Real Reads: Judas Iscariot
, Gill Tavener
Number of pages: 64
Draw young people into the Gospel's timeless message in new ways.
Unfortunately for me, nothing is ever simple.
Poor Judas — he just can't decide what to do with his life. Everybody expects him to follow in his father's footsteps, but he has too many doubts. Then one day he meets a man who changes everything.
With new hope and a new sense of purpose, Judas leaves his home and his family to follow Jesus. But for how long can Judas accept the simplicity of Jesus's work? How soon will his mind return to its former complex ways?
Tortured by increasing doubts, troubled by rivalry within the group and sensing that time is running short, Judas feels compelled to take action. What will he do? How will he do it?
Why has this man, so anxious to do good, become one of the most notorious people in history.
"Lucidly done and without any dumbing down, these stories pull off the difficult trick of being time-honouring and contemporary."
—Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom 1999-2009
Alan Moore is a child psychologist and writer who is particularly interested in how the world’s major religions present the stories central to their faiths. He has studied the Bible extensively, and believes that it is by presenting its material clearly, accurately and accessibly that children can gain most from it.
Gill Tavener is now a fulltime writer and editor, but for many years was head of an English Department at a British secondary school. Her particular passion is exciting older children about literature, with its powerful stories, unforgettable characters, and important moral and social issues.