The Mary Magdalene cover up.
This book is awesome!
If you have any spiritual or philosophic curiosity about Jesus, you really must read it.
It is such a shame Jesus never sat down with a scribe and had him write down his views. Reading this well-written book about THE apostle of the apostles, Mary Magdalene, is such a blessing, a fresh breeze of good knowledge.
If you are a woman raised in a Jewish-catholic tradition, you must read it too.
It is far beyond shameful how the Catholic Church has censored and distorted so much information about this revolutionary thinker that was Jesus. Even more shameful they keep on trying to pin on women the fault for men being so prone to excessive testosteronic lust. Far beyond shameful still is that they did with Mary Magdalene, a beautiful, courageous, independent-thinking and intelligent women the usual thing men do when they want to declassify a strong women: call her a bitch.
Just a few months ago I was talking with a catholic priest about homosexuality in the church and he said more homosexuals men are being made because teenage girls are taking birth control pills and the hormones are getting to the drinking water. Then he said they ( the homosexual priests) should be forgiven since "Mary Magdalene was also a sinner and was forgiven", as long as they stay chaste. Forty years after the Vatican corrected this information ( that Mary Magdalene was the same woman as the prostitute that Jesus saved ) and the catholic priests are still calling Jesus' favorite girlfriend a whore. And now apparently some of them think sexually active teenage girls are creating homosexual men... As if.
Thousands of years later and so many people still think in the same outdated fashion-that men are spiritually superior to women. Look at the crime rates and who commits most of them and you might want to review this notion.
Ms de Boer is extremely knowledgeable and it shows in every page.
You can tell she has dedicated a looooot of time studying the matter.
This is not her only book about it, and I intend to read her other pieces too.
She reminds me of the autistic character on the movie "Rain man" when he looks at the matches fallen on the floor and instantly knows how many are there.
Although she is certainly not autistic, she does seem to be able to get any piece of the Mary Magdalene puzzle dispersed on a table and tell exactly where does it fit, what does it probably mean, and in what context did it happen.
It is a very thorough book. So thorough I had to read it in intervals. I am still digesting it and trying to figure out what to do with its information. It opens a whole set of doors and windows and some of the views are not, and maybe will never be, completely clear.
But it is fascinating to see so much more.
Didn't like the cover though. Not beautiful enough for such an honorable woman. [...]