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Welcome to my attempt at blogging. I am a true to heart bibliophile. Here I will discuss and review books as I read them. You are welcome to do the same. The only rules are no profanity, no politics, no religion, and have fun!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Mary Called Magdalene
Margaret George

given to me as a gift

Mary Magdalene has been an interesting figure throughout history.  She's been regarded as both a saint and a prostitute.  Dan Brown's fictional book "DaVinci Code" elevated her tarnished reputation to that of a wife/mother. 
 Margaret George is a fantastic author.  Her books hold more weight when she has information to work from, there is very little actual knowledge about Mary's life.
In Ms. George's novel, Mary is viewed as a tormented sould.  She is the victim of demonic possession.  Jesus cleanses her of her 7 demons.  She is later presented as a disciple of Jesus. 
The book delves into Mary's life after Jesus' crucifixion, but after his death, the book loses some of its luster.  I don't really understand why, he was not presented as an engaging character in the novel.
I really enjoyed this book.  I look forward to reading more biographies by Margaret George.

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