Baker Publishing Group|June 1, 2012|KOBO e-Reader Edition
Long maligned as a prostitute or a woman of questionable reputation, Mary Magdalene’s murky story seems lost to the sands of time. Now a portrait of this enigmatic woman comes to life in the hands of an imaginative master storyteller. Diana Wallis Taylor’s Mary is a woman devastated by circumstances beyond her control and plagued with terrifying dreams – until she has a life-changing confrontation with the Savior. Lovers of historical and biblical fiction will find this creative telling of Mary’s story utterly original and respectful as it opens their eyes to the redeeming work of Christ in the lives of those who follow him.
The story of Mary Magdalene was so well-written that I read it quickly and in one sitting. At a young age, Mary is kidnapped from her bed in the middle of the night and when she is finally found is prone to fits and wild rages. No one knows what to do with her. Her father, Jared, has already taken her to see several Rabbi’s in the hope that they’d be able to cast-out the demons who were haunting his daughter, however that was not to be.
Then one day while building boats at his shipyard, Nathan, Mary’s husband who married her when she was just a young woman heard about a teacher who seemed to have some mysterious way of healing people. Immediately Nathan thought of his beloved Mary and knew he must seek out this teacher immediately!
For those of you who do not know this story, I won’t ruin it by giving it any more detail than what is already here contained within the story description above. You’ll just have to read the book to find out, but let me tell you, I was very, very good!! Diana Taylor Wallis always pens unique novels and I’ve not missed one yet and don’t plan on missing any of her future novels either.