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The New York Times-bestselling author of Elizabeth I brilliantly reimagines the story of the most mysterious woman in the Bible

Was Mary Magdalene a prostitute, a female divinity figure, a church leader, or all of those? Biblical references to her are tantalizingly brief, but we do know that she was the first person to whom the risen Christ appeared—and the one commissioned to tell others the good news, earning her the ancient honorific, "Apostle to the Apostles." Today, Mary continues to spark controversy, curiosity, and veneration. In a vivid re-creation of Mary Magdalene's life story, Margaret George convincingly captures this renowned woman's voice as she moves from girlhood to womanhood, becomes part of the circle of disciples, and comes to grips with the divine. Grounded in biblical scholarship and secular research, this fascinating historical novel is also, ultimately, "the diary of a soul."

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"Colorful and involving....[George] is a powerful writer." The Washington Post

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In a vivid re-creation of Mary Magdalene's life story, this "diary of a soul" convincingly captures the renowned woman's voice as she moves from girlhood to womanhood, becomes part of the circle of disciples, and comes to grips with the divine. Literary Guild( Alternate.

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Margaret George is the author of the bestselling The Autobiography of Henry VIII, Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles, and The Memoirs of Cleopatra, and is at work on a new novel about Helen of Troy. She has conducted research for her novels in places such as Egypt, Israel, Rome, and Greece.

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Spiritbreath, January 7, 2012 (view all comments by Spiritbreath)
This historical novel, Mary, Called Magdalene by Margaret George, is at once engaging and enlightening in the context of early biblical history. Ms George writes with warmth and a colorful flair while drawing the reader into the setting and time period. She weaves an enormously believable story following the daily lives of the disciples; no honey-coated descriptions here. The author has been true to the actual 'facts' known of this historical period. The characters are represented as caring, authentic, fallible people. I recommend coming to know the characters as Ms George describes their lives and times during an unsettling time of religious history.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142002797
Author:
George, Margaret
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
Religious - Biblical
Subject:
Palestine
Subject:
Christian women saints
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Christian - Biblical
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Christian fiction
Subject:
Christian - General
Subject:
Christianity-Christian Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
v. 4
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
8.51x5.50x1.45 in. 1.23 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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