Mar 19, 12
Read in March, 2012
The 411 by Maria:
The Way is beautifully written from the first page. It is about Anna, a girl in Palestine who losses her mother, Mari after the birth of her stillborn baby brother. Her father eventually disguises her as a boy and sells her to passing shepherds. To survive Anna takes the name that was to be her brother's (Jesus).
Jesus becomes a great shepherd. Eventually Jesus is hurt and wakes in a society of woman who practice The Way. The followers of The Way, honor and worship the Mother and creation instead of God so they are in hiding from those who believe they are evil.
I found the book to be very interesting. When Anna became Jesus the Shepherd I figured where the book was going although I was a little late. Her mother is Mari and her father Yosef so I am sure many readers got it.
Kristen Wolf's take on the bible was indeed page turning and utterly creative. Completely understand why Oprah took notice.
BTW...the book trailer is truly beautiful.