This novel breaks through centuries of dogma and legend to uncover the lost beginnings of Christianity, re-imagining the untold stories of Mary Magdalene and John the Beloved. Long-time friend Naphtali wants to set the record straight about their inspirational lives. He shares their story.
First century Palestine seethes under Roman rule and suffocating religious conventions. The young man who will be called John tries to live by strict patriarchal rules. His rebellious new wife Mary secretly follows heretical goddess traditions. They pull in opposing directions. Then Jesus the prophet challenges them to walk mystical paths of inner development. From their brave decision to discover who they are, two remarkable destinies will unfold, as they come to know the deepest wellspring of love.