Miriamne the Magdala (Yeshua and Miri #1) by J.B. Richards
Let me start with a confession. Anything and everything I know about religion comes from the following three sources:
- “Like a Prayer” by Madonna
- Jesus Christ Superstar by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
- Random Portuguese old ladies
I don’t read book reviews but I didn’t need a sign from God to know that Miriamne the Magdala (Yeshua and Miri #1) had religious content. Bolt of lightning be damned, Twitter has you covered. In all honesty, I was scared. I doubted my “random Portuguese old ladies” lessons could get me through it. A few chapters in I realized my lack of knowledge was a blessing. You can be the best damn Bible thumper in the Belt or the best damn Atheist on Rodeo Drive and still enjoy this book.
Why? Because it’s a love story.
Once this dumbass finally figured out that Yeshua was Jesus, I must say I was sprinting to the confessional.
“Forgive me Father for I have sinned. It has been…um…well…my whole life since my last confession.”
“What are your sins my child?”
“Well Jesus is…I mean…Jesus makes me…He’s hot! Christ! Oops…I take that back.”
Well that went well. 10 hail Marys?
The love that develops between Yeshua and Miri is truly angelic. Starting with childlike excitement and transforming into adult desires, their love is something to envy and masterly written by J.B. Richards.
Speaking of masterly written, never have I had such a vivid reading experience. The detail is celestial. Every piece of jewelry, every garden flower, every veil and robe all formed on the empty canvas of my mind with her words.
And for the love of God, if don’t fall for the troupe of testosterone, I will personally pray for you. I’ll visit How to Pray: 9 Steps (with Pictures) – wikiHow first but, I will pray. James, Joses, Judas and Simeon…will give you a reason to swoon (and drink). Troubled but true, the antics of the quartet is a story in itself.
As the Commander does so often, I raise my glass to toast J.B. Richards on her craftsmanship. I commend the undertaking. The journey to gather such treasures is no easy task and I am thankful for her sacrifice. Miriamne the Magdala is a heavenly portrayal of a heavenly life. Mazel Tov!
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