Mary Magdalene by Diana Wallis Taylor
At the beginning of Mary Magdalene by Diana Wallis Taylor, we find Mary of Magdala at 12 years of age excited about her future: loving, obedient, religious, a happy child on her way to becoming a woman. Then a day of terror leaves her traumatized.
After that, fear fills her waking moments, then the severe headaches begin followed by nightmares and visions that increase in intensity through the years causing her to spiral down into insanity.
Dangerous and uncontrollable, she becomes a shadow of the woman she had been. Her loved ones try everything to find a cure, but nothing they try works.
They are losing all sense of hope when one day they hear of Jesus who has the power to heal. He is their last hope for her healing and a chance for her to live a normal life again. They contrive to take her to Jesus the next time he is traveling nearby.
Diana has written a “it could have happened this way” tale of Mary Magdalene. No one knows for sure the details of her life, but I enjoyed reading Diana’s imaginative tale with scripture to guide her.
I liked getting a glimpse of what it might have been like for the women, including Mary Magdalene, when they traveled with, and ministered to, Jesus and His disciples.
You can learn more about Diana Wallis Taylor at dianawallistaylor.com .
I received a copy of Mary Magdalene from Revell Baker Publishing.
Mary Magdalene - available June 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.