Mary, Called Magdalene

Mary, Called Magdalene

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Format
Ebook
Price
$11.99
 
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781440650307
  • 656 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult

Overview

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. 

While grounded in biblical scholarship and secular research, Mary, Called Magdalene ultimately transcends both history and fiction to become a “diary of a soul.”


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Praise

“The premise of Ms. George’s novel is intriguing…With rigorous research, [she] paints the landscape and rituals of Judea.”—The New York Times

“[An] expansive, thoughtful novel.”—San Francisco Chronicle

MORE PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF MARGARET GEORGE

“An evocative portrait.”—The New York Times

“If only history lessons had been like this.”—Cosmopolitan

“Delicious.”—People

“A scintillating historical novel.”—The Chicago Tribune

“Engaging and intelligent fiction.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Readers looking to be transported to another place and time will find their magic carpet here.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Extensively researched with the highest integrity, and deeply engaging, it sets a new benchmark for the genre.”—New York Times bestselling author Alison Weir

“An impressive feat of research and imagination.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon




From the Trade Paperback edition.
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