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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2006

    Why Are You Afraid?

    Margaret Starbird¿s newest book ¿Mary Magdalene, Bride in Exile¿ which includes a CD and her insightful lecture ¿Mary Magdalene, Bride and Beloved¿ is as well written and as thoroughly researched as her previous works. Much of the information has been covered before, but this newest addition to her body of work includes wonderful color plates as well as expanded information in her ceaseless quest to honor ¿The Magdalene.¿ There are those who would prefer this subject remain unexplored, unread and they throw out the word ¿heretical.¿ This book is not for the closed-minded person¿but it you would like to explore a fascinating and sometimes disquieting subject this book is for you¿take the time to actually read it and read some of the other books listed in her bibliography. This is a well researched, if controversial precept, and Starbird¿s easy almost conversational writing style belays the tremendous amount of study and research that has gone into this and all her books. Was there a more human side to the Rabbi Yeshua? Had he a favorite? Was he, like nearly all Jewish males of his time, married? These are not questions that disavow or undermine his divinity, they are concepts that bind that divinity more tightly to ourselves¿these are the questions that Margaret Starbird explores in this well written, well researched, insightfully presented book. You can believe what you think you know about this book, you can listen to others: many of whom have not read it and are just repeating hearsay, or you can delve into a fascinating world where, literature, art, music, papermaking guilds, folk lore, political and religious intrigue tangle together and are brought to life by a devote and dedicated author in search of truth. Her other books are wonderful as well:'The Goddess in the Gospels,' 'Magdalene's Lost Legacy,' and 'The Woman with the Alabaster Jar.'

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