gave up, but for what I had just lost. Then a clear voice called to me: “Matthew,” and I answered him, “Yes, Jesus.” He was waiting there for Justin and me to arrive so that He might invite us to do a mighty work for the kingdom of God. We learned things that gave us vision into the spirit realm, and taught us to see men as God sees us. Our vision and our spirits were often opened to see “in the spirit,” so all we could do was go forward; there is no going back for us anymore. For each of us, one of our greatest joys was when we told our families about Jesus and they found His love, too.
thirteenth apostle can be identified with those Nazoreans which appear as an autonomous movement from the second century onwards, persecuted wherever they went. They will write a gospel of the Nazoreans, which came to the attention of ...
Author: Michel Benoit
Publisher: Alma Books
When his friend Andrei is mysteriously killed on his way back from Rome, Father Nil, a Benedictine who teaches the Gospel of St. John to novices, decides to conduct his own investigation. The dead priest possessed proof of the existence of a thirteenth apostle and an epistle stating that Jesus was nothing more than an inspired prophet, not the Son of God - two things that would spell great danger for the Church. Father Nil then discovers a previously unpublished account of the origins of Christianity. It tells of the Nazoreans - a community excluded from the official Church by Peter and Paul - who appear to have thrived until the 7th century, playing an important role in the birth of Islam. While he pushes ahead with his investigation, the Pope's advisors, rival factions and secret societies are trying, by any means, to lay their hands on the priest's findings. From the Mossad to Fatah, everyone seems to have a very good reason to keep the thirteenth apostle a secret... The story of an ancient sect detailed within papyrus sheaves hidden in the caves at Qumran forms the basis of this exhaustively researched novel. A captivating and thoroughly researched religious thriller comparable to Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose.
Here is more that the inspiring story of Paul’s Christian witness. 13th apostle also offer enriching background materials to those who study the book of acts
Author: Richard A. Johns
13th apostle is the fictionalized autobiography of the rabbi Saul of Tarsus, who becomes Paul, servant of Jesus Christ. As Paul tells his own story, many experiences about which the Scriptures are silent come to life. There reader sees Saul at the trial and stoning of Stephen, Saul’s persecution of the Christians, his conversion on the road to Damascus and his anguish when he realizes he has tortured guiltless. 13th apostle recounts the day-to-day trials, disappointment, aspirations. And triumphs as Paul becomes the “traveling apostles” his associates- Branabas, John Mark, Timothy, Luke, Lydia, and Silas – appear in vivid detail. Paul’s life and ministry is told against the backdrop of Antioch, Jerusalem, Athena, Rome the cities of Macedonia and other lands. Here is more that the inspiring story of Paul’s Christian witness. 13th apostle also offer enriching background materials to those who study the book of acts
Typically , the heroic disciple is the one who recognizes and confesses Jesus . ... Even more hilarious would be the fact that it was the unexpected " bad guy " who really got it right the thirteenth disciple , Judas .
Author: April D. DeConick
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
April DeConick offers a new translation of the Gospel of Judas, one which seriously challenges the National Geographic interpretation of a good Judas.