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Subject: Mary Magdalene?
Date Posted: 5/5/2012 7:13 PM ET
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Has anybody read - "Mary Magdalene" by Diana Wallis Taylor?


Date Posted: 5/6/2012 10:23 AM ET
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Listen to the crickets in here!!

I haven't read it, so I'm no help.  I just hate threads with no response whatsoever!  surprise

Date Posted: 5/6/2012 12:25 PM ET
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Hahahaha that was worth it! You just made me giggle!

I saw it advertised on Goodreads and it looked good to me. So I though I would ask about it.

You know biblical books can go either way...

Date Posted: 5/6/2012 12:35 PM ET
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You know biblical books can go either way...

 

You're not kidding!  I am very leery of Biblical books; I want the history more than the theology, but that's my personal preference.  If you read it, you'll have to do a review here for us!

hro
Date Posted: 5/6/2012 4:04 PM ET
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After a few horrifying experineces with Biblical fiction, I pretty much avoid it like the plague. But I did take a peek at this, and can tell you that it is published by Fleming H. Revell, a subdivision of the Baker Publishing Group. This leads me to believe that this might be a good read (in terms of accuracy) because (1) it's an evangelical Protestant publishing house and (2) one of Baker's other subdivisions is Bethany House which has a reputation for only publishing books that are Biblically sound and have a strong message of faith.  

Date Posted: 5/6/2012 4:25 PM ET
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If you're interested in Mary Magdalene, there is also Mary Called Magdalene by Margaret George, who is a fairly well-known HF writer.  I have it on my TBR pile, but haven't gotten to it yet.  You may have read some of George's other works, and you'd then know how you like her writing.

Date Posted: 5/7/2012 7:11 AM ET
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"If you're interested in Mary Magdalene, there is also Mary Called Magdalene by Margaret George, who is a fairly well-known HF writer."

OOOHHH thanks!

Yes, I am interested in Mary Magdalene. She is my heroine of the bible, my fav. but I have not read any His. fiction about  her.


And thanks to everyone elso too! This does help.

I am reading all Historical Fiction in June and all Christian in July, so perhaps I'll read it one of those months.

Date Posted: 5/15/2012 10:05 AM ET
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I read Mary Called Magdalene by Margaret George and I thought it was a good book.  I wouldn't say that it is historicaly accurate when it comes to Mary Magdalene simply because she is only in the bible for a very short time and the book is 3 times longer than the bible itself.  George simply had to elaberate.  I do think she did a great job of giving you a feel for what it was like to live in those times, though.

 

Date Posted: 5/15/2012 12:07 PM ET
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I haven't read Mary Magdalene but I did read Martha by this same author, and enjoyed it.

Date Posted: 5/15/2012 4:55 PM ET
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Oh great!

Thanks to both - Judy and Jill!