Imagine the Messiah came today as TV talent show judge. Imagine that his healing powers made medicare, drugs drink shopping and our other addictions redundant. The Miracle Man charts two years in the life of a modern day Messiah who is judge on The Miracle Mile (America's Got Talent). Living in the spotlight every move he makes is splashed all over the media. The book follows the exact chronology of the four Gospels of the New Testament, featuring every major character and updating every story to make it relevant for the secular world of today. Josh Gardner harnesses the world of the media to launch a celebrity led peaceful liberation of Tibet and an extraordinary U turn in Chinese policy. But a man this powerful is too much of a threat to the world order. Josh's PR guru Jude Isaacs (Judas Iscariot) believes that the greatest publicity coup would come from a live on air assassination. After all Josh will complete the story by rising again won't he.
Maggy Whitehouse is a minister in an independent sacramental church, an astrologer and a stand-up comedian as well as a prolific author on prosperity consciousness, Bible history and metaphysics and Kabbalah.
Her books include 'Prosperity Teachings of the Bible Made Easy,' 'Total Kabbalah, ' 'From Credit Crunch to Pure Prosperity' and the best-selling 'Miracle Man' (O-Books), a novel about a modern-day messiah who is a judge on the US X Factor. Imagine a Simon Cowell figure as Christ.
Her other fiction and non-fiction books include practical and easy-to-understand guides to Kabbalah, the Spiritual Laws of Prosperity and the life and times of women in Biblical times.
Maggy trained as a journalist and has worked in print media, radio and television including the BBC World Service. She was the UK's second female breakfast DJ on local radio and an assistant producer on the fabled Pebble Mill at One.
She wrote her first book, China By Rail, in 1987 after spending six summers travelling around China - and met her first husband while filming two ITV documentaries in China a year later. Henry Barley died a year after their wedding in 1990 and it was the hospital chaplain who told Maggy that, as an atheist, Henry could not go to heaven, who inspired her to start investigating alternatives to her previous 'armchair Christianity.'
This search was intensified after she came out the winner in a brief encounter with an eight-foot barracuda off the Barrier Reef in Australia...
Maggy is a qualified teacher of healing in two disciplines and studied Kabbalah with Z'ev ben Shimon Halevi for sixteen years. She has written three Kabbalistic novels, 'The Book of Deborah,' ' Into the Kingdom' and 'Leaves of the Tree' about a fictional adopted sister of Jesus of Nazareth, and is an acknowledged expert both on the life and times of women in Biblical times and also in Kabbalistic interpretations of the New Testament.
She teaches seminars and workshops in the UK, USA and Europe and is just as happy speaking to Masons in Washington DC as to congregations of traditional and New Thought Churches and local holistic fairs. In 2011 she is teaching in the UK, USA, France, Czech Republic and Romania.
Maggy is co-founder of the Midlands holistic magazine, The Tree of Life, and has taught workshops in Kabbalah, Prosperity Consciousness and Comparative Religion in the UK, USA, Europe, Russia and Israel since 1993. She was the founder-producer of the BBC's now-defunct spirituality website, which was morphed into the corporation's Religion & Ethics site.
In 2007 she was ordained into The Apostolic Church of the Risen Christ, an independent sacramental church. She is now visiting lecturer in Judaism and Kabbalah for the UK Interfaith Seminary.
In 2012 she began a new venture as a stand-up comedian and is now gigging in London and the South West.
Maggy lives in Devon, England, with her husband, Peter Dickinson.