Who was Mary Magdalene?
Was history rewritten? Was she the wife of Jesus, or a prostitute whose life had led her into demonic possession? There are a few broken lines written about her on a tiny Gnostic fragment, but the Gnostic gospels were written to discredit Jesus.
Mary Magdalene is the first book in a trilogy of 1st century novels. This book explores the life of a woman driven into prostitution, bitterness and demon possession, her encounter with Jesus Christ, and total transformation into the ‘apostle to the apostles’. Mary Magdalene brings the gospels to life in a fresh way.
Artilius and Lucius, two Roman soldiers who get involved in the mystery cult of Mithraism end …
up in Jerusalem and beneath the cross of Jesus. This book also looks deeply into the cultural perceptions regarding women in the 1st century and asks why Jesus would choose a woman with the reputation of Mary Magdalene to be the first witness of the greatest event in human history, His resurrection. Perhaps the answer is found in the words He spoke to a judgmental Pharisee as a woman wept on His feet: “He (she) who is forgiven much, loves much”.
Set in Roman occupied Palestine, where Roman soldiers secretly sacrificed to the god Mithra, this is a story of slavery and freedom, lies and deception, love and crucifixion.
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Steve Copland is a self-supported missionary serving the Lord in Ukraine since 2003. He works at the International Christian University (ICU) where he lectures on Biblical Studies, Apologetics and Church History. ICU offers degrees in Business Management and Marketing but is unique in that it provides four courses grounded in Christian teaching.
Steve also works as a volunteer pastor at New Life Church in Kiev where he and his wife Natasha are involved in evangelism and in particular student ministries. The rest of the time he teaches English and writes books.