Monday, July 15, 2013


New York Times Best-Selling Author Joan Wolf Sheds Light on Scripture’s Most Mysterious Woman

“Why would Jesus seek out Mary Magdalene as the first person He appeared to after His resurrection?”

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.—One of Scripture’s most mysterious and often misunderstood women, Mary Magdalene, tells her story in her own words in the latest novel from prolific author Joan Wolf. In her new release, Daughter of Jerusalem, Wolf gives readers a fictionalized account of this complex, yet remarkable woman—and one of Jesus’ most faithful followers. Readers will love this first-person account of all that took Mary from her traumatic early life to eyewitness of the glory of the resurrection.

Mary Magdalene is famous for being a sinful woman. In Wolf’s account we see those sins as well as her triumph as Jesus’ beloved disciple. Cheated of an early love by her guardian, she is forced into marriage with a rich old man. Captivated by a Roman senator’s son, she turns away from her heritage and is almost permanently lost to the morality of the Jewish law. Then she meets Jesus of Nazareth. Is it true that he is the Messiah she has heard so much about? Can he really change her life? Is she good enough to be his disciple? Can he really be her Savior?

In Daughter of Jerusalem, New York Times best-selling Wolf skimps on no detail as she gives life to this fascinating yet mysterious woman. Readers will love seeing a living, breathing picture of the often misunderstood Mary—a woman who, though damaged, became Jesus’ friend while He walked the earth. Daughter of Jerusalem is told in three parts, each covering a different portion of Mary’s life. Readers will quickly identify with Mary, a flawed woman of deep faith who, in the end, used her wealth and influence to serve Jesus. Perfect for individual reading or book club discussion, Daughter of Jerusalem is a story not to be missed.

Daughter of Jerusalem Worthy Publishing
ISBN13: 978-1-936034-67-3 
April 16, 2013
320 pages
Joan Wolf has lived most of her adult life with her husband in Milford, Conn., where she raised two children and an assortment of horses, dogs, and cats. Along the way she also managed to write forty-six published novels, the writing of which profoundly enriched her life. Learn more about her online at

Worthy Publishinga division of Worthy Media, Inc., is a privately held company whose mission is helping people experience the heart of God. Worthy is an independent voice in Christian publishing, managing editorial, marketing, publicity, sales, and distribution from its home offices in Brentwood, Tenn. Worthy focuses on a boutique list of new books each year, crossing a broad spectrum of genres, including fiction, Bible study, current events, devotionals, biography, leadership, and specialized Bibles, as well as spiritual and personal growth. See more at

Reader review . . .

Mary of Magdala, Mary Magdalene, one of the most famous women of the Bible, has captured our imaginations for centuries.  There are many legends and theories regarding her life and relationship with Jesus of Nazareth.  Who was she?  What was her relationship with Jesus?  How did she live?  And what was her life like after we last read of her in the Bible?

These are the questions addressed in Joan Wolf's fictional novel, Daughter of Jerusalem.  Although I don't agree with the theory that Mary Magdalene and Mary, sister of Lazarus and Martha, were the same person, this was a well-written and interesting novel.  The places and times come alive for the reader and  the characters are believable. I found this to be a fascinating story of life in biblical times and couldn't put it down.  Overall, well-written and, perhaps most importantly, reverently done.

4 stars 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Worthy Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Book Giveaway!

Worthy Publishing has graciously allowed me to give away two (2) copies of this fantastic new book.  The giveaway ends 07/20/13.  Due to the rising costs of postage, this giveaway is limited to the US and PR.   To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!   



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