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The Expected One by Kathleen McGowan
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Jan 11, 09

Read in January, 2009

I really enjoyed this book. It offers a well-thought out argument to the possibiliy of the existence of a hidden gospel of Mary Magdelene. The writings themselves as depicted were realistic and believable, and served to humanize Jesus and explain some things that are only briefly touched on in the New Testament. The tone of the book was uplifting despite the intruigue and occasional violence. It is not a copycat Da Vinci Code book where there are endless puzzles and many twists and turns, although there are similarities with messages communicated through art.

The author seems to believe that she was a direct descendent of MM and Jesus and was chosen to find the writings and bring them to light. She chose to write it as a novel as she did not have enough concrete proof to have it be otherwise. I am not sure how much of the book is "fictionalized", but it does seem a stretch that the author actually found these writings and we have only heard of it through her own book. If she did find them, similar to the recent finding of Judas' gospel, wouldn't it make news? Or if they should be hidden from public knowledge for the time being, why would someone
allow her to write this book??

I still am looking forward to the next book, where I assume she either finds or will attempt to find "The Book of Love", the actual writings of Jesus.
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message 1: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen McGowan Thanks you so much for your review!!

Kathleen sincerely appreciates your support. I hope you like TBOL as much:)

We are so excited to announce TBOL debuted on the N.Y. Times bestseller list!

Also:
There will be several pieces of music added at Kathleen's website over the next few days. Links haven't been posted yet but here is a link to one piece http://kathleenmcgowan.com/The_Cathar...

I hope you enjoy


Tom

Web Communications for Kathleen McGowan


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