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I, Judas The 5th Gospel

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What if Judas is still alive, hidden away in the jungles of the Amazon, waiting for the Second Coming?

As a massive object appears at the edge of the solar system heading directly toward Earth, the Brotherhood heralds it as Wormwood, one of the signs the Rapture and it’s just seven days away. They have been preparing to implement the Great Commission as designated by Jesus
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ebook, 250 pages
Expected publication: June 13th 20102 by Cool Gus Publishing (first published July 5th 2012)
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Shane Stafslien
Jul 19, 2012 Shane Stafslien rated it liked it
This book had so much potential but ultimately fell short at the end. I was very intrigued by the main premise of the story revolving around Judas, Wormwood/apocalypse, the religious Brotherhood and the Illuminati, and the author did a fantastic job grabbing the readers interest/attention right out of the gate. However, the final third/quarter of the book felt very rushed and all of the nice build-up around the main plot of the story was unfortunately wasted in the end. This novel could have bee ...more
Richard Sutton
Jul 15, 2012 Richard Sutton rated it really liked it
Great Ride! Recommended!

Imagine sitting at a table in a cafe and noticing authors Tom Clancy and Dan Brown arguing over a new book. Well, this would be the book. If you enjoy these authors' work you'll find this fast-paced, intelligently conceived caper novel right up your alley. I was first introduced to the ancient story of the Wandering Jew back in High School, and I must say that this is the most well-conceived use of the idea since Walter M. Miller wrote A Canticle for Leibowitz. Mr. Mayer'
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Andrea Wenger
Jun 18, 2012 Andrea Wenger rated it it was amazing
I don't normally read thrillers, but I always enjoy a fresh take on Biblical themes. This book was fast-paced and fun, and kept me guessing until the end. Mayer's expertise on military subjects gave the novel an authentic feel, and his knowledge of science and religious history was also apparent.

This novel takes on big subjects and handles them with sensitivity, grace, and subtle humor. I especially liked how the human race came together in the face of a worldwide catastrophe yet was still unab
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Elise Stone
Jun 30, 2012 Elise Stone rated it liked it
I have mixed feelings about this book. It's written thriller style, with multiple plots and multiple points of view.

The story of a group going into the Amazon jungle to find Judas, who has survived two thousand years, was what kept me reading. The other plots, which were heavy on military operations, including weapons descriptions, aircraft descriptions, etc., not so much. It's just not my thing.

I'm still thinking about the ending. I'm not quite sure it was satisfactory. That's about all I can s
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Karen
Sep 23, 2012 Karen rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-read-books
This book was a very good book. It held my attention with the right mix of surprise and intrigue.
Martin Hill
Oct 03, 2016 Martin Hill rated it it was amazing
Appearing out of nowhere, a massive and mysterious space object is discovered on an intercept course with earth. Whether asteroid or comet, if it collides with this planet, it will mean the end of all life.

To the Illuminati, the object is a threat that must be deterred. To the Brotherhood, the object is Wormwood, God's messenger that the End Times are at hand. The battle between the two cults—one science-based, the other religious—is at the heart of the conflict in Bob Mayer's science fiction n
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Les
Jan 03, 2016 Les rated it liked it
As is typical with anything from Bob Mayer (pseudonym Robert Doherty) this book delivers an action-filled ride as the world faces annihilation by a massive object bearing down on Earth from space. The one who is pivotal in determining the planet's fate is none other than two thousand year old Judas Iscariot, hiding deep inside the Amazon jungle waiting for his time to arrive. Judas has been "cursed" by Jesus to walk the earth until His second coming, but the hows and whys are not as one would ex ...more
Gabe S
May 23, 2015 Gabe S rated it did not like it
Waste of time! I had high hopes for this - getting a new and interesting twist on the story of good old grown baby Jesus and the much hyped apocalyptical second coming but there's nothing in here that a passing knowledge of the apocrypha, gnosticism, the Wandering Jew and the mythical book of Judas etc... wouldn't already provide you with. The blurb kind of says it all and there's no point in reading any further because there certainly isn't anything to discover at the end. In fact, it's such a ...more
Joe Sewell
Feb 16, 2013 Joe Sewell rated it liked it
Shelves: story-cartel
I have to agree with other reviewers. The ending didn't quite satisfy the immeasurable suspense that filled the lead-up. I will not argue the theology involved in this work, simply because it had to be in place for the story to work right. Still, though, I felt like the story wasn't really done when the book ended. On the other hand, where else could it go, given the theology involved? It couldn't follow the pattern of Tribulation books like the Left Behind series or Beauseigneur's Christ Clone ...more
Matt
Jul 06, 2012 Matt rated it it was amazing
This was a very interesting novel. It was a little different then i'm used to not really having a central main character, but several different characters that it followed equally throughout. I'm not usually into religion stuff, but Bob Mayer takes the stuff from the bible and creates a very intriguing scenario. I, JUDAS THE 5TH GOSPEL kept my attention throughout and I really enjoyed the ending.
Dr Ragaey
Apr 21, 2014 Dr Ragaey rated it really liked it
Not every time you pick a book and find yourself easily settling into it. This is the case with fifth gospel, though it is far fetched and a little bit on the short side but it was enjoyable from the beginning to the end.
Please leave your brain and beliefs at the door before your enter this book but enjoy escapism at its best.
Mr Bob thank you for this runaway hit and awaiting your next
Majohnica Cree
Sep 14, 2012 Majohnica Cree rated it really liked it
This was an interesting read. The organization of the story timeline and various characters focused on makes this rather straight-forward story more intricate. The language used is easily followed and makes this story a quick read. This fiction work makes for an interesting interpretation on the idea of the "second coming" and what that would mean for our world.
Karen Hartshorn
Jul 08, 2012 Karen Hartshorn rated it liked it
a good story for the most part. The end was weak and it wrapped up too quickly, a rather unsatisfying end. The character of Angelique deserved a little more development considering how important she was in the story. The idea was pretty good but similar to The Da vinci Code.
Una
Oct 27, 2013 Una rated it really liked it
Loved the story. But editorial errors (Kindle) were annoying, especially when Osama became Obama! Not a good mistake....
Benton Mcpeak
Dec 27, 2014 Benton Mcpeak rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bob-mayer
Most interesting. After I started reading I had no idea where it was going. At the end the plot lines all came together but they did surprise me. Have faith.
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I'm a West Point graduate, former Green Beret and a New York Times Bestselling Author. I've sold over five million books. I'm also the Co-Creator of Cool Gus Publishing.

I read whatever my wife tells me to read-- she's a voracious reader and has wide-ranging tastes as my reviews show (she also always has the TV remote and she's always right about what to watch). I read a lot of nonfiction, mostly
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