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18. You footnoted your novel. Isn't that a little unusual? I mean, fiction is fiction, right?
Yes, and no. In all of our books we use the best nonfiction information available to re-create the past. With this book, we felt it was especially important to footnote our sources. People have a right to know where the information comes from.
19. You are both archaeologists. You must have known that this book would stir up a lot of controversy. Why did you want to write
The Betrayal
Because over the centuries the myth of Jesus has so obscured the actual facts of his life that his true story has been lost. We wrote
The Betrayal
in the heartfelt belief that people have a right to know who and what Jesus was. They have a right to read his original words, not those put into his mouth by later politicians with a doctrinal agenda.
We genuinely believe that knowledge does not destroy faith. It does not take Jesus away. In fact, we hope
The Betrayal
can give back the profound meaning of his life that has been stolen by centuries of revisionism.
This is a work of fiction. All of the characters, organizations, and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the authors' imagination or are used fictitiously.
Copyright © 2008 by Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear
All rights reserved.
A Forge Book
Published by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
is a registered trademark of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.
Map and illustrations by David Cain
eISBN 9781466815667
First eBook Edition : March 2012
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Gear, Kathleen O'Neal.
The betrayal : the lost life of Jesus : a novel / Kathleen O'Neal Gear, W. Michael Gear.—1st hardcover ed.
p. cm.
“A Tom Doherty Associates book.”
ISBN-13: 978-0-7653-1546-5
ISBN-10: 0-7653-1546-7
1. Jesus Christ—Fiction. 2. Apocryphal Gospels—Fiction. I. Gear, W. Michael. II. Title.
PS3557.E18B38 2008
First Edition: June 2008
BOOK: The Betrayal
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