By Joan Wolf
She used to be a widow, a businesswoman, an adulteress.
In her lifetime, she knew homicide, prejudice, and religion. She reworked from a Jewish woman eager for kin to at least one of the nearest acquaintances of Jesus of Nazareth -- the Son of God.
HER identify used to be MARY MAGDALENE.
In this fictionalized tale of 1 of the Bible's such a lot compelling girls, long island instances best-selling writer Joan Wolf superbly recreates the historical past, romance, and culture of Mary's global. Daughter of Jerusalem follows Mary's existence from her past love via her loveless marriage, to the instant she heard of a miracle employee in her personal city -- and finally to the instant she observed Him risen from the dead.
As this inspiring chronicle reminds us, Mary was once the 1st to witness history's maximum second. She was once a lady who sought forgiveness for her sins, and a follower of God who yearned for a deeper religion. She used to be Jesus' cherished disciple. learn Mary Magdalene's tale and end up during this awesome woman's trip to find the dominion of God.
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Instead of peace the nations had got more armaments and more debts. Instead of prosperity had come a financial collapse in Wall Street, and all were trembling lest it spread to the rest of the world. XI All this wasn’t the most cheerful line of conversation for a sightseeing jaunt; so Lanny talked about some of the journalists and writers whom he had met at this conference, and forbore to refer to the tragic episode which had cut short his stay in Genoa. But later, when Irma and Rahel had gone back to the yacht, he went for a stroll with Hansi and Bess, and they talked about the Italian Syndicalist leader who had set them to thinking on the subject of social justice.
And how was the man who raised angleworms making out? ” He hoped that, if Ezra Hackabury was dead, some member of his family might be moved to reply. But local officers would hardly know about that old-time misadventure, or crossquestion fashionable people coming ashore from a private yacht; they could hardly check every tourist by the records of the Fascist militi in Rome. Mr. Hackabury had had the same idea. Lanny’s father had been here, trying to get a share; it had been his first fiasco, and the beginning of a chain of them for all parties concerned.
VII The company went ashore in the crowded city, which had once been the capital of the Moslem world, and now was known as Istanbul. ” Through the crowded street came a fire-engine with a great clangor; a modern one, painted a brilliant red—but Lanny saw in imagination the young Zaharoff riding the machine, busy with schemes to collect for his services. Were they still called tulumbadschi? And did they still charge to put out your fire—or to let it burn, as you preferred? ” The Soviet Union was in the middle of the Five-Year Plan, and miracles were confidently expected.