Raised like sisters, Mariamne and Salome are indulged with riches and learning - a rare thing for females in ancient Jerusalem. But Mariamne has a further gift: an illness has left her with the power of prophecy. After seven years in exile, they return to a Judea, where many now believe John the Baptizer is the messiah. Salome too begins to believe, but Mariamne, now called Magdalene, is drawn to his cousin, Yeshu'a, a man touched by the divine in the same way she was during her days of illness.
I loved the risks the author took with this story. She was really willing to give up preconceptions and step inside her characters and tell it like she saw it. The result is a lovely novel that I found compelling from beginning to end. Each character is fully fleshed out ... and I can almost believe this is all Truth. I read for a living, and when I read something in my "free" time, it better be good. I found myself setting aside extra time to listen to this book.
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Years before she became the celebrated speaker and Unity minister she is today, Edwene Gaines was raising her daughter in abject poverty. Overwhelmed and terrified, she turned toward her faith for reassurance, sustenance, and finally for direction. What seemed impossible at the time, she did anyway. She gave away 10 percent of every cent that came to her, and when her income tripled in a matter of six months, she knew it was the work of God.
I heard Edwene Gaines speak a few years ago, and was impressed with how funny she is. Her stories are hysterical and to the point, and very moving. Meanwhile, her advice - when practiced - is spot on. Tithing doesn't work unless you do it ... and the other four principles are just as important ... but when I started to apply this material, I found miracles starting to occur. I've listened to this more than once. Very good prosperity book.
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