Writing about what I have been reading and encountering in the media.
| Watterson, Megan, Mary Magdalene Revealed: The First Apostle, Her Feminist Gospel, and the Christianity We Haven’t Tried Yet, Hay House, Audible, performed by the Author, 07/09/19.
Mary Magdalene, the much-maligned companion of Christ, wrote a gospel that was banned in the 4th century, hidden in the desert, and rediscovered in the late 20th century. Megan Watterson, a theologian, went to great lengths to learn all she could about Mary Magdalene and then to share what she learned in this inspiring book, as well as through preaching and teaching. Throughout the book, the author quotes from the Gospel of Mary and then applies what she learns from that to her search. Ms. Watterson traveled to France to learn all she could there and shares her experiences as she traced the steps and learned the traditions that developed around the person many believe is the post-crucifixion Mary Magdalene. Along the way, the author learns “the prayer of the heart,” a meditation technique that is compatible with, and that enriches the writing in the Book of Mary. Not the first person to say so, Ms. Watterson describes the inner process that leads to the deep and spiritual love Jesus taught us is the center of Christianity. I very much enjoyed this book and the author’s enthusiasm for the subject and hope to read it again.