The Secret Gospel of Mary Magdalene by Michele Roberts

The Secret Gospel of Mary Magdalene by Michèle Roberts

This was the story of Jesus from A woman’s perspective. It’s also about Mary Magdalene’s relationship with Jesus. It is a book of revelation, that embraces a different aspect of Christianity- women are equal with men and their spirituality is recognised and celebrated.
I have read this over the Easter weekend, which felt quite apt. Putting aside any Christian beliefs, I love the old and new Testaments for the wonderful stories that they are and I always enjoy stories re- worked from the woman’s viewpoint. I really enjoyed this.

Palm Sunday

Today, Sunday 5th April 2020 is Palm Sunday in the Christian calendar. It commemorates the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1–9), when palm branches were placed in his path, before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his crucifixion on Good Friday. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of Lent.