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He Was A Traitor, A Rabble Leader, A Rebel, A Liar And A Pretender To The Throne We Have Tried To Forget Him Here Now, A Year After Yehoshuah S Death, Four People Tell Their Stories His Mother Flashes Between Grief And Rage While Trouble Brews Between Her Village And The Occupying Soldiers Iehuda, Who Was Once Yehoshuah S Friend, Recalls How He Came To Lose His Faith And Find A Place Among The Romans Caiaphas, The High Priest At The Great Temple In Jerusalem, Tries To Hold The Peace Between Rome And Judea Bar Avo, A Rebel, Strives To Bring That Peace Tumbling Down.Viscerally Powerful In Its Depictions Of The Realities Of The Period Massacres And Riots, Animal Sacrifice And Human Betrayal, The Liars Gospel Finds Echoes Of The Present In The Past It Was A Time Of Political Power Play And Brutal Tyranny And Occupation Young Men And Women Took To The Streets To Protest Dictators Put Them Down With Iron Force Rumours Spread From Mouth To Mouth Rebels Attacked The Greatest Empire The World Has Ever Known The Empire Gathered Its Forces To Make Those Rebels Pay.And In The Midst Of All Of That, One Inconsequential Preacher Died And Either Something Miraculous Happened, Or Someone Lied.


10 thoughts on “The Liars Gospel

  1. Therese Therese says:

    A historical novel depicting Yehoshuah the historical Jesus through the eyes of four different people who encountered him his mother Mary, Judas Iscariot, the high priest Caiaphas, and the criminal revolutionary Barrabas, whom the crowd demanded be set free in place of Yehoshuah prior to Yehoshuah s crucifixion In this book, one can t speak of The Crucifixion with a capital C, since there are crucifixions left and right This book was artfully constructed and very competently written Rel A historical novel depicting Yehoshuah the historical Jesus through the eyes of four different people who encountered him his mother Mary, Judas Iscariot, the high priest Caiaphas, and the criminal revolutionary Barrabas, whom the crowd demanded be set free in place of Yehoshuah prior to Yehoshuah s crucifixion In this book, one can t speak of The Crucifixion with a capital C, since there are crucifixions left and right This book was artfully constructed and very competently written Religiously conservative Christian believers may find some elements of it offensive the author Naomi Alderman, writing fairly conspicuously from a Jewish perspective, begins from the viewpoint that Jesus is a man of the period, a traveling preacher of which there were many, teaching doctrines little removed from those of other rabbis Historically, of course, with millennia of ...


  2. Jennifer Stephens Jennifer Stephens says:

    The Liars Gospel by Naomi Alderman is a creative retelling of life in Israel under Roman occupation and early on centers on Jesus Alderman s crafting of words is superb so it s quite disappointing that she put her talent to work slandering a public figure in such an offensive manner.In the novel we are exposed to the viewpoints of Mary, Barabbas, and Judas as imagined by Alderman I can get behind historical fiction wherein we take a real place or course of events to set the scene and slide The Liars Gospel by Naomi Alderman is a creative retelling of life in Israel under Roman occupation and early on centers on Jesus Alderman s crafting of words is superb so it s quite disappointing that she put her talent to work slandering a public figure in such an offensive manner.In the novel we are exposed to the viewpoints of Mary, Barabbas, and Judas as imagined by Alderman I can get behind historical fiction wherein we take a real place or course of events to set...


  3. Lyn (Readinghearts) Lyn (Readinghearts) says:

    Naomi Alderman s new novel, The Liars Gospel is defintely not a book for everyone The book is set in the first century and centered around the life of a Jewish prophet, Yehoshuah Jesus to us Although it is ostensibly a retelling of the story of Jesus, I found Alderman s detailing of the political climate in Jerusalem during the rise and fall of Jesus muchinteresting The story is told from four viewpoints That of Marym,Yehoshuah s mother, His friend and follower Ieudah of Queriot, th Naomi Alderman s new novel, The Liars Gospel is defintely not a book for everyone The book is set in the first century and centered around the life of a Jewish prophet, Yehoshuah Jesus to us Although it is ostensibly a retelling of the story of Jesus, I found Alderman s detailing of the political climate in Jerusalem during the rise and fall of Jesus muchinteresting The story is told from four viewpoints That of Marym,Yehoshuah s mother, His friend and follower Ieudah of Queriot, the Roman High Priest of Jerusalem, Caiaphas, and the rebel Bar Avo As you read, it is easy to see that Marym is Mary, Ieudah is Judas Iscariot, and Bar Avo is Barrabas I thought that Alderman s decision to tell this tale from 4 vary dif...


  4. Alex Alex says:

    I am tempted to give this five stars to help balance many of the one star reviews by people who somehow accidentally found themselves reading a book by a non Christian for the first time and were traumatized and enraged by the unfamiliar experience Honestly, read the one star reviews just for laughs Naomi Alderman retells the stor...


  5. Stephen Stephen says:

    interesting novel surrounding the life of Jesus and split into 4 different versions, took me awhile to get into this novel maybe it was the subject title.


  6. Samuel Rood Samuel Rood says:

    It was an interesting idea, writing a book about Jesus from a Jewish perspective, but I was very disappointed The first century characters so obviously belonged in the 21st None of the characters were believable and the character development was stale and predictable Miriam Mary was the most interesting story, but the other three characters Judah aka Judas, Bar Avo aka Barabbas, and Caiaphas as well as their stories all fell flat The cursing and the sexuality in the story so distracted f It was an interesting idea, writing a book about Jesus from a Jewish perspective, but I was very disappointed The first century characters so obviously belonged in the 21st None of the characters were believable and the character development was stale and predictable Miriam Mary was the most interesting story, but the other three characters Judah aka Judas, Bar Avo aka Barabbas, and Caiaphas as well as their stories all fell flat The cursing and the sexuality in the story so distracted from the world Alderman created that I wasn t able to e...


  7. Bettie☯ Bettie☯ says:

    BABT70 years after the storming of Jerusalem s walls, a mother mourns her preacher son s death BBC blurb In her new novel, the award winning writer Naomi Alderman provides a compelling and challenging fictional account of life in Roman occupied Judea Her novel begins in 63 BC with Pompey s Roman army assailing the fortifications of Jerusalem, and ends with the bloodshed of the Jewish Roman war in the first century CE.Within this context of Roman brutality and Jewish insurrection, Alderman pre BABT70 years after the storming of Jerusalem s walls, a mother mourns her preacher son s death BBC blurb In her new novel, the award winning writer Naomi Alderman provides a compelling and challenging fictional account of life in Roman occupied Judea Her novel begins in 63 BC with Pompey s Roman army assailing the fortifications of Jerusalem, and ends with the bloodshed of the Jewish Roman war in the first century CE.Within this context of Roman brutality and Jewish insurrection, Alderman presents the life and death of a charismatic Jewish preacher, Yehoshuah A year after his death, four people tell their stories his mother, Miryam his former friend and follower Iehuda of Qeriot the High Priest at the great Temple in Jerusalem, Caiaphas and the rebel, Bar Avo.Read by Stephanie Racine and Tracy Ann ObermanAbridged by Sally MarmionOne started and hoped for some historical insight, but the getting is only ...


  8. Hannah Hannah says:

    Naomi alderman has written an intriguing account of events and people surrounding Jesus In so doing she has made biblical figures that are sometimes perceived as one dimensional characters and turned them into ones we can relate to, with depth and conflict and imperfection Although at times it felt sacrilegious reading some points of view such as the Iehuda from Qeriot, it made you see how Jesus could have been perceived, at the time, in a negative but credible way a rock star that started to Naomi alderman has written an intriguing account of events and people surrounding Jesus In so doing she has made biblical figures that are sometimes perceived as one dimensional characters and turned them into ones we can relate to, with ...


  9. Jackie Jackie says:

    And in the midst of all that, one preacher by the name of Jesus died And either something miraculous happened or someone lied This is not the story of Yehoshuah Jesus but of the way his existence affected those around him It is an often bloody tale of a people under Roman occupation, told from the perspectives of Miryam his mother , Iehuda a follower , Caiaphas High Priest of Jerusalem and Bar Avo rebel and murderer.The first half of the book is sublime Miriam s feelings of betrayal, And in the midst of all that, one preacher by the name of Jesus died And either something miraculous happened or someone lied This is...


  10. Brent Soderstrum Brent Soderstrum says:

    I won this book through GoodReads First Read program.This is an uncomfortable read for a Christian Alderman is a Jewish lady who allegedly writes about Jesus through four peoples perspective Mary, Judas, Caiphaas and Barabas Yet only the Mary and Judas section cover Jesus prominently Caiphaas and Barabas only discuss Jesus peripherally Even the sections which do cover Jesuscompletely include complete lies with absolutely no backing which results in the uncomfortable feeling in reading I won this book through GoodReads First Read program.This is an uncomfortable read for a Christian Alderman is a Jewish lady who allegedly writes about Jesus through four peoples perspective Mary, Judas, Caiphaas and Barabas Yet only the Mary and Judas section cover Jesus prominently Caiphaas and Barabas only discuss Jesus peripherally Even the sections which do cover Jesuscompletely include comp...