Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mary Magdalene by Diana Wallis Taylor - REVIEWED

About the Book: (from Revell Publishing)
One woman desperate for hope. One Savior with the power to heal.

A beautiful girl blossoming into womanhood, Mary has high hopes for a life filled with learning, family, and young love. In one dreadful night, all of that changes. The nightmares come first, then the waking visions of unspeakable terror, until Mary hardly remembers her dreams for the future.
Can the Most High deliver her from this torment? How long must she wait for healing?

This vivid portrait of the enigmatic Mary of Magdala comes to life in the hands of an imaginative master storyteller. Diana Wallis Taylor introduces you to a Mary who is both utterly original and respectful of the biblical account, opening your eyes to a redemption that knows no bounds.

My Thoughts:

Diana Wallis Taylor is an author that can bring biblical characters to life within accurate and authentic historical detail.  She is faithful to use only the details found in Scripture when telling about an event recorded in the Bible about her character. The details she uses to create the characters and the events that take place in their life are so rich and realistic that you are completely drawn into their world.  Mary Magdalene is her latest novel, and, as always, she weaves a breathtaking tale that will deeply touch your heart.

When I first began reading about Mary Magdalene during her young childhood, I couldn’t imagine how the author would lead us to the events Mary experienced as a follower of Jesus.  Taylor effortlessly brings the entire region and its characters to vivid life!  And when Mary begins to interact with Jesus and the disciples…and all that they experience…I still get chills just thinking about it!!
Don’t miss the novel!! And if it’s your first experience with Diana Taylor’s work, you are in for a terrific treat!! I am very excited about this novel!!

About the Author:
  Diana Wallis Taylor is the author of Journey to the Well and Martha, and has published many articles, and has contributed stories to several books. Taylor lives in California. Find out more at

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