Tuesday, August 28

Mary Magdalene by Diana Wallis Taylor

One woman desperate for hope. One Savior with the power to heal.

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.

Diana Wallis Taylor is the author of Journey to the Well and Martha, and has published many articles, and has contributed stories to several books. Taylor lives in California. Find out more at http://dianawallistaylor.com/.

Diana Taylor has done a monumental job of bringing the historical story of Mary Magdalene to life in a refreshing way. I felt like I walked the streets along with Mary, and couldn't help but feel her anguish during the really hard times.

I have always wondered what Mary Magdalene's life was like before she became a follower of Jesus. I wondered how she became a close friend of the mother of Jesus, and why she was there at the Crucifixion. Even though this book is classified as fiction, because we really can't know all the details of her life, I was mesmerized by this fascinating and believable story.

Starting at the age of twelve, we go on a journey with Mary and her family. As a child, she is the victim of a horrible event that has long-lasting effects. Her freedom and healing finally come many years later when she meets Jesus for the first time.

Be prepared to meet Jesus and his disciples, his mother, and many other people from the New Testament. And be prepared for some tears too.  This is a beautiful and heart-wrenching story that I know I won't soon forget. I highly recommend this one!

Disclosure: Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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