Friday, June 22, 2012

Book Review - "Mary Magdalene"

Diana Wallis Taylor's latest novel, "Mary Magdalene," brings to life a character from the Bible who has been judged and discussed for centuries. Mary is living a normal life with her parents whom love and adore her.  One night Mary experiences an awful nightmare and this changes her life forever.  Mary begins to suffer from seizures and terrors and is referred to as "Mad Mary."  Throughout this Mary is supported by her husband and parents and she earnestly seeks healing from God. 

This is a well-written account of Mary Magdalene's life.  I feel as if I did not know much about her, but Taylor has brought her to life for me!  Taylor has such a gift for transporting the reader back in time through her descriptions and portrayals of scenery and the way of life along with bringing the characters to life.  The relationship between Nathan and Mary is beautiful and it was easy to feel the love between them.  I felt myself experiencing sadness, anger and happiness along with Mary throughout the story.  This is an excellent book for anyone who wants to be swept back in time!

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

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