The Trial of St. John

Was the Gospel of John Responsible for the Holocaust? You Decide.

by David J. Diamond



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/5/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 250
ISBN : 9781480873117
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 250
ISBN : 9781480873124

About the Book

A twelve year old Jewish girl is kidnapped by a gang of boys on Good Friday. They tell her the Bible claims all Jews are responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. They seek revenge and tie her to a cross of Jesus in a church courtyard.  She is stripped naked and sexually assaulted. Her father is a history professor and is horrified by what happened to his daughter. He searches for the reasons for the hatred of Jews and finds it in the words of the Gospel of John in the New Testament. He writes a book accusing St. John of lying about the Jews and being the source of  anti-Semitism that led to the massacres of Jews throughout the centuries culminating

in the Holocaust.


An extreme Christian organization does not want a book published that criticizes the Holy Bible. Kidnapping and attempted murder are used to stop the publication of the book. Embedded in the exciting story is a fictional trial of St. John.  John and others in the story defend the Gospel of John.  They deny that John’s words are responsible for the Holocaust. Both sides are fairly represented.  You decide if John is guilty or innocent of the murder of  the Jews since the birth of Christianity.


This is a provocative story with memorable characters and an intriguing plot. This controversial book is destined to trigger an intense national debate.

About the Author

David J. Diamond is a history professor at the University of Maryland University College who holds a Master’s Degree in international relations from the University of Chicago. Prior to his teaching career, Mr. Diamond was president and CEO of Sam Diamond Knitting Mills. He and his wife, Jeanne, have three children, six grandchildren, and enjoy traveling the world.