Diana Wallis Taylor uses all her novelists skill, researchers thoroughness and feminine sensitivity to bring you a new and engaging look at historys most controversial woman. And through her imaginative and carefully authentic retelling she opens new perspective on the message of Jesus and the relationship between God and women in the present century.
Reasons to buy and give Mary Magdalene by Diana Wallis Taylor
Engaging story imaginatively woven into the gospel narrative
Restores the dignity of a maligned woman who saw God in Jesus
For a deeply spiritual and sympathetic retelling a great Bible story
For a fresh and enlightening take on historys most controversial woman
To learn more of how women of Jesus day understood his message
As a way-in to the Bible for readers of historical and romantic fiction
Refreshing story of forgiveness and restoration that touches the heart
What's in this touching story of a hurt and hurting woman?
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 Saviour.
Lovers of historical and biblical fiction will find this creative retelling 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. Diana Wallis Taylor is the author of the popular Biblical novels 'Journey to the Well' and 'Martha'.
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.
"Taylor has crafted an exquisite love story about Martha, sister to Mary and Lazarus, in this absorbing biblical drama. Readers will embrace Taylor's vision of Martha as a woman of imagination, dignity and grace. This book will enhance and further every woman's spiritual journey." - RT Book Review, 4 1/2 stars Top Pick
"Taylor pays great attention to detail in order to provide verdant descriptions of this world to create an eye-opening expedition into the past. Fans of increasingly popular biblical fiction centered around recognizable characters . . . may have found themselves another author who can write historical inspirational novels of strong, faithful women." - Booklist
"Excellent historical detail and a respectful yet not cloying retelling of this story make Martha an outstanding choice for readers looking for inspirational biblical fiction." - Historical Novel Review
Eden video transcript: In Brief
In this story of a woman devastated by circumstances beyond her control, Mary Magdalene struggles to overcome the madness that enslaves her and find restoration in the compassion of the man she recognises as uniquely born of God. An ideal gift to introduce historical and romantic fiction fans to one of the most deeply poignant stories of the New Testament.
In Three lines:
Revealing portrait of Bible personality
Healing of a woman trapped by her past
Story of a life changing confrontation
Mary Magdalene : A Biblical Novel by Diana Wallis Taylor was published by Baker in July 2012 and is our 14353rd best seller. The ISBN for Mary Magdalene : A Biblical Novel is 9780800720483.