While novels and cinema have repeatedly sought after the historical Jesus, until now none have explored what may be a more tantalizing mystery--the Christian story's anonymous creator. Logos is a literary bildungsroman about the man who will become the anonymous author of the original Gospel, set amid the kaleidoscopic mingling of ancient cultures. Logos is a gripping tale of adventure, a moving love story, and a novel of ideas. None of this should be regarded as out of place or incompatible in a novel about Christianity's origin. Dissent, anarchism, and revolution--and incipient Christianity was no less these things than the Bolshevik, the French or the American revolutions--inevitably have involved ideas, adventure, and romance.
(2016) In his debut novel, John Neeleman writes of a young intellectual growing up in Jerusalem just after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.