Thursday, July 12, 2012

"Mary Magdalene" Book Review

Mary Magdalene
Diana Wallis Taylor

Long maligned as a prostitute or a woman of questionable reputation, Mary Magdalene's murky story seems lost to the sands of time. Now a portrait of this enigmatic woman comes to life in the hands of an imaginative master storyteller. Diana Wallis Taylor's Mary is a woman devastated by circumstances beyond her control and plagued with terrifying dreams--until she has a life-changing confrontation with the Savior.

I have been so impressed with Diana's Biblical fiction and this book was a really great twist on a story everybody thinks they know. I loved examining this story through her eyes and seeing what an alternative to Mary being a prostitute might have been. Following Mary's story from being a young girl all the way through to Jesus ascending to heaven. It is an incredible trip that is so real and in the moment that you will think you have gone back in time. Somehow I missed her book "Martha" but I will have to go back and get it, I really like Diana's books!

“Available June 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have read books since the age of 5 avidly, I am always hungry for a new one as soon as I finish.. this book is still (after 10 years) the one which left the most impact and I am so in awe of her writing as well as the well known story which Diana brings to life - I wanted to cast my shoes aside and be a helper for those who had less than me ! Fabulous read x