Item description for Unveiling Mary Magdalene DVD by Liz Curtis Higgs...
Overview A novel and entertaining approach to Bible study! Closely paralleling Scripture, Higgs's book opens with a fictional account of a madwoman adrift in 21st-century Chicago. Then dashing the myths and misconceptions, Higgs offers a verse-by-verse examination of Mary Magdalene and her life-changing encounters with Christ. Includes discussion questions. (Previously published as Mad Mary.)
Publishers Description The veil has been lifted. Discover the Gospel truth about the most myth-understood woman of the New Testament. Was Mary Magdalene a prostitute? An adulteress? The wife of Jesus? An ancient goddess? Liz Curtis Higgs, best-selling author of "Bad Girls of the Bible "and" Really Bad Girls of the Bible, " combines heartfelt contemporary fiction with extensive biblical research to bring to life the "real "Mary Magdalene of the Bible. With her own eyes, she saw him. With her own ears, she heard him. With her own hands, she touched him. " Unveiling Mary Magdalene" opens with the fictional journey of Mary Margaret Delaney, a madwoman adrift in modern Chicago. Her moving story, closely paralleling the biblical account, is followed by a verse-by-verse study of the first-century Mary Magdalene and her life-changing encounters with the Christ. "Liz has done it again What hope and promise this will bring." "--Kay Arthur " "The unforgettable portrait of a courageous woman." "--Rebecca St. James "
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Record Label WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.6" Width: 5.26" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date May 17, 2005
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 1400072115 ISBN13 9781400072118
Availability 0 units.
More About Liz Curtis Higgs
Liz Curtis Higgs is an award-winning speaker who has addressed audiences from more than 1500 platforms all over the world since 1986, encouraging women to grow in faith and joy. She is the author of twenty books - including the bestsellers Bad Girls of the Bible, Really Bad Girls of the Bible, and Mad Mary.
Liz is the author of more than 30 books, with 4.5 million copies in print. Her latest release, The Women of Christmas, is a heartwarming Bible study wrapped inside a beautiful gift book. Verse by verse, Liz unpacks the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, who each welcome the Christ child into the world in a marvelous and miraculous way.
In her best-selling Bad Girls of the Bible series, Liz breathed new life into ancient tales about the most infamous—and intriguing—women in history, from Jezebel to Mary Magdalene. Scripturally sound and cutting-edge fresh, these popular titles have helped more than one million women around the world experience God’s grace anew.
With The Girl’s Still Got It, Liz offered a twenty-first century take on the book of Ruth, dishing out meat and milk, substance and style, in a highly readable, always entertaining, and deeply personal journey with one of the Good Girls of the Bible.
Liz also spent a decade as an award-winning columnist for Today’s Christian Woman magazine. Her articles have appeared in Faith&Friends in Canada, WomanAlive in Great Britain, and Enhance in Australia.
Liz Curtis Higgs currently resides in the state of Kentucky.
Liz Curtis Higgs has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Unveiling Mary Magdalene DVD?
Informative, entertaining and spiritually moving... Mar 25, 2008
Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for ReviewYourBook.com, 3/08 Unveiling Mary Magdalene was previously published as Mad Mary. I am glad Ms. Higgs changed the name. This wonderful Biblical character deserved a superior title. Liz Curtis Higgs is the expert (in my opinion) when it comes to insight into women of the Bible. Unveiling Mary Magdalene begins with a fictional account of Mary Delaney. Mary is mentally ill; she was drawn to a church where she finds grace, forgiveness, love, and acceptance. Her church family assists her in cleaning up her home and finding homes for her numerous cats. Farris C. (a great play on words) was the epitome of a modern day Pharisee. The second section of this book begins at chapter nine. This is the non-fiction section. I find it gratifying that someone is willing to tell the true story of Mary Magdalene. There are many myths circulating about this wonderful woman; she was not a prostitute, nor was she the lover or wife of Jesus Christ. Mary was most likely a middle-aged woman, possibly a widow with an income. She was a woman that had demons cast out of her. She was respected, and she is mentioned by name in the Bible as one of the followers of Christ. Liz Curtis Higgs has a gift for writing with wit and drama. Her style is over the top; however, that does not detract from her research and knowledge. Each chapter has discussion questions, and there is an in-depth study guide that can be purchased separately. Currently I am leading a co-ed study of this book. The members of this group are enjoying it. They have found the study both informative and entertaining. Even more importantly, they have found it spiritually moving. Kudos to Ms. Higgs. She has done it again. Unveiling Mary Magdalene is a must read!
A dose of encouraging reality Jan 11, 2007
Wow! This book is fabulous. Written with typical Liz humor and deep insight, this book is a must for anyone who wants to really understand Mary Magdalene. Liz lets us know why most of our perceptions about Mary Magdalene are erroneous. She also has that wonderful ability to modernize the story for us. We see a fictional modern woman and situation juxtaposed against the scriptural Mary. This really brings Mary to life. If you've read the DaVinci Code, you'll want to compare the two Marys represented.
I can also recommend Bad Girls of the Bible and Really Bad Girls of the Bible by the same author, who describes herself as a "former bad girl." Funny, moving, and meaningful.
terrific two-part combo May 27, 2004
?The Story?. On an icy Chicago day, Pastor Jake Stauros of Calvary Fellowship sees the desperate mumbling woman in her Goodwill wardrobe struggling to walk so he offered her help. Mary Margaret Delaney pretends to ignore his kindness and just keeps slipping, and incoherently saying ?Luna?. Jake truly wants to help her, but wonders how to reach Mary Margaret without a miracle as she acts as if demons possess her mind, and soul. Yet with God?s help he has assisted several rag tag muffins now part of the Calvary Fellowship. He will continue to pray for Mary Margaret, show her she is not alone, and optimistically hope she will join them. Mary Margaret?s story is a brilliantly written modern day parable paralleling that of Mary Magdalene so that readers can place a contemporary context on perhaps the bible?s ?baddest girl?.
?The Study?. Will the real Mary Magdalene stand up? Was she a courageous individual who followed Jesus and quickly became more than just a believer, but the person who was honored with being the first to see his reappearance? Was she a prostitute, Jesus? earthly lover or was that bad PR by a male dominated medieval church? Was she possessed by demons? Liz Curtis Higgs answers all the above and more with a thought provoking, well researched look at the New Testament. Using specific references that are easy to follow, Ms. Higgs furbishes a powerful intriguing case of who was the real Mary Magdalene.
UNVEILING MARY MAGDALENE is a terrific two-part combo that provides a wonderful novelette with an insightful biblical study that enables the audience to come away with a full understanding of one of the bible?s ?goodest? girls.