The Gospel of Mary Magdala: Jesus and the First woman Apostle

The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman ApostleThe Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle by Karen L. King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Gospel of Mary Magdala is a very interesting read. This is just one of many books on the subject but I found it to be deeply moving and it made me very curious about the rest of the lost Gospels.

This books takes a look at the rediscovered texts and the way in which the early Christian Church was just as divided in the early days as it is now. There were some very different understandings of Christ’s message before Constantine came along and insisted that everyone believe the same thing, a very imperial stance that we now take for granted.

The Gospel of Mary not only shines a light on the lack of Patriarchy in Christ’s actions but also gives us teachings about finding the Kingdom of God within first so that it can be brought forth in the world. It brings us back to the idea that God wants us to act rather than simply believe a set of man made rules.

It’s very scholarly so it can be a bit dry for those of you who prefer a bit of excitement but if you are looking for help in shifting your perception from the inconsistencies of cannon chosen in the 325 AD by bishops trying to appease the Empire, this book may be for you.

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