Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Monday, July 15, 2013

Daughter of Jerusalem

About The Book:  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.

About The Author:  Joan Wolf has lived most of her adult life with her husband in Milford, Connecticut, where she raised two children and an assortment of horses, dogs and cats. Along the way she also managed to write forty-six published novels, the writing of which profoundly enriched her life.

My Thoughts About The Book:  I am a huge fan of biblical fiction and every now and then I am so blessed to come across a book where the words and characters seem to come to life before my very eyes. It is one of those books where  every  scene, every character, every emotion, everything is felt by the reader.  The story does not completely follow the story of Mary Magdalene from the Bible but the key word here is that it is fiction.  One of my favorite biblical characters is Mary Magdelene.  Daughter of Jerusalem tells a very sad fictionalized story of Mary Magdalene.  We meet Mary as a young girl who is forced to leave her home because she does not get along with her step-mother.   She endures the trials of an arranged marriage,  which was very common at the time, and finds herself living in the town of Sepphoris.   It is during this period of Mary’s life that she  strays away from the God she has known and loved in the past.   Mary finds herself in the city of Capernaum. It is here that Mary hears of a young man named  John the Baptist who shows her the way to Jesus. The characters are all fictional, yet are they?  Many of us can probably find a little bit of Mary Magdalene in our own walk with Jesus.  Wolf portrays beautifully on the pages of the novel that no matter how far we stray we can be renewed.  The God we know will continue to love us and show us favor.  I would highly recommend the book, especially if you are a fan of Mary Magdalene.  

 Disclaimer:  I was provided Daughter of Jerusalem by Worthy Publishing for a fair and honest review.  Thank you for the chance to take part in this blog tour. 


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