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DAUGHTER OF JERUSALEM
Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 16th 2013 by Worthy Publishing
ISBN 1936034670 (ISBN13: 9781936034673)
edition language English
about the book
In Daughter of Jerusalem, readers will quickly identify with Mary Magdalene – a woman of deep faith who used her wealth and influence to serve Jesus.
This fictionalized story of Mary Magdalene is, in the truest sense of the word, an inspirational novel for modern people who are looking to renew in themselves the message of Christ. It’s the greatest story ever lived, told by one of the most famous women who ever lived, and it’s a page-turner. Joan Wolf’s years of success as a novelist enable her to combine storytelling and a faith plot in this beautifully written biblical fiction.
I've read many stories telling of the life (fictional, of course) of Mary Magdalene. Some portrayed her as a harlot, others as a woefully unfortunate woman. This book, by Joan Wolf, portrays her in the best possible light. As a woman. A woman who is a victim of her circumstances. A young woman sold into an unhappy marriage, who finds love with another. This is a highly likable Mary. A woman I felt for, a woman I would be happy to call a friend. We laugh with Mary, cry with her, and mourn with her.
We travel with Mary throughout her life, through her many 'adventures' and her eventual meeting with Jesus of Nazareth. We see how she become a disciple of Jesus and how meeting him changes her life.
The places mentioned come to life in this book, the descriptions are so real. Having never been to Jerusalem, I was able to picture it in my mind with Ms. Wolf's descriptions.
What a fantastic book. One of the best biographies of Mary of Magdala I've ever read. I must admit, I am fascinated by this woman. I see her as a heroine. A woman who overcomes all obstacles and becomes a favorite student of Jesus. I strongly encourage anyone interested in the life of Mary to read this book.
I was not compensated in any way for my review, nor was I asked to give a positive review. The thoughts I've expressed are my own.