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Joan Theresa in Sumner has commented on (3) products.

St. Mary Magdalene: The Gnostic Tradition of the Holy Bible by Tau Malachi
St. Mary Magdalene: The Gnostic Tradition of the Holy Bible

Joan Theresa in Sumner, July 28, 2013

I was disappointed in this book, it was not what I expected. In fact, I wish I'd sent it back because I won't be reading it. I tried, but it was boring. The most disappointing for me was it's one man's ~ author Tau Malachi's imagining's of what Mary MAY HAVE said, MAY have done, layed out in 173 pages of his blissful thoughts of our Most Holy Mother Mary.
I wanted and expected factual readings of lost Gnostic texts, substantive translations of ancient writings that never made it into the Bible, the Bible as we know it. I'm very interested in those lost or hidden texts, and naively thought, based on the Publisher's Comments & Synopsis, that that's what the book embodied.
But it didn't.
I was looking for knowledge, becaue I have enough imagination, like most people, to ponder on what Mary said, did and believed in!
I wasn't looking to peruse another's creative thoughts, I was looking to learn something new.
All that said, it you are looking for an inspirational book, about one man's dreamings and wishful reflections about Mother Mary, you may like this. This may be the book for you.
A side note, I wonder if anyone else thinks the author comes off as self-important?
I know this review sounds harsh, but it bothered me that Tau Malachi tries to present himself as revered. I understand he feels Mother Mary is his special friend and guide, but, that does not give him a step on the pedastil with Her, or qualify him to put words in Mary's mouth nor attribute actions to Her which he made up.
The key that I missed in the Synopsis and Publisher's comments was "oral tradition" meaning Lore~Tale~Fable. Had I caught that, I would not have bought it.
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Saints in Art by Rosa Giorgi
Saints in Art

Joan Theresa in Sumner, July 20, 2013

Saints in Art is a religious art course swaddled in a book! Each image is presented to us rich in color on heavy, glossy paper. There's no black and whites in this little treasure box. The author thrills us with intimate components of the saints. St Clement:"..is thrown from the ship with an anchor around his neck..wears a bishop's costume and the three-tiered crown...When Clement was thrown..two of his most faithful disciples..prayed to see his body and the sea's water retreated.." The Martydom of St Clement, Bernadino Fungai, 1500, York, City Art Gallery.
Curl up and sail back in time, visiting where our saint's began.
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Atlas of the World: Deluxe Edition by Oxford University Press
Atlas of the World: Deluxe Edition

Joan Theresa in Sumner, May 2, 2013

This is a library quality book. The immense volumne of information in conjunction with the Maps is a real treat. It is not only informative maps, it is BEAUTIFUL photographs and a good study on what is happening with our earth. The immense size and weight of this forever book (this is a tome to pass down to the children) warrants a table of it's own. Love it.
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