The Passion Of Mary Magdalen

This book list for those who looking for to read and enjoy the The Passion Of Mary Magdalen, you can read or download Pdf/ePub books and don't forget to give credit to the trailblazing authors. Notes some of books may not available for your country and only available for those who subscribe and depend to the source of the book library websites.

The Passion of Mary Magdalen

The Passion of Mary Magdalen Pdf/ePub eBook Author:
Editor: Monkfish Book Publishing
ISBN: 0983358966
FileSize: 993kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 993

GET BOOK

The Passion of Mary Magdalen by Summary

“Cunningham weaves Hebrew scripture, Celtic and Egyptian mythology, and early Christian legend into a nearly seamless whole, creating an unforgettable fifth gospel story in which the women most involved in Jesus’s ministry are given far more representation.”—Library Journal “This year’s must-have summer reading.”—KINK Radio “Lavish and lusty . . . Cunningham’s Celtic Magdalen is as hot in the mouth as Irish whiskey.”—Beliefnet (chosen as one of this year’s “heretical beach-books”) “Explodes off the page with its tales of love, hope, power, and redemption—book clubs looking for a great discussion, take note.”—TheBookBrothel.com

Magdalen Rising

Magdalen Rising Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Cunningham
Editor: Monkfish Book Publishing
ISBN: 0983358974
FileSize: 664kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 664

GET BOOK

Magdalen Rising by Elizabeth Cunningham Summary

"Smart and earthy . . . richly imaginative . . . the epitome of the storyteller's art."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch, named one of "The Year's Best Books" "This amazing book could well become a classic of women's literature."—Booklist, named one of the "Year's Ten Best Fantasy Books" Young Magdalen and Jesus, brimming with youthful charm and arrogance, find each other and fall in love, forging a bond that is stronger than death. Their pleasure is overshadowed by a brilliant but unbalanced druid who knows a perilous secret about Maeve's past. The prequel to The Passion of Mary Magdalen. Now in paperback!

Mary Magdalen

Mary Magdalen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich
Editor: TAN Books
ISBN: 1618903314
FileSize: 1784kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1784

GET BOOK

Mary Magdalen by Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich Summary

The visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich are the world's greatest source of detail on the life of St. Mary Magdalen -- great sinner and penitent. Fully referenced to The Life of Jesus Christ (their source), these pages agree completely with Sacred Scripture, but also tell of Mary Magdalen's sinful life from age 9, her extravagant attire, her second repentence after falling back into sin, her exorcism by Our Lord, His defense of her against the self-righteous, her relationship with Martha and Lazarus, her external appearance, her role at Calvary and much more.

The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Catherine Emmerich
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1602065470
FileSize: 509kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 509

GET BOOK

The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by Anne Catherine Emmerich Summary

"This book of meditations on the torment of Jesus, first published in 1833, was one of the inspirations for Mel Gibsons controversial film The Passion of the Christ. German Roman Catholic saint and mystic ANNE CATHERINE EMMERICH (17741824) had powerful and detailed visions of the events leading up to and including the crucifixion of Jesus, during which she suffered the stigmata. Related as if by an observer on the scene, this compelling retelling of the last days of Jesusfrom the preparations for the Last Supper through Jesus temptation the Garden of Gethsemani and his confrontation with Pilate to his execution and resurrectionthis is a unique perspective on a story that continues to resonate through Western culture today, and is essential reading for Christians seeking a deeper understanding of their faith, as well as for readers of modern religious mythology."

The Meaning of Mary Magdalene

The Meaning of Mary Magdalene Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cynthia Bourgeault
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822603
FileSize: 1291kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1291

GET BOOK

The Meaning of Mary Magdalene by Cynthia Bourgeault Summary

Mary Magdalene is one of the most influential symbols in the history of Christianity—yet, if you look in the Bible, you’ll find only a handful of verses that speak of her. How did she become such a compelling saint in the face of such paltry evidence? In her effort to answer that question, Cynthia Bourgeault examines the Bible, church tradition, art, legend, and newly discovered texts to see what’s there. She then applies her own reasoning and intuition, informed by the wisdom of the ages-old Christian contemplative tradition. What emerges is a radical view of Mary Magdalene as Jesus’s most important disciple, the one he considered to understand his teaching best. That teaching was characterized by a nondualistic approach to the world and by a deep understanding of the value of the feminine. Cynthia shows how an understanding of Mary Magdalene can revitalize contemporary Christianity, how Christians and others can, through her, find their way to Jesus’s original teachings and apply them to their modern lives.

Mary, Called Magdalene

Mary, Called Magdalene Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Margaret George
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440650306
FileSize: 1092kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1092

GET BOOK

Mary, Called Magdalene by Margaret George Summary

The New York Times bestselling author of The Splendor Before the Dark reveals the untold story of Mary Magdalene—a disciple of Jesus Christ and 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.”

The Passion and the Glory

The Passion and the Glory Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ysatis De Saint Simon
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1420876988
FileSize: 1091kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1091

GET BOOK

The Passion and the Glory by Ysatis De Saint Simon Summary

The Passion and The Glory The Greatest Love Story Ever Lived There have been numerous accounts of the life of Jesus, but throughout the whole century there has never been a single one written from the point of view of a woman. The Passion and the Glory The Greatest Love Story Ever Lived is the first Gospel written from the point of view of a woman, furthermore, it is the only one written from the perspective of the woman who loved Jesus passionately as a God and as a Man, Mary of Magdala. It is the Gospel of Mary of Magdala. A Gospel for the new Century. The Passion and the Glory The Greatest Love Story Ever Lived offers to the reader the most complete account of the life of Jesus the Christ that has ever been written in the history of Christianity. That is, it includes in it witnesses accounts of His birth, miracles and stories of His Infancy, the occult, or lost years, His mission, passion and death, and the rarely found mystery teachings of the Christ Jesus to His apostles after His Resurrection, these, although known to Theologians, have only been disclosed in some rare and hard to find Apocryphal Gospels. The Gospel of Mary Magdala is illuminating, human, intriguing and interesting because it gives us dimensions unknown to most of us of the humanity and divinity of Jesus the Christ, dimensions that only the woman who loved Him experienced and can help us to know Him better. At the same time, it also gives to us dimensions of our humanity and our unconscious quest to recuperate our forgotten divine status. Mary of Magdala is an integral part of us, the fallen humanity. Her fall and her redemption are both irrevocably tied to our fallen human nature and to our hopes for redemption, when we read her story we are able to understand our human selves, our relationship with Jesus the Christ and our divine potentials subjectively. It is as if her love affair with the Christ is our own love affair with His Spirit and her rise from sin into sainthood, the hope for our own future divinization. As we penetrate it, The Passion and The Glory The Greatest Story Ever Lived becomes our own story. We learn more about Jesus, His Love for us and are exposed to His Mystery teachings, a priceless treasure of wisdom which is not only liberating, but helps to fuel in us the innate desire to discover and recuperate our true, divine nature. The Gospel of Mary Magdalene is indeed a revolutionary Gospel of Love for the new minds and spirits of the Twenty-first Century. The Passion and The Glory - The Greatest Love Story Ever Lived is a Gospel that was rejected in the past, mainly because it came from a woman. Things have changed, what makes it most valuable in the new century is precisely that it comes from a woman. A woman who was not only one of Jesus closest disciples and His most intimate companion, but the one He chose to make an apostle to His apostles by making her the sole harbinger of His resurrection. In an age when women don t have to bend anymore under the dark cloud of male chauvinism, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, the woman who loved Jesus is more than welcome. The fact that her vision of Jesus is that of a woman, makes her Gospel a great love story, passionate, deeper and more human, very different indeed from that of the male apostles. Mary of Magdala lived with Jesus Christ by and through His Grace, The Greatest Story of Love Ever Lived. Thus, it is her Gospel.

Daughter of Jerusalem

Daughter of Jerusalem Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joan Wolf
Editor: Worthy Books
ISBN: 1617951749
FileSize: 1388kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1388

GET BOOK

Daughter of Jerusalem by Joan Wolf Summary

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.

Saint Mary Magdalene

Saint Mary Magdalene Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fr. Sean Davidson
Editor: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1681497395
FileSize: 446kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 446

GET BOOK

Saint Mary Magdalene by Fr. Sean Davidson Summary

This work is an extended Eucharistic meditation inspired by the traditional biblical texts associated with the life of St. Mary Magdalene, known as the "Apostle of the Apostles" because the Risen Christ appeared first to her, and she announced his Resurrection to the apostles. It is designed to help readers learn from the inspiring example of Magdalene to enter more deeply into adoration and love of Jesus Christ truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. In telling the story of her profound conversion after a life so steeped in sin that the Lord had to expel seven demons from her soul, this book shows how Magdalene is a shining witness to the transforming power of an encounter with Jesus Christ, an encounter for her which blossomed into a life of adoration, meditation and prayer. Thus she is seen as the perfect biblical model for those who have encountered Christ, and who seek to deepen their life of adoration at the feet of the Eucharistic Lord. Adoration is essentially about love, and in the gospels there are few people who understood love as well as Mary Magdalene. Throughout the book the author draws out her profound secrets of love, through which the adorer can learn how to become ever more pleasing to the Heart of Christ. These pages will help many people find nourishment for their souls and discover anew the timeless figure of the "Apostle of the Apostles."

Women of the Passion

Women of the Passion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joan Lynch
Editor: ACTA Publications
ISBN: 0982964013
FileSize: 565kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 565

GET BOOK

Women of the Passion by Joan Lynch Summary

Experience the time after Jesus' death through the eyes of the women who walked with Him: Mary, his mother, Mary Magdalene, Susanna, and Joanna, among others. Who were these women? What were they thinking, doing, and feeling in the months after the Crucifixion? What kept them going despite the efforts to stamp out Jesus' followers? Women of the Passion offers a tantalizing insight into the lives of these women and tells their story in all of its excitement and religious fervor emphasizing their importance to the founding of the new church. The book was inspired by Scripture and deepened by historical research.

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean-Yves Leloup
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594776415
FileSize: 626kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 626

GET BOOK

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene by Jean-Yves Leloup Summary

Restores to the forefront of the Christian tradition the importance of the divine feminine • The first complete English-language translation of the original Coptic Gospel of Mary, with line-by-line commentary • Reveals the eminence of the divine feminine in Christian thought • Offers a new perspective on the life of one of the most controversial figures in the Western spiritual tradition Perhaps no figure in biblical scholarship has been the subject of more controversy and debate than Mary Magdalene. Also known as Miriam of Magdala, Mary Magdalene was considered by the apostle John to be the founder of Christianity because she was the first witness to the Resurrection. In most theological studies she has been depicted as a reformed prostitute, the redeemed sinner who exemplifies Christ's mercy. Today's reader can ponder her role in the gospels of Philip, Thomas, Peter, and Bartholomew--the collection of what have come to be known as the Gnostic gospels rejected by the early Christian church. Mary's own gospel is among these, but until now it has remained unknown to the public at large. Orthodox theologian Jean-Yves Leloup's translation of the Gospel of Mary from the Coptic and his thorough and profound commentary on this text are presented here for the first time in English. The gospel text and the spiritual exegesis of Leloup together reveal unique teachings that emphasize the eminence of the divine feminine and an abiding love of nature over the dualistic and ascetic interpretations of Christianity presented elsewhere. What emerges from this important source text and commentary is a renewal of the sacred feminine in the Western spiritual tradition and a new vision for Christian thought and faith throughout the world.

The Lost Gospel

The Lost Gospel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Simcha Jacobovici,Barrie Wilson
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1443405558
FileSize: 495kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 495

GET BOOK

The Lost Gospel by Simcha Jacobovici,Barrie Wilson Summary

The mystery of a newly translated “gospel”—filled with startling revelations and fascinating detail about the life and times of Jesus—is now revealed in this ground-breaking follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Jesus Family Tomb. Waiting to be rediscovered in the British Library is an ancient manuscript from early Christianity, copied by an anonymous monk. This document is at least 1,450 years old, possibly dating to the first century, but it has never been properly translated or decoded. Until now. Working with an expert team of translators and digital imaging experts, acclaimed authors Simcha Jacobovici and Barrie Wilson provide the first-ever translation, from Syriac into English, of this unique document, which tells the inside story of Jesus’ social, family and political life. The Lost Gospel takes readers on an unparalleled historical adventure through this paradigm-shifting text. What the authors eventually discover is as astounding as it is unexpected: the confirmation of Jesus’ marriage to Mary the Magdalene; the names of their two children; a previously unknown plot on Jesus’ life more than a decade prior to the crucifixion; an attempt to abduct Mary and kill the children; the politics behind the crucifixion; and a religious movement that antedates that of Paul’s—the Church of Mary the Magdalene. Part detective story, part modern adventure, The Lost Gospel reveals secrets that have been hiding in plain sight for millennia. Jacobovici and Wilson’s surprising discovery and vigorous scholarly research position this ancient text alongside the Dead Sea Scrolls and Gnostic writings as a pillar of our evolving understanding of the historical Jesus. Translation of ancient text by Tony Burke

Mary Magdalene Revealed

Mary Magdalene Revealed Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Meggan Watterson
Editor: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401954294
FileSize: 1171kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1171

GET BOOK

Mary Magdalene Revealed by Meggan Watterson Summary

--WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER-- The Gospel of Mary Magdalene reveals a very different love story from the one we've come to refer to as Christianity. Harvard-trained theologian Meggan Watterson leads us verse by verse through Mary's gospel to illuminate the powerful teachings it contains. A gospel, as ancient and authentic as any of the gospels that the Christian bible contains, was buried deep in the Egyptian desert after an edict was sent out in the 4th century to have all copies of it destroyed. Fortunately, some rebel monks were wise enough to refuse-and thanks to their disobedience and spiritual bravery, we have several manuscripts of the only gospel that was written in the name of a woman: The Gospel of Mary Magdalene. Mary's gospel reveals a radical love that sits at the heart of the Christian story. Her gospel says that we are not sinful; we are not to feel ashamed or unworthy for being human. In fact, our purpose is to be fully human, to be a "true human being"- that is, a person who has remembered that, yes, we are a messy, limited ego, and we are also a limitless soul. And all we need to do is to turn inward (again and again); to meditate, like Mary Magdalene, in the way her gospel directs us, so that we can see past the ego of our own little lives to what's more real, and lasting, and infinite, and already here, within. With searing clarity, Watterson explains how and why Mary Magdalene came to be portrayed as the penitent prostitute and relates a more historically and theologically accurate depiction of who Mary was within the early Christ movement. And she shares how this discovery of Mary's gospel has allowed her to practice, and to experience, a love that never ends, a love that transforms everything.

Bright Dark Madonna

Bright Dark Madonna Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Cunningham
Editor: Monkfish Book Publishing
ISBN: 0983358982
FileSize: 1897kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1897

GET BOOK

Bright Dark Madonna by Elizabeth Cunningham Summary

“The best one yet!”—Catherine MacCoun, author of On Becoming an Alchemist "As usual, Cunningham provides plenty of juicy controversy embodied by vivid characters and expressed in vigorous action, all in crisply drawn biblical settings."—Booklist "Gleefully iconoclastic. For that dwindling demographic with a sense of humor about religion, Maeve’s profane skewering of the all-too-human foibles of the Church fathers is a hoot." Kirkus Reiews ""Elizabeth Cunningham has again delved into her fabulous treasure trove of impeccable research, and come up with gold. In Bright Dark Madonna, her interweaving of Biblical-Celtic themes brings the first century to life with unexpected freshness and many surprises." —Katherine Neville, author of The Eight and The Fire After playing an intimate role in the mystery of the Resurrection, what is left for Maeve, the Celtic Mary Magdalen? Never a follower, will she emerge as a leader of the early church? Will she retire quietly to mother a sacred bloodline? Will she set sail for France to proselytize and go spelunking? The answer: all and none of the above. No sooner does Maeve open her mouth to preach the gospel her way than a fierce debate begins about what to do with the child she is carrying. Maeve has her own ideas about where best to raise the savior’s scion. When she returns to Temple Magdalen, the holy whorehouse she founded, a custody battle of biblical proportions ensues. Maeve, her infant daughter Sara, and Jesus’ mother flee to the remote Taurus Mountains where they live in hiding among the Galatians until a mysterious man is dumped on their doorstep more dead than alive. When Maeve discovers the identity of the man she has healed, she is appalled and determined to keep her family’s secret. But Maeve has reckoned without the will of her brilliant, angry adolescent daughter who resolves to find out the truth about her father—for herself. Required reading for fans and accesible to those new to The Maeve Chronicles, Bright Dark Madonna takes the reader on a breathtaking journey from the temple porticoes of Jerusalem, to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, to the south of France, and, as always, to the treacherous, beautiful terrain of the human heart.

Peter, Paul and Mary Magdalene

Peter, Paul and Mary Magdalene Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bart D Ehrman
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199741137
FileSize: 460kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 460

GET BOOK

Peter, Paul and Mary Magdalene by Bart D Ehrman Summary

Bart Ehrman, author of the highly popular books Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code, Lost Christianities, and the New York Times bestseller Misquoting Jesus, here takes readers on another engaging tour of the early Christian church, illuminating the lives of Jesus' most intriguing followers: Simon Peter, the Apostle Paul, and Mary Magdalene. What does the Bible tell us about each of these key followers of Christ? What legends have sprung up about them in the centuries after their deaths? Was Paul bow-legged and bald? Was Peter crucified upside down? Was Mary Magdalene a prostitute? In this lively work, Ehrman separates fact from fiction, presenting complicated historical issues in a clear and informative way and relating vivid anecdotes culled from the traditions of these three followers. He notes, for instance, that there is no evidence to suggest that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute (this legend can be traced to a sermon preached by Gregory the Great five centuries after her death), and little reason to think that she was married to Jesus. Similarly, there is no historical evidence for the well-known tale that Peter was crucified upside down. A serious book but vibrantly written and leavened with many colorful stories, Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene will appeal to anyone curious about the early Christian church and the lives of these important figures. "An informed but breezy look at the myths surrounding Jesus' most influential followers.... This book contains valuable historical scholarship. It also encourages readers to approach the Scriptures with fresh and enlightened eyes." --Christian Science Monitor

The Book of Longings

The Book of Longings Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698408195
FileSize: 540kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 540

GET BOOK

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd Summary

“An extraordinary novel . . . a triumph of insight and storytelling.” —Associated Press “A true masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed An extraordinary story set in the first century about a woman who finds her voice and her destiny, from the celebrated number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings In her mesmerizing fourth work of fiction, Sue Monk Kidd takes an audacious approach to history and brings her acclaimed narrative gifts to imagine the story of a young woman named Ana. Raised in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee, she is rebellious and ambitious, with a brilliant mind and a daring spirit. She engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes narratives about neglected and silenced women. Ana is expected to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. An encounter with eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything. Their marriage evolves with love and conflict, humor and pathos in Nazareth, where Ana makes a home with Jesus, his brothers, and their mother, Mary. Ana's pent-up longings intensify amid the turbulent resistance to Rome's occupation of Israel, partially led by her brother, Judas. She is sustained by her fearless aunt Yaltha, who harbors a compelling secret. When Ana commits a brazen act that puts her in peril, she flees to Alexandria, where startling revelations and greater dangers unfold, and she finds refuge in unexpected surroundings. Ana determines her fate during a stunning convergence of events considered among the most impactful in human history. Grounded in meticulous research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus's life that focuses on his humanity, The Book of Longings is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman's bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her. It is a triumph of storytelling both timely and timeless, from a masterful writer at the height of her powers.

Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Diana Wallis Taylor
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441231935
FileSize: 1256kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1256

GET BOOK

Mary Magdalene by Diana Wallis Taylor Summary

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 Sisters

The Story Sisters Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alice Hoffman
Editor: Crown
ISBN: 0307459934
FileSize: 1594kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1594

GET BOOK

The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman Summary

A spellbinding coming of age novel about three sisters and the relationships and choices that shape their lives from the bestselling author of Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick, The Rules of Magic "This bewitching novel explores the bonds of sisterhood like a haunting modern fairy tale."—Glamour Each of three sisters—Elv, Claire, and Meg—has a fate she must meet alone: one on a country road, one in the streets of Paris, and one in the corridors of her own imagination. Inhabiting their world are a charismatic man who cannot tell the truth, a neighbor who is not who he appears to be, a clumsy boy in Paris who falls in love and stays there, a detective who finds his heart’s desire, and a demon who will not let go. What does a mother do when one of her children goes astray? How does she save one daughter without sacrificing the others? How deep can love go, and how far can it take you? These are the questions this luminous novel asks. At once a coming-of-age tale, a family saga, and a love story of sensual longing, The Story Sisters sifts through the miraculous and the mundane as the girls become women and their choices haunt them, change them and, finally, redeem them. It confirms Alice Hoffman’s reputation as "a writer whose keen ear for the measure struck by the beat of the human heart is unparalleled" (The Chicago Tribune).

The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Catherine Emmerich,General Press
Editor: GENERAL PRESS
ISBN: 9388760743
FileSize: 930kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 930

GET BOOK

The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by Anne Catherine Emmerich,General Press Summary

The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ is edifying, inspiring, surprising, and heart-rending. Emmerich's descriptions of our Lord's Passion will melt a heart of stone. This book is the best on the Passion we have seen. This is her compelling visionary account of the events surrounding Jesus' final days. A primary source for Mel Gibson's epic movie, The Passion of the Christ.

The Expected One

The Expected One Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kathleen McGowan
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416535683
FileSize: 1639kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1639

GET BOOK

The Expected One by Kathleen McGowan Summary

A gripping thriller and a profound spiritual journey that reveals the greatest story never told! Two thousand years ago, Mary Magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the rocky foothills of the French Pyrenees, a gospel that contained her own version of the events and characters of the New Testament. Protected by supernatural forces, these sacred scrolls could be uncovered only by a special seeker, one who fulfills the ancient prophecy of l'attendue—The Expected One. When journalist Maureen Paschal begins the research for a new book, she has no idea that she is stepping into an ancient mystery so secret, so revolutionary, that thousands of people have killed and died for it. She becomes deeply immersed in the mystical cultures of southwest France as the eerie prophecy of The Expected One casts a shadow over her life and work and a long-buried family secret comes to light. Ultimately she comes face-to-face with Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene, John the Baptist, Judas, and Salome in the pages of a deeply moving and powerful new gospel, the life of Jesus as told by Mary Magdalene. CONTAINS NEW, UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL FROM THE ARQUES GOSPEL.

Mary Magdalen

Mary Magdalen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Haskins
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446499421
FileSize: 1439kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1439

GET BOOK

Mary Magdalen by Susan Haskins Summary

A dramatic, thought-provoking portrait of one of the most compelling figures in early Christianity which explores two thousand years of history, art, and literature to provide a close-up look at Mary Magdalen and her significance in religious and cultural thought.

Christ Is Risen

Christ Is Risen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maria Athanasiou
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477165266
FileSize: 628kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 628

GET BOOK

Christ Is Risen by Maria Athanasiou Summary

Christ Is Risen relives the essence of the passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ through a series of iconographic illustrations and inspiring text based on the Scriptures. Soul-nourishing and truly remarkable, Christ is Risen unravels to a reading experience that both adults and children will treasure. To read this book is to embark on a fascinating spiritual emprise into one of the most essential events in Christianity. Appropriate for Christian education.

Red-Robed Priestess

Red-Robed Priestess Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Cunningham
Editor: Monkfish Book Publishing
ISBN: 0983358990
FileSize: 513kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 513

GET BOOK

Red-Robed Priestess by Elizabeth Cunningham Summary

After a life of passion and adventure that has brought her through slavery to the Resurrection garden, through the controversies of the Early Church to a hermit cave in southern gaul, Maeve, the Celtic Mary Magdalen, returns to the Holy Isles accompanied by Sarah, her daughter with Jesus. Their mission: to find Maeve's first-born child, stolen from her by the druids more than forty years ago. Since then, Maeve's homeland has suffered it's own trials--Roman invasion and occupation. The Celtic tribes to the east and south are under direct rule, and the Romans are determined to rout the resistance of the western tribes, resistance fueled by the druids of Mona. Just before she crosses the channel from Gaul to Britain, Maeve encounters a man she mistakes for Jesus's ghost. This familiar stranger is equally haunted, and the two are drawn into a moonstruck liason that will entwine their lives in "an impossible Celtic knot." For unbeknownst to Maeve at the time, he is none other than General Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, the newly-appointed Roman Governor of Britain. Maeve keeps this troubling tryst a secret even after she finds her long-lost daughter Boudica, the fierce and charismatic queen of the Iceni tribe. Druid-trained in her youth, Boudica married the Iceni king, hoping to rally him to a rebellion for which he has no stomach. Now estranged from her husband, Boudica keeps the old ways, sustained by her pride in her descent form her father (and Maeve's!) the late great druid Lovernios. Seeking to circumvent disaster, Maeve travels back and forth from Iceni country to Mona, from the heart of native resistance to a Roman fort on the Western front, steadfast in her conviction: "Love is as strong as death."

Red-Robed Priestess

Red-Robed Priestess Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Cunningham
Editor: Monkfish Book Publishing
ISBN: 0983358990
FileSize: 950kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 950

GET BOOK

Red-Robed Priestess by Elizabeth Cunningham Summary

After a life of passion and adventure that has brought her through slavery to the Resurrection garden, through the controversies of the Early Church to a hermit cave in southern gaul, Maeve, the Celtic Mary Magdalen, returns to the Holy Isles accompanied by Sarah, her daughter with Jesus. Their mission: to find Maeve's first-born child, stolen from her by the druids more than forty years ago. Since then, Maeve's homeland has suffered it's own trials--Roman invasion and occupation. The Celtic tribes to the east and south are under direct rule, and the Romans are determined to rout the resistance of the western tribes, resistance fueled by the druids of Mona. Just before she crosses the channel from Gaul to Britain, Maeve encounters a man she mistakes for Jesus's ghost. This familiar stranger is equally haunted, and the two are drawn into a moonstruck liason that will entwine their lives in "an impossible Celtic knot." For unbeknownst to Maeve at the time, he is none other than General Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, the newly-appointed Roman Governor of Britain. Maeve keeps this troubling tryst a secret even after she finds her long-lost daughter Boudica, the fierce and charismatic queen of the Iceni tribe. Druid-trained in her youth, Boudica married the Iceni king, hoping to rally him to a rebellion for which he has no stomach. Now estranged from her husband, Boudica keeps the old ways, sustained by her pride in her descent form her father (and Maeve's!) the late great druid Lovernios. Seeking to circumvent disaster, Maeve travels back and forth from Iceni country to Mona, from the heart of native resistance to a Roman fort on the Western front, steadfast in her conviction: "Love is as strong as death."

Who Is Mary?

Who Is Mary? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vittoria Colonna,Chiara Matraini,Lucrezia Marinella
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226113973
FileSize: 1905kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1905

GET BOOK

Who Is Mary? by Vittoria Colonna,Chiara Matraini,Lucrezia Marinella Summary

For women of the Italian Renaissance, the Virgin Mary was one of the most important role models. Who Is Mary? presents devotional works written by three women better known for their secular writings: Vittoria Colonna, famed for her Petrarchan lyric verse; Chiara Matraini, one of the most original poets of her generation; and the wide-ranging, intellectually ambitious polemicist Lucrezia Marinella. At a time when the cult of the Virgin was undergoing a substantial process of redefinition, these texts cast fascinating light on the beliefs of Catholic women in the Renaissance, and also, in the cases of Matraini and Marinella, on contemporaneous women’s social behavior, prescribed for them by male writers in books on female decorum. Who Is Mary? testifies to the emotional and spiritual relationships that women had with the figure of Mary, whom they were required to emulate as the epitome of femininity. Now available for the first time in English-language translation, these writings suggest new possibilities for women in both religious and civil culture and provide a window to women’s spirituality, concerning the most important icon set before them, as wives, mothers, and Christians.

Scenes from the Passion

Scenes from the Passion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lynn Aguiar
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462824502
FileSize: 561kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 561

GET BOOK

Scenes from the Passion by Lynn Aguiar Summary

The Book Scenes from the Passion comprises of 10 major staged scenes. Starting from the first scene: The Agony in the Garden through the tenth scene: The Resurrection, the writer boldly and vividly displays the heart- rending physical sufferings of Jesus Christ, who has been known through the centuries as The Man of Sorrows. The scenes, portraying the Triple Denial of Peter, the Scourging at the pillar, Trial before Pilate, Crucifixion, take the audience into the microscopic details of the brutal innocence and dehumanized sufferings of Jesus Christ. The Resurrection scene, however, suddenly turns the sorrowful tears of the audience, into tears of immense and unending joy.

Lamb

Lamb Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher Moore
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061798231
FileSize: 1588kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1588

GET BOOK

Lamb by Christopher Moore Summary

Everyone knows about the immaculate conception and the crucifixion. But what happened to Jesus between the manger and the Sermon on the Mount? In this hilarious and bold novel, the acclaimed Christopher Moore shares the greatest story never told: the life of Christ as seen by his boyhood pal, Biff. Just what was Jesus doing during the many years that have gone unrecorded in the Bible? Biff was there at his side, and now after two thousand years, he shares those good, bad, ugly, and miraculous times. Screamingly funny, audaciously fresh, Lamb rivals the best of Tom Robbins and Carl Hiaasen, and is sure to please this gifted writer’s fans and win him legions more.

Beyond His Passion

Beyond His Passion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Gilley,Roy Gilley
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418557080
FileSize: 370kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 370

GET BOOK

Beyond His Passion by Jim Gilley,Roy Gilley Summary

There is much focus today on the agony of Christ's death. The story is not finished. God has left us with four different accounts of Jesus' victory over death. Here are all the words of all the Gospels about the last week of Christ and His resurrection. The orderly and harmonized reports about the passion of Jesus and His rising from the dead make an exciting story. It is completely Scripture with some commentary; but, now all of the accounts have been brought together to give the whole story. This makes a great gift for someone who is considering the claims of Christ. The gospel is clearly presented where the seeker will know what happened and what is required to become a follower of Jesus. The significance of the events is effectively explained.

The Life of Jesus Christ and Biblical Revelations Volume 2

The Life of Jesus Christ and Biblical Revelations Volume 2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich
Editor: TAN Books
ISBN: 1618907441
FileSize: 415kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 415

GET BOOK

The Life of Jesus Christ and Biblical Revelations Volume 2 by Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich Summary

One of the most extraordinary books ever published. These four volumes record the visions of the famous 19th-century Catholic mystic; Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich; a nun who was privileged to behold innumerable events of biblical times; going back all the way to the creation of the world. She witnessed the fall of the Angels; the sin of Adam; Noe and the Flood; the lives of St. John the Baptist; St. Anne; St. Joseph; the Blessed Virgin Mary; and St. Mary Magdalen. Also includes the birth; life; public ministry; Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ; as well as the founding of His Church. Besides describing persons; places; events and traditions in intimate detail; Anne Catherine Emmerich also sets forth the mystical significance of these visible realities.

Bible and Popular Culture

Bible and Popular Culture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philip Leroy Culbertson,Elaine Mary Wainwright
Editor: Society of Biblical Lit
ISBN: 1589834933
FileSize: 1524kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1524

GET BOOK

Bible and Popular Culture by Philip Leroy Culbertson,Elaine Mary Wainwright Summary

In popular culture, the Bible is generally associated with films: The Passion of the Christ, The Ten Commandments, Jesus of Montreal, and many others. Less attention has been given to the relationship between the Bible and other popular media such as hip-hop, reggae, rock, and country and western music; popular and graphic novels; animated television series; and apocalyptic fantasy. This collection of essays explores a range of media and the way the Bible features in them, applying various hermeneutical approaches, engaging with critical theory, and providing conceptual resources and examples of how the Bible reads popular culture—and how popular culture reads the Bible. This useful resource will be of interest for both biblical and cultural studies. The contributors are Elaine M. Wainwright, Michael Gilmour, Mark McEntire, Dan W. Clanton Jr., Philip Culbertson, Jim Perkinson, Noel Leo Erskine, Tex Sample, Roland Boer, Terry Ray Clark, Steve Taylor, Tina Pippin, Laura Copier, Jaap Kooijman, Caroline Vander Stichele, and Erin Runions.

The Passion and the Death of Jesus Christ

The Passion and the Death of Jesus Christ Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Saint Alphonsus de Liguori,Aeterna Press
Editor: Aeterna Press
ISBN:
FileSize: 698kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 698

GET BOOK

The Passion and the Death of Jesus Christ by Saint Alphonsus de Liguori,Aeterna Press Summary

The lover of souls, our most loving Redeemer, declared that he had no other motive in coming down upon earth to become man than to enkindle in the hearts of men the fire of his holy love: I am come to cast fire on earth; and what will I but that it be kindled? And, oh, what beautiful flames of love has he not enkindled in so many souls, especially by the pains that he chose to suffer in his death, in order to prove to us the immeasurable love which he still bears to us! Aeterna Press

Jesus of Hollywood

Jesus of Hollywood Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adele Reinhartz
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199724857
FileSize: 887kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 887

GET BOOK

Jesus of Hollywood by Adele Reinhartz Summary

Since the advent of the cinema, Jesus has frequently appeared in our movie houses and on our television screens. Indeed, it may well be that more people worldwide know about Jesus and his life story from the movies than from any other medium. Indeed, Jesus' story has been adapted dozens of times throughout the history of commercial cinema, from the 1912 silent From the Manger to the Cross to Mel Gibson's 2004 The Passion of the Christ. No doubt there are more to come. Drawing on a broad range of movies, biblical scholar Adele Reinhartz traces the way in which Jesus of Nazareth has become Jesus of Hollywood. She argues that Jesus films both reflect and influence cultural perceptions of Jesus and the other figures in his story. She focuses on the cinematic interpretation of Jesus' relationships with the key people in his life: his family, his friends, and his foes. She examines how these films address theological issues, such as Jesus' identity as both human and divine, political issues, such as the role of the individual in society and the possibility of freedom under political oppression, social issues, such as gender roles and hierarchies, and personal issues, such as the nature of friendship and human sexuality. Reinhartz's study of Jesus' celluloid incarnations shows how Jesus movies reshape the past in the image of the present. Despite society's profound interest in Jesus as a religious and historical figure, Jesus movies are fascinating not as history but as mirrors of the concerns, anxieties, and values of our own era. As the story of Jesus continues to capture the imagination of filmmakers and moviegoers, he remains as significant a cultural figure today as he was 2000 years ago.

T&T Clark Handbook of Jesus and Film

T&T Clark Handbook of Jesus and Film Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Walsh
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567686892
FileSize: 1559kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1559

GET BOOK

T&T Clark Handbook of Jesus and Film by Richard Walsh Summary

The T&T Clark Handbook of Jesus and Film introduces postgraduate readers to the critical field of Jesus and/on film. The bulk of biblical films feature Jesus, as protagonist, in cameo, or as a looming background presence or pattern. The handbook assesses the field in light of the work of important biblical film critics including chapters from the leading voices in the field and showcasing the diversity of work done by scholars in the field. Movies discussed include The Passion of the Christ, The King of Kings, Jesus of Nazareth, Monty Python's Life of Brian, Son of Man, and Mary Magdalene. The chapters range across two broad areas: 1) Jesus films, understood broadly as filmed passion plays, other relocations of Jesus, historical Jesus treatments, and Jesus adjacent cinema (privileging invented characters or “minor” gospel characters); and 2) other cinematic Jesuses, including followers who imitate Jesus devotionally or aesthetically, (Christian) Christ figures, antichrists, yet other messiahs, and competing Jesuses in a pluralist world. As one leaves the confines of Christian theology, the question of what a film or interpreter is doing with Jesus or Christ becomes something to be determined, not necessarily something traditional.

The Life of Jesus Christ and Biblical Revelations Volume 3

The Life of Jesus Christ and Biblical Revelations Volume 3 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich
Editor: TAN Books
ISBN: 161890745X
FileSize: 901kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 901

GET BOOK

The Life of Jesus Christ and Biblical Revelations Volume 3 by Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich Summary

One of the most extraordinary books ever published. These four volumes record the visions of the famous 19th-century Catholic mystic; Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich; a nun who was privileged to behold innumerable events of biblical times; going back all the way to the creation of the world. She witnessed the fall of the Angels; the sin of Adam; Noe and the Flood; the lives of St. John the Baptist; St. Anne; St. Joseph; the Blessed Virgin Mary; and St. Mary Magdalen. Also includes the birth; life; public ministry; Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ; as well as the founding of His Church. Besides describing persons; places; events and traditions in intimate detail; Anne Catherine Emmerich also sets forth the mystical significance of these visible realities.

The Passion of Artemisia

The Passion of Artemisia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Vreeland
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101200278
FileSize: 1068kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1068

GET BOOK

The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland Summary

"Susan Vreeland set a high standard with Girl in Hyacinth Blue.... The Passion of Artemisia is even better.... Vreeland's unsentimental prose turns the factual Artemisia into a fictional heroine you won't soon forget." —People A true-to-life novel of one of the few female post-Renaissance painters to achieve fame during her own era against great struggle. Artemisia Gentileschi led a remarkably "modern" life. Vreeland tells Artemisia's captivating story, beginning with her public humiliation in a rape trial at the age of eighteen, and continuing through her father's betrayal, her marriage of convenience, motherhood, and growing fame as an artist. Set against the glorious backdrops of Rome, Florence, Genoa, and Naples, inhabited by historical characters such as Galileo and Cosimo de' Medici II, and filled with rich details about life as a seventeenth-century painter, Vreeland creates an inspiring story about one woman's lifelong struggle to reconcile career and family, passion and genius.

Vernacular Theology

Vernacular Theology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eliana Corbari
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110240335
FileSize: 1597kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1597

GET BOOK

Vernacular Theology by Eliana Corbari Summary

This book examines the audiences and languages of Dominican sermons in late medieval Italy. It is a thorough analysis of how Latinate theological culture interacted with popular religious devotion. In particular it assesses the role of vernacular theology. Eliana Corbari defines vernacular theology as a form of theology that is based neither on a Latin scholastic model nor a monastic one. It is a “third dimension” of theology which was accessible to the laity, and in particular women, through their attendance at sermons and the reading of vernacular devotional works (in this case, medieval Italian treatises and sermons). Through painstaking manuscript work, Corbari makes an excellent contribution to sermon studies, gender studies, medieval theology, and codicology. She demonstrates that Dominican friars preached to an active contingent of laywomen, usually members of confraternities, who not only attended these sermons but re-read them and also disseminated them through book production to the wider Florentine community.

Mary Magdalene in Medieval Culture

Mary Magdalene in Medieval Culture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Loewen,Robin Waugh
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135081921
FileSize: 1709kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1709

GET BOOK

Mary Magdalene in Medieval Culture by Peter Loewen,Robin Waugh Summary

This innovative and multidisciplinary collection visits representations and interpretations of Mary Magdalene in the medieval and early modern periods, questioning major scholarly assumptions behind the examination of female saints and their depictions in medieval artworks, literature, and music. Mary Magdalene’s many and various characterizations from reformed prostitute to conversion-figure to devotee of Christ to "apostle to the apostles" to spiritual advisor to the Prince of Marseilles to hermit in the desert, to list just a few examples, mean that the many conflicted representations of Mary Magdalene apply to a staggering variety of cultural material, including art, liturgy, music, literature, theology, hagiography, and the historical record. Furthermore, Mary Magdalene has grown into an extremely popular and controversial figure due to recent books and movies concerning her, and due to a groundswell of general speculation concerning her relationship to Jesus: was she his acquaintance, follower, companion, wife, family-member, or lover? This volume employs a broad spectrum of theoretical methodologies in order to present poststructuralist, postcolonial, postmodernist, hagiographic, and feminist readings of the figure of Mary Magdalene, addressing and interrogating her conflicting roles and the precise relationship between her sacred and secular representations.

Jesus Christ, Movie Star

Jesus Christ, Movie Star Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward N. McNulty
Editor: Front Edge Publishing
ISBN: 1942011083
FileSize: 1745kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1745

GET BOOK

Jesus Christ, Movie Star by Edward N. McNulty Summary

What did Jesus look like? Pop some popcorn and invite friends as America’s beloved faith-and-film writer Edward McNulty leads us through a dozen big-screen stories inspired by Jesus’s life. McNulty provides everything you need to spark spirited discussion from the best film clips to show your group—to dozens of questions you could ask. You’ll explore hits like The Passion of the Christ and Jesus Christ Superstar. And some surprises, too! Can you find Gospel themes in Cool Hand Luke and Broadway Danny Rose?

Maria Maddalena De' Pazzi

Maria Maddalena De' Pazzi Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maria Maddalena (de'Pazzi),Phil Kilroy,Saint Maria Maddalena De' Pazzi
Editor: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809105090
FileSize: 1436kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1436

GET BOOK

Maria Maddalena De' Pazzi by Maria Maddalena (de'Pazzi),Phil Kilroy,Saint Maria Maddalena De' Pazzi Summary

Classics of Western Spirituality In one of the only English translations available, here are the mystical visions of Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi (1566-1606), one of the most original woman mystics of the Renaissance. However, until now she has curiously been neglected by scholars of Christian history and Italian literature alike. Editor and translator Armando Maggi rectifies this in an utterly fascinating volume of the Classics of Western Spirituality Soon after entering a convent in Florence, where she spent all of her adult years in strict enclosure, Maria Maddalena experienced visions in which she spoke to the Trinity, in particular to Christ. She did not intend to communicate these to an outside audience, and they were transcribed by her fellow nuns. Maggi offers readers here a selection from the whole corpus of Maria Maddalena's visions as contained in the manuscripts The Forty Days, The Dialogues, Revelations and Knowledge and The Probations. Unlike most other mystical works in the Western tradition Maria Maddalena's visions have a distinctly oral nature. Maria Maddalena's mysticism lies in her interpretation of oral language. She believed that God wanted her to speak his being

The Journeys of Mary

The Journeys of Mary Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Ann Donovan
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477244778
FileSize: 423kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 423

GET BOOK

The Journeys of Mary by Mary Ann Donovan Summary

At age four, Mary, the mother of Jesus of Nazareth, made her first journey. Mary traveled with her family to Jerusalem for her Presentation to the Temple. Some of the other journeys taken during her lifetime included trips to Jutta, Bethlehem, Matarea, and Heliopolis, as well as many other trips to Jerusalem. When her son Jesus began his public ministry, Mary moved from Nazareth to Capharnaum. With her friends, the Holy Women, she followed Jesus as he traveled around Galilee and throughout the Holy Land. Ultimately, Mary followed Jesus to the foot of the cross. To protect Mary from the persecutions that followed the death and Resurrection of her son, St. John the Evangelist took Mary with him to Ephesus, Turkey to live. Mary journeyed to Jerusalem and back to Ephesus before ending her earthly life in Ephesus. The Journeys of Mary is the story of Marys life and the life, Passion, and death of her son. In Part II of the trilogy, Mary arrives in Ephesus and establishes her home there. With the help of St. John and Mary Magdalene who comes to visit, Mary creates a Way of the Cross as a reminder of the suffering her son endured. As she walks the path, Mary recalls the capture, trials, and judgment of Jesus, as well as the details of his Crucifixion. Other events that occur as part of her life in Ephesus trigger memories of her earlier life in Nazareth and Capharnaum. The Journeys of Mary is the story of both the interior journey Mary takes as the mother of Jesus and the exterior journeys she takes as she lives out her life fulfilling the will of God.

Popular Reads

Best Books