"There's a message here I would like to see become pervasive."
"Nice Job. I was transported to the Great Sea 2,000 years ago. Credible story, good characters, and a consistent message."
Comments by an early reviewer of Mary's Vision
Mary’s Vision is an historical novel set in first century Palestine and Gaul. Although the novel has a religious setting, it is not primarily about religion, but rather about the desire of Mary Magdalene to teach others about her mentor, Jesus.
But how could she do this in the paternalistic society of the time? Mary would first have to achieve gender equality in a society which held that women couldn’t teach or even talk to men who were not family members, and they could have severe penalties inflicted on them for doing so.
This dilemma might have led to an exciting but potentially dangerous life for the determined Mary Magdalene. This book explores this dilemma.
Mary’s Vision differs in many ways from most novels. It endeavors to give a plausible life to one of the most admired women in history, but one about whom almost nothing is known. It also supports the text with footnotes.
I think you’ll find this novel to be imaginative, well documented, thought provoking, and timely. I hope you will be intrigued by this depiction of Mary Magdalene as an early seeker for gender equality, given that two thousand years later the battle for this basic human right must still continue.