Frequently asked, but the answer here results from a Bible reading project of a few years ago. When I read the 26th Chapter of Matthew, Jesus says in referring to the man who would betray him, “Better for that man if he had never been born!” What if Judas had never been born? How would the salvation story have played out? The paradox drove me to think there was more to the Judas character than meets the eye. My debut novel “Judas the Apostle” explores what I learned against the back drop of a fast paced thriller. More.