The Fisherman's Bride: The Untold Story of the Wife of Simon Peter

The Fisherman's Bride: The Untold Story of the Wife of Simon Peter

by Catherine Magia

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ISBN-13: 9781540310446
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/03/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 708,257
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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The Fisherman's Bride: The Untold Story of the Wife of Simon Peter 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
hpgirl2008 More than 1 year ago
I have to say that I don't read a lot of books written in this time period. Although I love the old stories, this was rather new to me. I was hooked instantly though because the girl in the story is such a wonderful character and her transition from child to bride to disciple is amazing. The one thing I did notice is that when you finish the book you realize that never once is her name mentioned. She is simply known as “Daughter” at first, then “Wife” or “Woman”. You would think that this leaves her without an identity but as it turns out she doesn't need a name to have that identity. But it leaves the reader wondering who she really is. The story itself is built around her marrying a man her father does not approve of – for love – and ultimately meets Jesus and becomes a follower. I will not give away the plot but it is a wonderful and uplifting story and I read it in 2 sittings, I could not put it down. The best part is that there will be another book following the story of Simon and his “Wife”. The story itself is of course set in ancient Mesopotamia and through journeys The Sea of Galilea and The Dead Sea and Cana as well as many other major places including Jerusalem. I highly recommend this book as it can be for most ages – I would say young adult and up. There is no bad language and yet it holds lessons for the reader. I truly enjoyed reading about this woman and I am left wondering who she is in history and hope that the next book shows us what her true impact on the new religion will be. 5 stars for this one! **I received a complimentary copy of this ebook in exchange for my honest opinion**
Stacie Olson More than 1 year ago
I am so picky about Biblical Fiction. I tend to find that the author strays too heavily from the Truth, or takes too many liberties in trying to flesh-out the Biblical characters. So I approached The Fisherman's Bride hesitantly, but hopeful. I was not disappointed. It was so incredibly written! The Apostle Peter is my absolute, hands-down favorite Bible hero. I adore him. He is so very human. He makes mistakes, questions everything, is spontaneous, has a bit of a temper and drops the ball on more than one occasion. And while the Bible mentions briefly that Peter is married, that is all that we know about his wife. Just that she was. Catherine Magia takes this unknown woman of the Bible, and brings her to life. She remains unnamed in the book, which I absolutely love. Not only did it prove to me that the author wasn't reinventing the wheel, but it allows us women to step into the shoes of Peter's wife and experience her story for ourselves. Catherine Magia forever etched Peter's wife onto my heart and drew me even closer to Peter and to the Jesus that I am so crazy about.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite The Fisherman's Bride: The Untold Story of the Wife of Simon Peter by Catherine Magia is the kind of literature I haven’t read for a long time. Just the idea of writing about the wife of one of the eminent figures in Christian literature, Simon Peter, is appealing. But the execution is what will haunt readers; it’s a very engaging and entertaining story. This woman without a name refused to marry a wealthy man, just to end up with the fisherman of Galilee, Simon Peter, a man who was poor and harbored a disturbing restlessness within. She’s witnessed the domination by the Romans and suffered all sorts of hardships. But the witness of a miracle performed by Jesus, the young carpenter, will change her life forever, setting her on a spiritual path. Told in the first person, absorbing narrative voice, The Fisherman's Bride: The Untold Story of the Wife of Simon Peter takes readers on a journey that involves tradition, history, a man named Jesus, and a spiritual revolution, silent like the wind. The story is filled with many spiritual lessons and insights. One that I loved the most is: “To soar, we must forsake the self and allow it to die, as He died. I did not come without a struggle. Indeed, few of us do.” And there are many such insights. The setting is vivid and flourishing with biblical and historical references. The biblical references are powerful and the author deftly combines a bubbling imagination with biblical narratives to create a character that readers will embrace lovingly. Catherine Magia has written a book that Christians will love to read, a story that is as inspiring as it is engaging. I have never read anything like this! The characters are glorious, the writing fascinating, with words flowing like a spell, and a plot that takes readers on a spiritual odyssey into the center of their own hearts.
GentleJourneyAuthor More than 1 year ago
The Fisherman’s Bride by Catherine Magia aspires to flesh out the wife of St Peter. His wife was hinted at in the gospels by the fact that Jesus cured Peter’s mother-in-law. She is never named and Magia never names her in the book. Since the book is written in first person, the reader instantly connects emotionally to the bride. Magia’s massive research into the customs, beliefs, mores, and politics of the times draw us deep into the world of the men chosen to follow Christ. Magia’s descriptive abilities transport us with all five senses into the ancient fishing villages surrounding and including Capernaum and Jerusalem. The theme of the treatment of women in these times is particularly developed. When Magia tackles the emotions of the protagonist, her prose often ascends to poetry. We see Peter distraught with failed business dealings, aspirations of riches, disappointments, betrayal, heavy losses, and tragedy. His fiery temper is gentled by his love of family. Then he meets The Christ. There are many twists, turns and surprises in the plot. A most surprising ending ensues. The story ends before the crucifixion, but a second book, A Fisher of Women, promises to continue the adventures.