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The Apocryphal Jesus: Legends of the Early Church
by J.K. Elliott
This book introduces readers to a selection, in a modern translation, of the many interesting and bizarre stories about Jesus and his followers which make up the Apocryphal New Testament - stories which have profoundly influenced aspects of later Christian doctrines.
Paperback, 220 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published January 4th 1995)
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I liked learning these other, rather unusual stories about Jesus and his apostles. Apparently they were read as entertainment by early Christians. Certainly many of them had the quality of low-budget horror films.