From obscurity to renown, the Magdalene Secrets revealed. For over two thousand years the life of Mary Magdalene has been maligned in some quarters with the truth of her life being suppressed. Author Bettye Johnson brings to light the many missing fragments regarding the life of Mary Magdalene. Based upon years of research, Johnson weaves a story of suspense, mystery, adventure, abduction and romance. Moving from the present day across time to two thousand years ago, the mystery unfolds with a most unlikely quartet coming together. Two American women, one a research lawyer and the other a teacher on sabbatical, while hiking in the Pyrenees Mountains of southern France, discover by accident an unknown cave containing never before discovered scrolls written by Mary Magdalene herself. Not wanting the scrolls to be hidden away for years as others have been, the two women pair up with a rich American businessman and a disillusioned French priest with a mission to get the scrolls translated and given to the world. At last, the tale of Mary Magdalene with her connection to the Black Madonna, her childhood, her education, her relationship with Jesus, her mission and her spirituality is made known with its many twists and surprises. The reader's interest is riveted with anticipation for the next page from beginning to the end with its passion, intrigue and spiritual insights. Definitely a page-turner thriller that is powerful to its surprising climax.
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Bettye Johnson breaks the Magdalene code in this dynamic novel and it joins the ranks of prevailing hot topics for 2006.
What does Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls have in common with The DaVinci Code and Pope Joan? The three books could be called companions or complimentary to each other because each uses a different facet of hidden history and knowledge long suppressed by the Church resulting in exciting and interesting books.
Using much of the same research with different approaches, the authors' revelations are now astounding the world. Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls dispel myths and disinformation that most authors either weren't aware of or were afraid to write about.
Johnson has years of research packed into this novel along with a bibliography, which is an unusual twist for a book of fiction. In addition, Bettye Johnson is an interesting woman and speaker.From the Author:
At times I almost felt as though the book was writing itself. One of my favorite quotes from the book is: "Life is like a tapestry. A chance meeting can lead to a beautiful new thread. We are weaving our individual tapestry with each choice we make."
I have always been the champion of women's rights and this book fulfills my desire to restore Mary Magdalene to her rightful place in history.
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Book Description Living Free Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0965045404 Brand new soft cover book. Book may have light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 5519
Book Description Living Free Press, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0965045404