Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mary Magdalene, a review

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. Lovers of historical and biblical fiction will find this creative telling of Mary's story utterly original and respectful as it opens their eyes to the redeeming work of Christ in the lives of those who follow him. 

 Being taken in by a book is often rare, but the author of THIS book does it through a story of a seemingly-too-crazed woman, Mary Magdalene.  I've always been aware and curious of her story.   I love the depth the author put into the characters.   You do not come out of reading this book not having cried or despaired for Mary.  So many things will almost destroy her, but she does have Hope.   I loved witnessing her story anew.   Truly brilliant writing, with just enough historical accuracies as well as imaginative fiction to balance this beautiful message of redemption and healing!   Five stars!  Thank you to Revell for the review copy in return for my honest review!

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