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About the Author
JB Richards graduated with High Honors from Notre Dame College in Manchester, New Hampshire. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and History. She is a lifelong resident of Manchester, New Hampshire, where she resides with her husband Daniel and son Matthew. In March of 2015, her first novel, "Miriamne the Magdala - The First Chapter in the Yeshua and Miri Novel Series" was published after more than 20 years of extensive research into the lives and times of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. Her reimagining of their lives together provides an intimate and sometimes provocative and controversial look into a relationship nourished by a rich culture, forged by ancient traditions, transformed by their love for one another, and threatened by a turbulent and oppressive political landscape.
Hometown: Manchester, New Hampshire
Date of Birth: December 26, 1955
Education: 1978; B. A. Notre Dame College, 1981-82; Graduate Studies; Notre Dame College, Manchester, N. H.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Where do I begin? I am rendered speechless, so please bare with me as I try to fumble through my thoughts. I am not a religious person, per se, but I do believe and I have my faith. I was not expecting to be moved by this book. A lot of people wonder what happened to Jesus/Yeshua in the years of his life the bible left out. Never did I think he could have possibly married. This book....this fantastic book...made me realize that anything is possible. Most importantly, it reassured me of what true love was. Earlier this morning, around 3:30 a.m. I had paused my reading to cuddle with my husband. Every single day I tell him that his my everything. I hugged him tighter, and made sure he felt the love emanating off my body. I found my true love. I would follow him anywhere. Miriamne was only thirteen when she met her mother's cousin, Mary. Mary's son Yeshua and Miriamne immediately fell in love with one another. Yeshua has special gifts. He can heal the sick, he can bring someone back from the dead, and he can love unconditionaly. Yeshua was upset, however, that his ailing father would not allow him to use his giffts to heal him. A short time passed, and his father passed away. Miriamne was the only person to bring Yeshua back from his extreme sadness. The two spent all their freetime together. It was not long before Yeshua asked Miri to be his betrothed. Of course she said yes. Her love for him was stronger than any other force. Soon they were wed. What a beautiful wedding they did have. I felt as though I was there. The book does not preach to you. I believe every person will have their own feelings about the book. It will touch them in a way that only they will be able to enjoy. The book is also an insight into other lands, and people we were never taught about. It truly was a magnificent telling of Jesus/Yeshua. I loved it ever so much.
Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite Miriamne the Magdala: The First Chapter in the Yeshua and Miri Novel Series by JB Richards is a beautiful, heartwarming, yet daring account of the life of Yeshua (Jesus) and Miriamne (Mary) of Magdala as no one could ever imagine it. A brilliant intro into a series that will undoubtedly cause a lot of controversy and make readers question what they know about Jesus of Nazareth. How was Jesus’s childhood? What is it that the Gospels hide from us? Was Mary of Magdala just a prostitute converted to the teachings of Jesus? What happened in the early years of Jesus and what is it we don’t know about his relationship with the disciple Mary? In this beautiful historical novel, Richards offers readers a story that is as probable as it is intriguing, one that will provoke an overhaul of what we believe about Jesus. Miriamne the Magdala: The First Chapter in the Yeshua and Miri Novel Series is a book that explores the joys and glories of the life of Jesus. The narrator is one of the protagonists, Miriamne, and she paints a fascinating picture of Galilee, revealing mores and customs, portraying the ordinary life within which is knit the mystery of the Galilean. The author must have done a lot of research and it is beautiful to note how she integrates historical and traditional elements into the story. I love the way JB Richards portrays Mary in this story -- tough, full of joy, free as a bird, and radically pursuing her heart’s desire. There are numerous passages in which readers will recognize the luscious, sensuous woman who adored her Master. The theme of brotherhood and love come across powerfully as well. Readers will fall in love with the prose, with the lively dialogue, and with the compelling characters. As you read this book, you’ll feel like Mary of Magdala has been your next door neighbor all along, and as though you can reach out and touch Jesus.