100 Acre Personality Quiz

12 September 2006

A Must Read! The Expected One

About the Book

Two thousand years ago, Mary Magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the rocky wilds of the French Pyrenees, scrolls that contained her own version of the events and characters of the New Testament. Protected by supernatural forces, these sacred scrolls could only be uncovered by a special seeker, one who fulfills the ancient prophecy of the Expected One.

When journalist Maureen Pascal begins the research for a new book, she has no idea that she is stepping into an ancient mystery so secret, so revolutionary, that thousands of people have killed and died for it. As she becomes more deeply immersed in the secret cultures of Southwest France, a long-buried family secret comes to light, and it begins to appear as if the eerie prophecy of the Expected one may indeed be fulfilled.

Maureen’s extraordinary journey takes her from the dusty streets of Jerusalem to the cathedrals of Paris, and ultimately to the scrolls themselves. She must unravel clues that link history’s great artistic masters including Botticelli and Jean Cocteau; the Medici, Bourbon, and Borgia dynasties; and great scientific minds like Leonardo da Vinci and Isaac Newton. Ultimately, she, and the reader, come face to face with Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene, John the Baptist, Judas, and Salome in the pages of a deeply moving and powerful new gospel, the life of Jesus told by Mary Magdalene.

About the Painting

Madonna of the Magnificat (1480-1481) by Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Boticelli painted a number of portraits that are said to represent Mary Magdalene and contain clues about her bloodline and her gospel. This painting shows Mary in her signature red dress and cloak, holding her baby, and writing her gospel.


P88hBear said...

We all know that with my past history I am a little tainted on the whole organized religion topic. Even if you are too, the story in and of itself is captivating.

BettyMac said...

Sounds like a good book to me... kind of like The Gospels of Thomas. I'll see if I can find the book here. By the way, I'm not crazy about organized religion, either... after all, look what has gotten us into every war known to man... religion. Kind of sad, really, don't see why we can't live and let live.