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The Magdalene Mystery

By Christine Sunderland


Ten years ago a gunman opened fire in a parking lot, killing her parents. No one ever found out why. But a trip to Rome might reveal the truth. Thirty-year-old Kelly Roberts receives a mysterious envelope from her late godfather, director of a news service dedicated to exposing media lies, summoning her to Rome for a promising legacy. After losing her job, Kelly, a single parent, fears for herself and her five-year-old son. She could sure use the money implied in her godfather's letter, but she can't afford to go to Rome, she can't leave Matt, and she can't take him with her. Even stranger, the note says to contact Daniel Weaver, a professor familiar with Rome. To receive the legacy, Kelly must first locate her godfather's hidden research on Mary Magdalene. Accompanied by thirty-five-year-old Daniel, Kelly embarks on the journey of a lifetime, finding clues in Rome basilicas, the Apostles' Creed, and her godfather's letters. But she is shadowed by another professor who preys on the young, both online and on campus. Desperate to find the manuscript that could expose him as an academic fraud, he is willing to do anything to keep that from happening...even murder. Unlock the Magdalene mystery...and the power of historical truth. "A gripping tale surprisingly easy to read. So much Gnostic and sub-Gnostic nonsense has been written about Mary Magdalene that it comes as a relief, as well as a pleasure, to read The Magdalene Mystery. Truth is often stranger than fiction-and much more fascinating."-MICHAEL DONLEY, Ph.D., author of St Mary Magdalen in Provence, The Coffin and the Cave. "The Magdalene Mystery has history, intrigue, romance, and predatory Internet behavior. Where else can you see a single parent and a theology professor compete with a cyber-predator to find a manuscript revealing the real St. Mary Magdalene? It made me yearn to visit Rome again!"-Paul S. Russell, Ph.D., author of Looking Through the World to See What's Really There. Don't miss Christine Sunderland's stellar Trilogy--Pilgrimage, Offerings, Inheritance--set in breathtakingly beautiful settings, or Hana-Lani.

Book Takeaway:

A more solid foundation of historical truth for our reasonable faith in the Resurrection.

Why the author wrote this book:

I wanted to write a Christian answer to Dan Brown's distortions in The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, and and in the process explore the way we do New Testament scholarship.


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