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by Elizabeth Cunningham

  • ISBN: 0976684322
  • Category: Christian Books
  • Author: Elizabeth Cunningham
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Monkfish Book Publishing; First Edition edition (April 1, 2007)
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • FB2 size: 1476 kb
  • EPUB size: 1943 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
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Magdalen Rising book. Magdalen Rising: The Beginning. The fact that Cunningham comes from a long line of Episcopal ministers makes them even more interesting.

Magdalen Rising : The Beginning. Book in the Maeve Chronicles Series). Daughter of the Shining Isles" was my first exposure to the work of Elizabeth Cunningham, and now I understand why the word "luminous" is so often associated with her writing.

The prequel to The Passion of Mary Magdalen. Elizabeth Cunningham. Monkfish Book Publishing, 5 февр. This amazing book could well become a classic of women's literature. -Booklist, named one of the "Year's Ten Best Fantasy Books". Young Magdalen and Jesus, brimming with youthful charm and arrogance, find each other and fall in love, forging a bond that is stronger than death. Their pleasure is overshadowed by a brilliant but unbalanced druid who knows a perilous secret about Maeve's past. The prequel to The Passion of Mary Magdalen.

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Elizabeth Cunningham Born in 1953, Elizabeth Cunningham is a direct descendant of nine . This is the premise of Elizabeth Cunningham's Magdalen Rising, (previously published as Daughter of the Shining Isles).

Elizabeth Cunningham Born in 1953, Elizabeth Cunningham is a direct descendant of nine generations of Episcopal priests. It is the "prequel" to The Passion of Mary Magdalen, a feminist, as well as very funny, Gospel retelling in which the titular heroine, a holy whore in the service of goddess worship, loves Jesus both spiritually and in the carnal sense, adding an heretical dimension to what it might mean to be a child of God.

Elizabeth Cunningham (born 1953) is a feminist visionary novelist and author of The Maeve Chronicles, which includes the books The Passion of Mary Magdalen, Magdalen Rising (a prequel).

Elizabeth Cunningham (born 1953) is a feminist visionary novelist and author of The Maeve Chronicles, which includes the books The Passion of Mary Magdalen, Magdalen Rising (a prequel), Bright Dark Madonna and Red-Robed Priestess. Earlier books include The Wild Mother and How To Spin Straw Into Gold. A descendant of nine generations of Episcopal priests, Cunningham expressed the desire to reconcile her Christian origins with a sense of the Divine Feminine

Originally published: Daughter of the shining isles, Station Hill : Barrytown Lt.

Originally published: Daughter of the shining isles, Station Hill : Barrytown Lt. In this Celtic wonder tale, young Maeve and Jesus, brimming with youthful charm and arrogance, find each other and fall in love, forging a bond that is stronger than death. Born to eight warrior-witches on a magical isle, Maeve heads for druid college with high hopes of meeting the Mysterious Other she has glimpsed only in visions and dream.

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“Smart and earthy . . . richly imaginative . . . the epitome of the storyteller’s art.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch (chosen as one of “The Year’s Best Books”)

“This amazing book could well become a classic of women’s literature.”—Booklist (chosen as one of the “Year’s Ten Best Fantasy Books”)

Young Magdalen and Jesus, brimming with youthful charm and arrogance, find each other and fall in love, forging a bond that is stronger than death. Their pleasure is overshadowed by a brilliant but unbalanced druid who knows a perilous secret about Maeve’s past. The prequel to The Passion of Mary Magdalen.


Reviews about Magdalen Rising: The Beginning (The Maeve Chronicles) (7):
Hulbine
This series is so lushly feminine and hilarious and ridiculous and sexy and soulful and clever and biblical and blasphemous and ... sigh, a re-read. A many times over re-read. Don't expect this to be vanilla Christian cookie cutter fiction spew. And neither is it another woman-insulting Magdalene worship/DaVinci Code wannabe/ conspiracy theory/Harlequin Romance masquerading as Historical Fiction. Its in its own category. Its as if someone found the bible without the parts where women were little more than slaves, weak damsels to be rescued, or harlots on trial for having sex and being pretty and having wanton thoughts, etc.. The author has created the best Mary Magdalene I've yet read in a novel. A beautiful, lusty, strong willed, mystical, Jesus loving, God Fearing, No-one fearing, mouthy no nonsense woman that I wish I could know. Heck-I wish I could BE. The author's writing style is gorgeous too-expect to be truly swept away on her words. No its not fluff-don't mistake that for fluff. This series has ass. (And tits lol) And moments of such innocent love and wonder and pain and joy.. Plus the author isn't afraid to fully acknowledge there's magic in bible stories, and then expound upon that. You had better bring your most open mind to this read - I could see some Christians getting uncomfortable with some of the content. please don't let that keep you from this though-its in the best of spirit, and its good good fun. I just adore these! (can't you tell?) ;)
Nalme
This is one of those stories that I'm sad when I reach the end, not because the ending is sad (which it sort of is) but because I want the story to go on. Thankfully it does in the next book!

As far as the story goes, it is obvious there was lots of research done regarding the Celts of that time. I don't know much, but what I do know was portrayed accurately. It's an interesting tale to read. I like the idea of Mary Magdalene as a Celt and Jesus going to a Druid college to study. There are beautiful and vivid descriptions of people and places, as well as magic and mystery. The stories the characters told definitely made me think of how oral history was passed down, and changed with each telling. Before the stories were written, there's no way to tell which is the true version. This book gives us glimpses into the past with a sprinkling of insight into that works and our own. Oh, and I'm in love with Maeve!

The e-book version did have a few typos in it, but it wasn't enough to make me want to quit reading. I'm hoping the print version is lacking these errors as I'm considering purchasing the entire series.
Yannara
Tells the story of the early years of Mary Magdalene in a way both fanciful and plausible. Cunningham's Mary is the Feminist archetype, outspoken, bold, courageous. She will appeal to all who are interested in Paganism, particularly of the Great Goddess religions. While the Holy Bible presents Mary as a reformed prostitute devoted to Jesus, too many questions are not addressed, such as "WHY" was she his favorite and most beloved follower? Cunningham's Mary is no mere follower, but a profoundly powerful equal in many ways. To read any one of the three books in the Maeve Chronicles is to eagerly seek out the other books. The reader wants to know every facet of her life.
Questanthr
Spoiler Alert: Interesting, imaginative, if a bit preposterous story of Mary Magdalen as a Celtic princess who meets Jesus when he is studying with the Druids. It's written from a modern point of view with asides to the reader, which I found a little disconcerting. The characters are well-developed and complex, though I didn't find them very likable. Well-written and unique. I haven't read the rest of the series. Perhaps this makes more sense if you have.
Agamaginn
To start with-yes this book "Daughter of the shining isles" and you shouldn't waste your money if you already own that book. But by the time I heard of that novel, it was out of print and expensive to obtain. So I went with the newly published, changed title version.

And I loved it. Really, really loved it. As a pagan, a woman and a lover of literature and history.

So lets say that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were cosmic twins of a sort-both born under that shining star-only Jesus was born in Bethlehem (but in a cave not a stable) and Mary (Maeve) on a semi-mythical island of women on Britain's western shore. That they meet in visions and dreams and finally at druid school on the Isle of Mona. Who knows-maybe it could have happened. Lots of people think Jesus might have been in England at some point.

I was raised without any influence from the Christian faith (except that which is gained through osmosis simple from living in America) so I can't speak to the Christian implications and inside jokes and hidden meaning in the book. But I can say that if you can accept it without feeling obliged to yell out "Blasphemy!" then you will find some kind of statement of faith inside these pages you can relate to.

In addition to the faith element of this novel there is a huge humor strain-even about the heaviest of subjects (and there is a great deal of heavy subjects. If you can't stand sorrow, fear, and sacrifice-don't read this.) Maeve's narration is at times laugh out funny, at times a little gross with potty jokes and a few too many references to functions of the female body. But it all evens out leaving you hopeless entwined with her story by page five. And the sense that are you reading about more than just a girl who got caught up in history by a quirk of fate. Maeve was meant for such things. Fated to be....a god? Goddess? Or just Maeve....Maeve the brave....

Five stars.
Bladecliff
This series is brilliant and I'm surprised it is not better known. In the tradition of the Mary Stewart Merlin series, this is sort of a "truth behind the legend" approach to Mary Magdalene's story, casting her a a young Celtic woman, raised by women and resented by the men in power for her independence. A very engaging story continued in a series. Great read to get lost in!

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