Wednesday, April 11, 2007

What I am reading

It is not often that a book grips me the way this one has. I just bought it yesterday and I can't put it down. It is part one of a series. Here is a quick run down of what the book is about

The Expected One
Kathleen McGowan
About the Book

Two thousand years ago, Mary Magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the rocky wilds of the French Pyrenees, scrolls that contained her own version of the events and characters of the New Testament. Protected by supernatural forces, these sacred scrolls could only be uncovered by a special seeker, one who fulfills the ancient prophecy of the Expected One.

When journalist Maureen Pascal begins the research for a new book, she has no idea that she is stepping into an ancient mystery so secret, so revolutionary, that thousands of people have killed and died for it. As she becomes more deeply immersed in the secret cultures of Southwest France, a long-buried family secret comes to light, and it begins to appear as if the eerie prophecy of the Expected one may indeed be fulfilled.

Maureen’s extraordinary journey takes her from the dusty streets of Jerusalem to the cathedrals of Paris, and ultimately to the scrolls themselves. She must unravel clues that link history’s great artistic masters including Botticelli and Jean Cocteau; the Medici, Bourbon, and Borgia dynasties; and great scientific minds like Leonardo da Vinci and Isaac Newton. Ultimately, she, and the reader, come face to face with Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene, John the Baptist, Judas, and Salome in the pages of a deeply moving and powerful new gospel, the life of Jesus told by Mary Magdalene.



Blogger "Early Bird" said...

Wow...sounds great...I was just thinking this Easter of all the many "women" that were involved, I mean they saw the empty tomb first after all!

April 11, 2007 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Maureen McGowan said...

I still haven't tried her books... They sound interesting.

I found your blog entry with Google Alerts... I have an alert set up for Maureen McGowan and it found both names in your post. Too funny! Nice to meet you :-)

April 11, 2007 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Kati said...

Wow.... Sounds like a fabulous read!!! I'll have to keep my eyes open for that one.

April 12, 2007 at 2:48 PM  
Blogger Mama Kelly said...

ooo sounds like something right up my alley

thanks for the summary

Mama Kelly

April 13, 2007 at 7:46 PM  

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