Monday, June 18, 2012

Review: Mary Magdalene

About the Book:
A beautiful girl blossoming into womanhood, Mary has high hopes for a life filled with learning, family, and young love. In one dreadful night, all of that changes. The nightmares come first, then the waking visions of unspeakable terror, until Mary hardly remembers her dreams for the future.

Can the Most High deliver her from this torment? How long must she wait for healing?

This vivid portrait of the enigmatic Mary of Magdala comes to life in the hands of an imaginative master storyteller. Diana Wallis Taylor introduces you to a Mary who is both utterly original and respectful of the biblical account, opening your eyes to a redemption that knows no bounds.

My Comments:
Who was Mary Magdalene?  Even those of faith cannot agree about which parts she plays in scripture, except that she was the apostle to the apostles.  Diana Wallis Taylor imagines how life may have started for Mary, and how she met Jesus.  She tells a story full of details of life in first century Palestine.  However, it was not a story that engaged me and I gave it up.  It was not a badly written book and I'm sure there are those who will enjoy it.  

I'd like to thank the publisher for providing a complimentary review copy.  If you'd like a copy, click the link above, as the book is available June 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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  1. This sounds like a very interesting book! Thanks for the post.

  2. Oh no!!! I am so sorry to hear that you did not like it!
    I have had my eye on this book. Mary Magdalene is my favorite Woman of the Bible. But I had not read a review of this book yet. I do not like books that are slow, maybe this is not the book for me.

  3. Thank you for this review. I was curious, but I dont think I will be interested.

  4. Thanks for the review. I, too, think I'll be skipping it.


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