Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Daughter of Jerusalem by Joan Wolf

Worthy Publishing
312 pages

This is the story of Mary Magdalene, sister of Lazarus and Martha.  At 3, her mother died, and her father soon remarried a woman, who didn't like Mary.  At 10, her father took her to live with her mother's sister, in a well to do household, several days away.  She fell in love with a man she couldn't marry, and then was forced to marry a man she could never love.

This is the kind of book I can't put down, it comes across as written by someone who was there.  When Mary's husband dies, and she is forced to face the fact that she can no longer live in Sepphoris, you can feel her angst.

Can you imagine knowing Jesus personally?  Of seeing your brother raised from the dead?  Of being at the cross, when Jesus was crucified?  Of being at the tomb and realizing that Jesus' body was no longer there?

I keep few books after I review them, but I plan on keeping this one, to read again.

I was given a copy of this book to read and review, no other compensation was given.  I am not required to give a postitive review.  All opinions expressed here are my own

1 comment:

NanaDiana said...

That sounds like a wonderful book, Jettie. I love those that are written as if the author is actually there. It sounds like it is worth keeping! xo Diana