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PASSION OF MARY MAGDALEN
"This year's must-have summer reading."
lusty...Cunningham's Celtic Magdalene is as hot in the mouth as Irish whiskey."
“Cunningham's rich imaginings of Magdalen's life as a Roman sex slave and as Christ's lover are as compelling as they are controversial.”
-Chronogram, April 2006
“The Passion of Mary Magdalen
explodes off the page with its tales of love, hope, power, and redemption,
making it a great read for a wide variety of people - book clubs looking for a
great discussion, take note.”
For the millions of readers fascinated by Dan Brown’s revelations about Mary Magdalen in The Da Vinci Code, here, at last, is their chance to meet the Gospel’s most provocative woman face to face—on her own terms.
Make way for a new Magdalen. Born on a Celtic isle to eight warrior-witch mothers, Maeve is raised to be as brave as any hero. In her stubborn, enchanting voice, she recounts her perilous quest for the young man, Esus, whose life she once saved from druid sacrifice. Captured and sold to a Roman Madam, Maeve is sustained by a fierce sense of identity, compassion for her sister whores, and her unquenchable love. When she wins her freedom and finds her lost lover, a stormy life begins for both as we follow the Passion story through the eyes of Jesus’s partner—disciple to no man—not even the one she loves. By turns feisty and funny, outrageous and tender, this Celtic Mary Magdalen challenges all stereotypes, both old and New Age, and brings us to transforming encounter with the divine feminine made flesh.
Elizabeth Cunningham is the author of the novels The Return of the Goddess, The Wild Mother, How to Spin Gold and Daughter of the Shining Isles and a book of poetry, Small Bird. She comes from nine generations of Episcopal priests. She was ordained as an interfaith minister of spiritual counsel in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. She balances writing with a counseling practice.
In 2006 Ms. Cunningham will be appearing in bookstores, libraries, churches, pagan festivals, house parties and other venues across the US and Canada, including upstate New York, NYC, LA, SF, Seattle, Portland OR, Chicago, Detroit, Boston. For tour details and much more information, visit the book's website: www.passionofmarymagdalen.com
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