“Beautifully written, authentic and moving...The Thirteenth Disciple celebrates one young man's quest to break free from the chains of a nation in conflict...and to stand courageously with his hero.”
Maurizio Ascari (University of Bologna), author, Faded Letters and Literary Critic
"In telling the story of Daniel, a rebellious teenager in first-century Palestine, Philip Platts brings us face-to-face with Jesus of Nazareth as we journey with him in his preaching, Passion and Resurrection from the dead. I commend this imaginative and well-written book to anyone who wishes to get deeper into the Gospels and the challenge which they still offer us."
Most Rev Malcolm McMahon OP
Archbishop of Liverpool
Watch out for Phil Platts's next novel One Small Pebble in the River of Eternity out later this year.
PHILIP PLATTS studied English Literature and Latin and after a career in finance during which he contributed frequently to the media he completed a creative writing course at The Quad arts and film centre in the UK. He has collaborated in the writing of various published works. The Thirteenth Disciple is his first novel.
After living in Tuscany for several years he and his wife are currently travelling Europe.