Publisher description for The Magdalene gospel / Mary Ellen Ashcroft.

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Counter Jesus touched the lives of many women with  compassion, love, and forgiveness. However, the story of  the women who followed Jesus goes almost unnoticed  in the gospels. The Magdalene  Gospel shatters the centuries of silence imposed on  these women. Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of  Jesus, and others devoted their lives to Jesus; they  gave up everything for him, because he had given  them everything. As Jesus gave his life for them,  these women shared his pain at the foot of the  cross, and risked their lives by caring for his  crucified body. In the dark nights and gloomy days  between Jesus' death and his resurrection, Mary  Magdalene and the other women tried to make sense of  their Lord's tragic end. This is their story.  The Magdalene Gospel tells the very  personal, moving stories of how Jesus changed people's  lives. Stricken with the unspeakable pain of  losing Jesus, Mary Magdalene and her friends grieve,  cry, and care for one another. They emerge from this  dark hour by caring for others, as Jesus had cared  for them. Weakly, but then with increasing  strength, they give voice to the depth of their love of  Jesus and their reasons for following him. In  sharing their stories, Mary Magdalene and her sister  mourners begin to shed the burden of grief. No other  book allows women disciples to tell their own  stories. This fresh perspective, presented in a  captivatingly personal, yet very accessible style,  enlivens the well-known story of Jesus. The  Magdalene Gospel is good news for  everyone.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Mary Magdalene, Saint Fiction, Bible, N, T, Gospels History of Biblical events Fiction, Christian women saints Fiction, Women in the Bible Fiction, Jesus Christ Fiction