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Iscariot by Tosca LeeAfter a hiatus of posting on here, I can’t think of a better thing to do than post a book review, and I can’t think of a better book to review right now than Tosca Lee’s Iscariot, especially since this weekend is quite relevant to it.

Iscariot.

Judas.

His name brings up so many automatic thoughts to mind.

Betrayer. 30 pieces of silver. Kiss on the cheek. And other thoughts.

In her book, “Iscariot”, New York Times Bestselling Author Tosca Lee is able to give us another word to associate with him.

Love.

She was able to show how much Judas really loved Jesus and looked to Him to be the awaited Messiah promised in the Scriptures. She was able to show how much Jesus really loved Judas and cared for him even though He knew this was the man to betray Him later.

She starts with Judas as a child to show how he would become the man he became, then delves in to the actions of that man which then leads him first to John the Baptist, but ultimately to Jesus of Nazerath. Then she delves into the growth of his relationship with Jesus and leads up to what everyone knows will happen. Even so, when you get there, chances are your heart will be as wrenched as mine was.

She used a ton of research into the historical time period and the ins and outs of the Pharisees to show all of this. Based on history, the likelihood of Judas growing up and doing what he did the way Tosca Lee shows him growing up and doing it is very plausible.

Even more plausible is how she causes the reader to realize that if one were put in the same position, one would have done the same.

This book gets my highest recommendation. I think everyone should get this, read this, and let their viewpoints of the most reviled man in history be changed forever.

Follow this link to see my one on one sit down interview with Tosca Lee at her book signing in Atlanta and some extra footage too.

Related websites:

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Buy Iscariot at Amazon

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I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted on this blog. Here’s a video I did earlier this week for the teleconference happening in just a few short hours.

Happy Thanksgiving to all the readers of my blog! I do hope that you all enjoy getting together with friends and family and enjoy whatever food you decide to eat (turkey for us!) as we remember the heritage of this nation.

Some of you may have wondered after my last entry if I not only forgot to plug into my cell phone about doing another post on here, but that maybe I lost my whole calendar!

Never to fear, I’ve just been tied up with a lot of things I’ve been working on and have been demanding my attention in one way or another.

I have a new business endeavor I haven’t officially started yet, but prepping for it took up some time during the month of October. This month of November has been dedicated toward another business endeavor with a particular goal in mind for the end of the month. Throughout it all, I’ve had several stressful situations of varying degrees occur which took up any time I would have put toward this blog and a couple of other pleasant things in my life such as just sitting back each night with a good novel to read before I go to bed.

So, enough of that, I’m sure you are wondering what all is going on with Beyond the Charts.

Well, as you should be aware, I’m taking pre-orders for “GRO$$ OUT!! – Effective Marketing For Getting Your Next $144,000”

This is a Limited – Signed and Numbered – Hardback Edition sold only through Beyond the Charts which will be released at full price in March 2012.

The first pre-order price (which all prices include shipping and handling) was at $25 ($35 international) at the beginning of September. It went up in October and now in November it is at $35 ($45 international). If that sounds a little high, just remember that it IS a hardback edition, and if you’ve taken a look at hardbacks, even the latest Stephen King novel is almost $35 in hardback. And that’s WITHOUT shipping and handling. Mine includes shipping. And it’s a Limited Edition. Signed by myself as the author. So the rarity does demand a respective price.

Even so, I am making a special price just for Black Friday after Thanksgiving.

For 24 hours I will have the pre-order price be at the lowest it has ever been from the website at $22 ($32 international) and that STILL includes shipping and handling.

I’m also offering select prizes to certain people that order including not having to pay for the book! That’s right, some people will be able to get the book for FREE!!!

All the info you need for this Black Friday Sale can be found at Beyond the Charts, so be sure to go there to look it all over, and be sure to come back after you’ve eaten some turkey so you can pre-order yourself the book which will help you make some sales of your product this next year!

Once again, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Have a great weekend, and I hope to see your name in my inbox as someone I’ll be sending a signed copy of my book to in March! 🙂

This is David James from Beyond the Charts with a few announcements,

David James

Today, September 1st, 2011, I am pleased to inform you that the Beyond the Charts website has been updated quite well. The “front” page has new information describing just what Beyond the Charts is about, not too new to those of you that have been following this blog if you’ve clicked on the above tag for “Beyond the Charts” as it is quite similar to what is found there, but quite new for the website. There are links up top for the main site, The Wasteland message board forum, this blog here, the Beyond the Charts Facebook page, and one other item I will speak of momentarily. The changes were made quite recently and a post did appear on Facebook yesterday, but otherwise this is the official announcement of that.

I am also pleased to let you know that if you haven’t checked out The Wasteland message board forum lately that you should do so. Its look has been changed too and there are many great spots to post messages and respond to other posts. Feel free to introduce yourself in the appropriate area once you sign up.

For those of you that have been looking at my blog for some time now, and particularly the last couple of months, you know that I’ve been posting excerpts for a marketing book I’ll be releasing. Some of you may remember that I said I’d post the first pre-orders for it today.

This has now occurred.

I am pleased to announce that the book “GRO$$ OUT!! – Effective Marketing For Getting Your Next $144,000” is now officially available for pre-ordering. Just click on the title there to find out all the details you need to know to order it. The excerpts from it that have been posting on here will resume next week and will run about two or three a week from here on out.

Exciting times for sure! This weekend I am going to Atlanta for Dragon*Con. I am quite excited and look forward to seeing a bunch of people I’ve met and hung out with the last couple of years going and I know I’ll meet many new faces as well. If you happen to be going and see me, be sure to stop and let me know you’ve been reading my blog. I’d love to meet you!

I’ll be back from the Con late Monday night, so blogging should resume sometime on late Tuesday evening.

Take care, and I’ll catch up with you again next week! 😀

Be encouraged,

David James

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