Synopses & Reviews
This is a powerful novel that captures the varying emotions of two mothers, Mary (mother of Jesus) and Elizabeth (mother of John the Baptist) and the friendship that develops between them.
Nine years after John's death, Elizabeth (mother of John the Baptist) can no longer contain her rage at what happened to John and Jesus. Unable to make sense of it, striving in vain to hear God's voice for herself instead of taking her son or husband's word, the widowed Elizabeth pours out her heart to Mary in the desert wilderness chosen for her final days. This powerful novel is timely for women's issues in Christian, Jungian, and New Age circles. It will be helpful in reclaiming the creative and spiritual energies women have traditionally channeled through men and seeing how women carry one another through times of intolerable grief.