Friday, December 30, 2016
Very Informative book about the 3 Mary's
I had the pleasure of reading an Advance Review Copy of The Women of Easter: Encounter the Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene by Liz Curtis Higgs. Admittedly, I ordered the book so I could begin Easter preparations and thought this may be an interesting way to approach Easter.
Liz Curtis Higgs helps the reader along as she sets the context for each of the Mary's. Without doing this, the book would be less complete and feel fractured.
She discusses Mary of Bethany's annointing of Jesus for His death and burial; Mary of Nazareth, His mother's constant devotion, even in the midst of not understanding who Jesus was, she was there from start to finish; then Mary Magdalene who was delivered from 7 demons and never stopped following Jesus.
There is a nice section in the back of the book, which has a study guide and questions for review. There are a number of footnotes, which showed the research put into the writing of this book.
Overall, this was an easy to read and informative book. I would recommend it to those wanting to learn more in a user / reader friendly version.
I received this book from www.bloggingforbooks.com in exchange for an unbiased review of this book.