Book Review: Daughter of Jerusalem: a novel
Title: Daughter of Jesusalem: a novel
Author: Joan Wolf
Publisher: Worthy Publisher
Source: Advance copy from publisher via NetGalley
Release Date: April 16, 2013
Rating: 4 out of 5
Daughter of Jerusalem is a fictional story of Mary Magdalene In this novel, Mary Magdalene is portrayed as an ordinary woman who goes through some very unfortunate events in her life which put her in the path of Jesus.
Mary Magdalene is perhaps the most famous woman from the Bible and hers is the most fascinating story. Who was she and what was her relationship with Jesus? Daughter of Jerusalem shows her as an unfortunate woman who tries to make the best of her circumstances. She is kind, generous, intelligent and is perhaps ahead of her time. She is sold into an unhappy marriage when she is in love with another man. We read about her experiences in her own words and you instantly relate to this woman.
We see the world through her eyes, travel with her and learn about her experiences and adventures. She eventually meets Jesus of Nazareth and meeting him changes her life.
This is a work of fiction and I don’t know how accurate this is to facts but nevertheless it is a positive portrayal of Mary who is often depicted negatively. It is an interesting read.