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Author : Dermot McEvoy
Publisher : Skyhorse
Release : 2014-02-04
Page : 592
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1628739231
Description :


The story—both romantic and terrifying—of how a handful of men, armed with nothing more than handguns and guts, forced the greatest nation in the world from their shores. On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, the first great revolution of the twentieth century began as working-class men and women occupied buildings throughout Dublin, Ireland, including the general post office on O’Connell Street. Among the commoners in the GPO was a young staff captain of the Irish Volunteers named Michael Collins. He was joined a day later by a fourteen-year-old messenger boy, Eoin Kavanagh. Four days later they would all surrender, but they had struck the match that would burn Great Britain out of Ireland for the first time in seven hundred years. The 13th Apostle is the reimagined story of how Michael Collins, along with his young acolyte Eoin, transformed Ireland from a colony into a nation. Collins’s secret weapon was his intelligence system and his assassination squad, nicknamed “The Twelve Apostles.” On November 21, 1920, the squad—with its thirteenth member, young Eoin—assassinated the entire British Secret Service in Dublin. Twelve months and sixteen days later, Collins signed the Treaty at 10 Downing Street, which brought into being what is, today, the Republic of Ireland. An epic novel in the tradition of Thomas Flanagan’s The Year of the French and Leon Uris’s Trinity, The 13th Apostle is a story that will capture the imagination and hearts of freedom-loving readers everywhere. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.


Author : Richard F. Heller, M.D.
Rachael F. Heller
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-13
Page : 100
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 006179354X
Description :


In the ruins of a medieval monastery, the diary of a 12th-century monk has been uncovered . . . and the murders have already begun. It is rumored the monk's writings offer clues to the whereabouts of a scroll dating back to the time of Jesus—the creation of a hitherto unknown intimate who recorded the actual words of Christ. Two people possess the combined skills to follow where the document leads: American cybersleuth Gil Pearson and Sabbie Karaim, former Israeli commando and biblical translator. But what awaits them on their strange odyssey across the globe and through two thousand years of history is both an indescribable treasure and an unrelenting terror. For all manner of zealots and devils are after the secrets they seek—to own the power to destroy the world we know.


Author : Michel Benoit
Publisher : Alma Books
Release : 2008-03-03
Page : 377
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 184688120X
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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.


Author : Paul Murphy
Publisher : Evergreen Press
Release : 2004-02-15
Page : 224
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781581691429
Description :


It's 33 A.D. in Jerusalem. A young beggar embraces the teachings of Jesus. He then wins his opponents with his knack of applying Jesus' parables to everyday life. Later he hears of the plot against Jesus and tries to warn Him. Intrigue, suspense, and miracles abound as he pursues his mission. The 13th Apostle was written especially for young people. Gamaliel's example will inspire them to do great things for God!


Author : Deepak Chopra
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2015-03-31
Page : 288
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 006224132X
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The New York Times bestselling author of Buddha and Jesus weaves together historical narrative, mystery, exciting adventure, and intrigue in this masterfully told novel that reveals surprising discoveries about the unknown last disciple of Christ, and a new understanding of who Jesus was in his final days. When a solid gold reliquary missing from a church in Belgium suddenly resurfaces in America, a young newspaperman begins to investigate the story. At first, it seems like just another case of a treasure stolen during World War II that has resurfaced. But it soon becomes apparent that much more is at stake. Hidden within the medieval reliquary is a gold box that holds a sacred relic—a single finger bone—from an anonymous saint. Why would the remains of someone unknown to the Church be considered holy? The search for answers leads to a shocking discovery—a dangerous secret known only to a small band of people. If one touches the reliquary, a sacred vision is received—a vision involving a young girl who had a chance encounter with Jesus just before he was crucified. The few people who have been blessed with these miraculous messages have banded together into a mysterious school, a closed society that preserves this venerated wisdom. But their knowledge of the young girl and Jesus is at once so fascinating yet so highly controversial that it cannot be shared with the world. This young girl, curious about the charismatic man named Jesus, embarks on a quest to find out who he really was. What she finds—the knowledge the society protects—is at times far different from the accepted gospels. Could this unknown girl be the 13th Disciple—the last and truest apostle of Christ?


Author : April D. DeConick
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2009-06-23
Page : 259
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1847065686
Description :


April DeConick offers a new translation of the Gospel of Judas, one which seriously challenges the National Geographic interpretation of a good Judas.


Author : Richard A. Johns
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2000-09-01
Page : 180
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 059513971X
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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


Author : Michel Benoît
Publisher :
Release : 2007
Page : 360
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781846880285
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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.


Author : Christopher Moore
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-13
Page : 464
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0061798231
Description :


The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years -- except Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in the divinely hilarious yet heartfelt work "reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams" (Philadelphia Inquirer). Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more -- except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdala -- and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.


Author : Eugene Vale
Publisher :
Release : 1961
Page : 318
Category :
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Mary Lea Hill
Publisher :
Release : 2008-02-01
Page : 117
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 9780819871022
Description :


A short biography of St. Paul, the Apostle.


Author : Kevin L. Brooks
Publisher :
Release : 2014-03-17
Page : 222
Category : Christian fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780996011204
Description :


A historical fiction with a supernatural twist. Follow the notorious insurrectionist, Barabbas, as he comes of age in the days when Romans ruled the ancient land of Cana surrounding the Sea of Galilee. The Lost Gospel of Barabbas invites the reader to join the young Barabbas as he faces his own demons and begins the journey down the road that leads him to his ultimate destiny. A road of love, anguish and revenge.


Author : Tom Bissell
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2017-02-07
Page : 512
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 030727845X
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A journey into the heart of Christianity that explores the mysterious and often paradoxical lives and legacies of the Twelve Apostles -- a book both for those of the faith and for others who seek to understand Christianity from the outside in. Peter, Matthew, Thomas, John: Who were these men? What was their relationship to Jesus? Tom Bissell provides answers to these ancient, elusive questions. He examines not just who these men were (and weren't), but also how their identities have taken shape over the course of two millennia. Ultimately, Bissell finds that the story of the apostles is the story of early Christianity: its competing versions of Jesus's ministry, its countless schisms, and its ultimate evolution from an obscure Jewish sect to the global faith we know today in all its forms and permutations. In his quest to understand the underpinnings of the world's largest religion, Bissell embarks on a years-long pilgrimage to the supposed tombs of the Twelve Apostles. He travels from Jerusalem and Rome to Turkey, Greece, Spain, France, India, and Kyrgyzstan, capturing the rich diversity of Christianity's worldwide reach. Along the way, he engages with a host of characters -- priests, paupers, a Vatican archaeologist, a Palestinian taxi driver, a Russian monk -- posing questions that range from the religious to the philosophical to the political.


Author : Edmund Wigram
Publisher : Balboa Press
Release : 2019-05-21
Page : 352
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1982227192
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This book tells us, in exquisite detail, about the amazing times when Jesus was teaching and healing in the Holy Land and about his shocking crucifixion, with tantalizing glimpses of what may have followed. This is not fiction; it is a real story that has never been told like this before. Jesus’s adopted young brother, Thomas, recounts the events of those days, including many of the actual words of Jesus. He helps us understand the enthusiasm and excitement that Jesus brought to the people then. His words are as relevant today as they were then. He understood the purpose of life, why we are here, where we are going, and what we should be doing to get there.


Author : J. Ellsworth Kalas
Publisher : Abingdon Press
Release : 2012-10-01
Page :
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1426759827
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In this engaging book from popular author J. Ellsworth Kalas, a portrait of each apostle as a servant in ministry, a human being, and individual are drawn from Scripture as well as historical writings and tradition. A chapter is also devoted to Mathias, the successor to Judas Iscariot. Each chapter features a key passage of Scripture. At the end of the book is a 16-page study guide.


Author : Thomas Flanagan
Publisher : New York Review of Books
Release : 2012-11-14
Page : 544
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1590176863
Description :


In 1798, Irish patriots, committed to freeing their country from England, landed with a company of French troops in County Mayo, in westernmost Ireland. They were supposed to be an advance guard, followed by other French ships with the leader of the rebellion, Wolfe Tone. Briefly they triumphed, raising hopes among the impoverished local peasantry and gathering a group of supporters. But before long the insurgency collapsed in the face of a brutal English counterattack. Very few books succeed in registering the sudden terrible impact of historical events; Thomas Flanagan’s is one. Subtly conceived, masterfully paced, with a wide and memorable cast of characters, The Year of the French brings to life peasants and landlords, Protestants and Catholics, along with old and abiding questions of secular and religious commitments, empire, occupation, and rebellion. It is quite simply a great historical novel. Named the most distinguished work of fiction in 1979 by the National Book Critics’ Circle.


Author : Arkady Povzikov
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2010-04-29
Page : 312
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781452003597
Description :


The Thirteenth Apostle uncovers a jarring world secret through loss, love, and human experience culminating beyond simple answers and instead in ultimate truth. Upset over the tragic loss of his infant son to a freak genetic abnormality writer Sasha Komarov, sets out on a quest for answers regarding his family's mysterious and illustrious past. His travels take him from Canada to Siberia,where a century ago his great-grandfather survived a massive explosion resulting from the devastating Tunguska crash. While there, Sasha becomes entangled in a forbidden love affair and thrust into nefarious dealings with Chechen terrorists-from which he narrowly escapes with his life. Amidst it all, Sasha reconnects with distant relatives who hold key not only to the mystery of his son's death, but to his grand purpose in life a mission of extraordinary global significance. The truth he uncovers is astonishing-certain to rattle the religious masses...but would the world accept it?


Author : Andre Austin
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2018-05-08
Page : 96
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781718864757
Description :


As the sun is yellow, the grass is green and the sky is blue and the 13th Apostle Paul is a false apostle. So many clues were left in the New Testament it's a shame. Why are we fooled? We must be reading at a third-grade level, just plain Lazy or depend on others to make their oral presentation. You have to admit it that Paul was magnificent at making a huge, gigantic fiction. What manner of a man could he be other than a Chameleon transforming in and out of everything and everybody. If you agree with Paul Im sorry to announce it to you that you have made a compact with the devil's disciple. God made him into an Orbital twist and cast him down as a guided missile of deception. In in Apocalyptic fusion of the 4 horses of Revelation he brings down injustice snapping at his heels. His spurs has prodded the innocent into courts, jails and then to the gallows. Paul didn't become an apostle by his epileptic horse ride to Damascus because it was fictional. This is a man who wanted to be God and didn't rebuke others who equated him with JC. Through Dracula and Vampira must flee the scene with the rising of the sun, Paul deceives us into thinking the Light of the creator blinded into being converted. This is nothing but a Chameleon who can change his colors into a white, red, black and gray horse bringing into a flood of lies. Who think he's a Sheep but inside is a ravenous wolf from the tribe of Benjamin.


Author : April D. DeConick
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2009-12-14
Page : 672
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9004181407
Description :


This book contains the proceedings from the Codex Judas Congress held to discuss the newly-restored Tchacos Codex. Since this codex is a newly-conserved ancient book of Christian manuscripts which had yet to be discussed collaboratively by a body of scholars, this book is nothing less than a landmark in Gnostic studies.


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Publisher : Canongate Books
Release : 1999-01-01
Page : 64
Category : Bibles
ISBN 13 : 0857861018
Description :


The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.