I will recommend this well written novel to others. Kidnapped at the age of 11, her misadventure leaves a fatal traumatism on her soul, and she will never be the same again. The writing was too empty, too simple, and didn't come get all the emotions we should have felt. If you like Biblical Fiction, this book is a must for you! Before reading this story, I knew that Mary was a woman Jesus had cleansed of seven demons and was the first to see Him after his resurrection, but I had never really tried to understand what that must have meant. This novel is one more such estimated and imagined tale for what her life might have been. Now a portrait of this enigmatic woman comes to life in the hands of an imaginative master storyteller.
If I am going to read biblical fiction, it really needs to be interesting if I am going to stay focused on it. A dire circumstance, to be sure. I know it's not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Biblical stories and the life of Mary Magdalene. As she grows into a beautiful woman, she is tormented by forces of evil. Are we not all broken and hopeless in some way longing for the healing touch of a savior that will set our world to rights and bring order to the chaos of our hearts and minds.
The settings and descriptions the author uses are vivid and absolutely brought each scene to life. A good review was not required, and I was not reimbursed for this review other than a free copy of the book. A stunning book that brings the life of Jesus alive through the eyes of one of His most faithful followers. I felt that this book was good but the section regarding Jesus was rapidly fast and the ending didn't leave me feel very uplifted. It was the first time I'd read about Jesus having siblings so it really felt weird for me and that's what bothered me, but that is purely personal and I understand that not everyone will mind. If you like Biblical Fiction, this book is a must for you! Mary Magdalene is somewhat of an enigma in the stories that are in New Testament.
. This book hit home for me on many levels. The nightmares come first, then the waking visions of unspeakable terror, until Mary hardly remembers her dreams for the future. I learned quite a bit about Mary Magdalene as a result of reading the novel. And, of course, there is also Jesus appearing in the story. Diana really protrays the women from the Bible as the strong women they truely are. Mary is a young girl when she is kidnapped and held for ransom, she watches as her father is stabbed, and this begins her nightmares and seizures.
And I was moved to thank God for the peace and freedom that come from His healing touch on our lives. I cringe when I think about some of the things people have to say about Mary and her devotion to the Lord. He was taken down and the drug wore off and he revived. Sometimes God doesn't intervene, but He always knows what we'll do and what will be done to us in our lives. Mary of Magdala, the only daughter of a successful boatbuilder in Galilee, begins to experience horrible nightmares, suffer seizures, and hear voices after being subjected to a traumatic experience. I was very impressed with how she worke Mary Magdalene is the newest offering from author Diana Wallis Taylor and it is a treat for Historical Fiction fans. We hear about Jesus quite early on in the book when talk goes around the town that he claims to be the son of God.
The man who was said to make the blind see. But the book was very well-written, and seemed accurate to the time period. Mary Magdalene is somewhat of an enigma in the stories that are in New Testament. Her family fears for her. We know Mary as a woman of ill-repute, a sinner and a prostitute, and we also know that she was possessed by demons. Subtle, never preachy but the message is clear and the book filled me with hope.
Diana Wallis Taylor does not say that she has a difinative answer but rather adds a new depth and warmth to a woman that is most certainly tainted with all sorts of rumors. Taylor did a fantastic job of bringing her to life, and I thought she handled the portraying of Jesus perfectly, sticking very, very close to the Scriptures. The book spans many years, and we see Mary's evolution from the time she's a young girl to a middle-aged woman, yet the pace of the novel is rather slow. To provide a better website experience, hubpages. Can the Most High deliver her from this torment? Mary is kidnapped as a young child, and sees her beloved father almost die before her eyes.
I think Diana Wallis Taylor wrote an excellent novel here about Mary Magdalene, and I feel I know Mary a little bit more intimately now. Women every where will be able to relate to this love story of a God who seeks to save his children for we are all these children. Fortunately she has someone who doesn't give up on her as her behaviour becomes stranger and more violent. Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. The writing did not come get me at all. There are also Jewish customs depicted during that era, which include the teaching of the Torah, as well as pieces of the life of Christ. Who is this beautiful, mysterious woman that followed Jesus with complete loyalty and devotion? Now a portrait of this enigmatic woman comes to life in the hands of an imaginative master storyteller.
It wasn't my favorite novel by this author, but there were a lot of things to like about the story and I think there are a good number of themes in this book that will reach hurting lives. Rubicon Project This is an ad network. I enjoyed getting to know this young Mary, and following her life to adulthood. Author: Diana Wallis Taylor Published: 2012 Publisher: Revell Pages: 292 Mary Magdalene is a name in the Bible that everyone knows and has heard of. Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Anyway, Biblical fiction lovers will enjoy this story. Lovers of historical and biblical fiction will find this creative telling of Mary's story utterly original and respectful as it opens their eyes to the redeeming work of Christ in the lives of those who follow him.
First posted on my blog,. How long must she wait for healing? Mary Magdalene is a woman who's name is synonymous with prostitution and having a bit of a reputation, but this book shines her in a different light all together. Paypal This is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. If you like biblical fiction this book is a must read. There were, however, things I did enjoy about this book. I found it very annoying, I kept flipping back to see if I misread it, but I didn't and so I wasn't sure how long it really had been since the event happened. She even meets Jesus' mother, also called Mary.