A suicide note from Judas Iscariot

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Chapter 1 — Last Will and Testament

Chapter 2 — Galilee

Chapter 3 — Messiah

Chapter 4 — Yerushalem

Chapter 5 — Your King Is Coming

Chapter 6 — Reunion

Chapter 7 — Confrontations

Chapter 8 — The Son of Ahithophel

Chapter 9 — Pesach

Chapter 10 — Golgotha

Chapter 11 — The Rope

More from This Author

Robert S. Turner is also the author of the nonfiction work Our Father Who Aren’t in Heaven: Subversive Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer (Wipf and Stock, 2015).

The Lord’s Prayer is one of the most universal and unifying elements of the Christian faith. Billions of people have recited the words of the Prayer over the centuries. But what does it mean? What is its significance for today?

Turner explores these questions in Our Father Who Aren’t in Heaven, and comes to the conclusion that the Lord’s Prayer is a decidedly this-worldly prayer, and was in fact Jesus’s manifesto for the communities he was trying to form during his ministry in Galilee. Devoting a chapter to each line of the Prayer, Turner teases out its implications for our time.


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 is available now in paperback on the publisher’s web site and at Amazon.com. The Kindle and e-book versions will be available soon.

To get a copy signed by the author, order yours from 808Turner Enterprises today!


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.


Listen to the author read an excerpt from chapter 3, “Messiah,” about a feeding in the wilderness.



The book itself may be purchased from the publisher or from Amazon. If, however, you would like a signed copy, you must purchase it directly from the author.

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