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Mary Magdalene: A Woman Who Loved

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

46 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

Inspirational and Historically Accurate

After reading this beautiful novel and one particularly slanderous review (Lovestoreadbooks) I felt compelled to write my own. As a professor of history I can assure readers that the author has taken great pains to be historically accurate, albeit, he has chosen the gen...
After reading this beautiful novel and one particularly slanderous review (Lovestoreadbooks) I felt compelled to write my own. As a professor of history I can assure readers that the author has taken great pains to be historically accurate, albeit, he has chosen the genre of 'fiction' as some of his characters are not real.
Synagogues were littered all over Judea in Jesus' time (he preached in them regularly), Pontius Pilate is called "prefect" by at least one Roman historian, and Israel existed 750 BC as a nation, albeit a split one. The charge of plagiarism is slanderous in the extreme and absolutely untrue. Just read the canonical gospels and you'll find the story.
If you are seeking a deeply emotional novel that opens the gospels and the 1st century in a way that responsibly reflects the biblical account, then this book is for you. This is the best account of Mary Magdalene I have ever read, and although it doesn't claim to be absolute fact, it touches the heart in such a way that one can easily believe it is inspired. Highly recommended!!

posted by Professor-Strang on February 28, 2012

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10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Interesting story, but a little confused

Overall I am enjoying reading this book. I like how it brings me back to the time of Jesus and the way people lived during these times. However, the title is a little misleading, it's not a story about Mary's life. It's more about the events happening around her durin...
Overall I am enjoying reading this book. I like how it brings me back to the time of Jesus and the way people lived during these times. However, the title is a little misleading, it's not a story about Mary's life. It's more about the events happening around her during her life, but not necessarily (always) specific to her life. The book goes back and forth from her story, to several other characters in the book and their lives. A little confusing to follow sometimes, but still a good read.

posted by KimOinSoCo on September 16, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    I finally waded through the whole thing

    This is a looong book...over 800 pages. The thing is, it really isn't about Mary Magdalene as much as it is about everyone else...Jewish elders, Roman soldiers, etc. The huge amount of mysticism and superstition was very difficult to get through. I wanted to hear more about the people themselves, how they lived, what they ate, what they wore. But no, much of it centered on how they battled with their demons. Those battles became tedious to the point where I found myself skipping page after page. Can't really recommend.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Inspiring tale but needs a competent editor

    This is an inspiring tale, but there are too many historical inaccuracies to believe this is about Mary Magdalene from the New Testament. The publisher needs to hire a competent editor to correct the atrocious use (or lack thereof) of punctuation and grammar.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

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    Its ok i guess

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Um Jesus never married...

    I didn't read the bok bur i just wanted to let you know that Jesus NEVER EVER MARRIED.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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