‘Yeshua of Nazareth didn’t die on the cross.
That was a lie.’
– Book of Yeshua
Book of Yeshua by Francis Chapman was published 27th September 2020. Described as ‘a dark, gripping, dual time-line conspiracy thriller which will appeal to fans of Dan Brown, S. J Parris, and Raymond Khoury‘ it is a pleasure to bring you all a specially selected excerpt to whet the appetite. I do so hope you enjoy!
[ About the Book ]
Yeshua of Nazareth never died on the cross, nor did he ascend to heaven. Those were lies, and Elliot Ambrose, who can remember his past lives, knows it. Yeshua lies, still, a prisoner of dangerous and powerful men.
Elliot is determined to free Yeshua, and expose the truth. A war started in Judea two thousand years ago culminates in a final battle in the twenty-first century.
[ Excerpt ]
Pilate’s head was spinning. The auditorium floor, far beneath him, was as a choppy sea. The faces in the audience swayed. He sat, and felt physical relief wash over him.
‘We shall resume,’ Evandrus announced in a voice that pounded at Pilate’s fragile head, ‘with the defence.’
Yossef of Arimathea stood. Even at distance, and through the vinous fog, Pilate could sense the man’s fear.
This really matters to the man. Why?
‘Prefect, Boaz Ben-Jada has painted a picture for you of a violent agitator. I do not intend to waste your time counteracting the ridiculous claims put forward. I have too much respect for your intellect to consider such an approach necessary. The Sanhedrin are as transparent as they are false.’
There was a collective animal reaction from the Sanhedrin, hissing, snarling and muttering. Pilate did not bother to steel himself against the flattery. He enjoyed flattery, perhaps even encouraged it from time to time, but he was practised in ensuring that it would not avail petitioners too much.
‘Instead I hope to show you the type of man Yeshua is.’
Was Tavarius speaking truly? Does the advocate mean to prove that a god stands before me, awaiting my judgement? Well, good luck, advocate.
Pilate looked at Yeshua, whose hands worried over each other, while his eyes darted about the auditorium. Nothing could seem less powerful, less divine. And then, the man was transformed. His posture became straight, his body and face steel. It was a look Pilate associated with his strongest military commanders. Men who would not bend, and would die before they broke, men who would use their very corpses as obstacles to Rome’s many enemies. Yeshua stared directly at Pilate then, and the Prefect of Judea wilted beneath the man’s gaze.
Fire. This man is fire, and he has come to burn me.
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[ Bio ]
Francis Chapman is the author of the new thriller Book of Yeshua. Francis was born in 1988 in Portsmouth, England. However, that would not have been his first choice of birthplace, and you certainly shouldn’t hold that against him.
He currently lives in Surrey, with his partner (and editor), three children, and a menagerie of badly behaved animals (six cats, three chickens, and a tortoise). He has had many jobs, including being a bartender, a copywriter, a magazine editor, and a Historic Property Steward at Stonehenge.
Francis studied Philosophy, which he greatly enjoyed, but he is most passionate about his writing. Most of his ideas come to him in the shower, or whilst walking his daughters to school.
During those brief moments when Francis isn’t writing, reading, or attempting to parent his children, he enjoys American football, learning Japanese, and is more than a little bit obsessed with the American reality TV show Survivor.
Twitter – @thefranchapman
Website – https://francis-chapman.com/