"Set somewhere in the arid wastelands between Nikos Kazantzakis' The Last Temptation of Christ and Gore Vidal's Julian, Kolchak weaves a Hobbesian Palestine where the life of a man is solitary, poor, nasty, brutal, and short, especially in terms of faith and law. A lurid, intense work... a gospel in its own right, even as grim as it is and as it should be."
-Burke Gerstenschlager, BLEAK THEOLOGY
"Kolchak revels in subversion and profanity, turning many of the most famous New Testament stories on their heads and creating an immensely sympathetic character in Yeshua along the way. This is a challenging book... but a very rewarding one as well."
-HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY
"John Kolchak is deconstructing the Bible. He took the book apart at the seams and sliced and diced the words til blood red and midnight black ink gushed all over his hands. He licked his stained hands, and the "word of God" made his tongue tingle and his soul writhe. He saw the truth....This is an interesting, thought provoking book."
-Jeffrey Keetan, GOODREADS TOP REVIEWERshow more