It's annoying when we mess up. And it's infuriating when someone else does. But it's tragic when the mess-up could have been avoided. The Judas Trap explores the factors that contributed to Judas Iscariot's infamous 'mess-up' -- betraying Jesus Christ -- and applies the tragic lessons of Judas' life to ours today. Whether through loneliness, ambition, wealth-seeking or something else, any one of us can stumble into the Judas trap, messing up our own life and the lives of others. Drawing on a wide range of cases and insights from varied disciplines and from the Bible, Derek Williams investigates how people can be seduced into appalling actions and recommends positive ways of reacting to others' errors and coping with our own. The Judas Trap suggests ways in which we can develop a Christian mind that will help make our world a better place -- one where fewer people mess up!