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And the companion (Consort) was Mary of Magdala (Mary Magdalene). The Lord loved Mary more than all the other disciples and he kissed her often on her mouth (the text is missing here and the word "mouth" is assumed). The others saw his love for Mary and asked him: "Why do you love her more than all of us?" The Savior replied, "Why do I not love you in the same way I love her?" (The Gospel of Philip)

Peter said to Mary; "Sister we know that the Savior loved you more than all other women. Tell us the words of the Savior that you remember and know, but we have not heard and do not know. Mary answered him and said; "I will tell you what He hid from you." (The Gospel of Mary Magdalene)

Seizing on the texts above, writers of both fiction and nonfiction allowed their pens to run freely amidst conjecture and postulation of marriage and children between Jesus and Mary Magdalene. The writers of The Da Vinci Code and Holy Blood, Holy Grail took these passages and expanded them into storylines that have held audiences captive with anticipation. Did Jesus take Mary to be his wife? Could the couple have produced children? Gnostic theology leaves open the possibility.

©2006 Joseph B. Lumpkin (P)2017 Joseph B. Lumpkin

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I fell in love with the narrator

Would you listen to The Gnostic Gospels of Philip, Mary Magdalene, and Thomas again? Why?

yes, the information was well organized and well presented. And I like the narrator's voice and style.

What other book might you compare The Gnostic Gospels of Philip, Mary Magdalene, and Thomas to and why?

The Book of Enoch A Complete Guide and Reference, The Book of Giants and the First and Second Books of Enoch; all because of the narrator.

Any additional comments?

If I hadn't heard the Book of Enoch A complete Guide and Reference first, this title would have made me want to check out other titles that Dennis Logan has narrated and listen to them all.

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Interesting, but poor narrating and editing

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Don't know enough about the subject to comment on the accuracy or not.

Would you be willing to try another one of Dennis Logan’s performances?

Probably not. Not only did he narrate in what I was calling his "Monster Truck Announcer" voice (THIS SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! WE'LL SELL YOU THE WHOLE SEAT BUT YOU'LL ONLY NEED THE EDDDGGGEEE!!!"), but it was so poorly edited as to be distracting. His vocal flubs and retakes were left in as is, so it was hard to listen to him flub a line and then repeat the same line once or twice more (although to be fair, that was the result of the editor and not Logan's performance).

2 of 5 people found this review helpful