Mary Magdalene Revealed: The First Apostle, Her Feminist Gospel & the Christianity We Haven't Tried Yet

Mary Magdalene Revealed: The First Apostle, Her Feminist Gospel & the Christianity We Haven't Tried Yet

--WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER-- The Gospel of Mary Magdalene reveals a very different love story from the one we've come to refer to as Christianity. Harvard-trained theologian Meggan Watterson leads us verse by verse through Mary's gospel to illuminate the powerful teachings it contains.

A gospel, as ancient and authentic as any of the gospels that the Christian bible contains, was buried deep in the Egyptian desert after an edict was sent out in the 4th century to have all copies of it destroyed. Fortunately, some rebel monks were wise enough to refuse-and thanks to their disobedience and spiritual bravery, we have several manuscripts of the only gospel that was written in the name of a woman: The Gospel of Mary Magdalene.

Mary's gospel reveals a radical love that sits at the heart of the Christian story. Her gospel says that we are not sinful; we are not to feel ashamed or unworthy for being human. In fact, our purpose is to be fully human, to be a "true human being"- that is, a person who has remembered that, yes, we are a messy, limited ego, and we are also a limitless soul.

And all we need to do is to turn inward (again and again); to meditate, like Mary Magdalene, in the way her gospel directs us, so that we can see past the ego of our own little lives to what's more real, and lasting, and infinite, and already here, within.

With searing clarity, Watterson explains how and why Mary Magdalene came to be portrayed as the penitent prostitute and relates a more historically and theologically accurate depiction of who Mary was within the early Christ movement. And she shares how this discovery of Mary's gospel has allowed her to practice, and to experience, a love that never ends, a love that transforms everything.

Title:Mary Magdalene Revealed: The First Apostle, Her Feminist Gospel & the Christianity We Haven't Tried Yet
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781401954901
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    Mary Magdalene Revealed: The First Apostle, Her Feminist Gospel & the Christianity We Haven't Tried Yet Reviews

  • Jen

    InspiringShe speaks to my soul. I’ve never agreed with the version of the Bible dictated to us through a man’s lens, the men-only club, etc. and have often stated this is some man’s interpretati...

  • Erin

    For as long as I can remember, I have felt that I was searching for something. Becoming a Christian in my early twenties and belonging to a church community was the closest I ever came to feeling as t...

  • Claire

    The cover looks kind of conservative, yet this actually reads like a memoir. I loved it.Each chapter is prefaced by a short epigram, a quote from one of the verses of the lost gospel of Mary Magdalene...

  • Rita

    I gave up on this one. I was hoping for a more historical account, maybe a translation of what remains of the gospel of Mary, but this is just a personal memoir riddled with poor (invented?) translati...

  • David E. Schutt

    EavesdroppingI feel as though, as a male,if been evesdropping. By this I mean reading a book based on scarcity of unity and non dual. while was reading it I found myself squeezing to be included in so...

  • Marla

    If you are interested in feminist religious philosophy and Christianity, this book might be for you. I wanted to know more about the gospel of Mary, but this book only took snippets and sermonized the...

  • Mr Andrew Naughton

    But was it?A book that I was expecting to read about Mary Magdalene's Gnostic scriptures. In the main i enjoyed reading this book as I found it informative, and insightful. However, for me, the glarin...

  • Joe Harlan

    Hmmmm. I was really looking forward to reading this book. I ended up reading a book by someone who was unwilling to accept the status quo in religious doctrine. I'm not going to say that everything s...

  • Rama

    The sacred embrace of Mary The Gospel of Mary Magdalene presents a radical interpretation of Jesus' teachings as a path to inner spiritual knowledge. Both the content and the message lead inward towar...

  • Beth

    This was nearly an interesting book because Watterson is a bona fide scholar of these ancient texts but unfortunately it is largely an account of her own up-and-down life delivered in jokey, blog-styl...