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The Testament of Mary Audie Award Finalist for Audiobook of the Year,Literary Fiction, and Solo Narration Female T ib n is at his lyrical best in this beautiful and daring work The New York Times Book Review that portrays Mary as a solitary older woman still seeking to understand the events that become the narrative of the New Testament and the foundation of Christianity shortlisted for theMan Booker PrizeIn the ancient town of Ephesus, Mary lives alone, years after her son s crucifixion She has no interest in collaborating with the authors of the Gospel, who are her keepers She does not agree that her son is the Son of God nor that his death was worth it nor that the group of misfits he gathered around him, men who could not look a woman in the eye, were holy disciples Mary judges herself ruthlessly she did not stay at the foot of the cross until her son died she fled, to save herself , and her judgment of others is equally harsh This woman whom we know from centuries of paintings and scripture as the docile, loving, silent, long suffering, obedient, worshipful mother of Christ becomes a tragic heroine with the relentless eloquence of Electra or Medea or Antigone T ib n s tour de force of imagination and language is a portrait so vivid and convincing that our image of Mary will be forever transformed

10 thoughts on “The Testament of Mary

  1. says:

    Image source here.Gentle, stoical, visceral pain leaches from every page, into my fingers, till my very blood is charged with it The agony of wounds and guilt, yes, but the balm of forgiveness, too, I hope I did

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    Because the world is a place of silence, the sky at night when the birds have gone is a vast silent place No words will make the slightest difference to the sky at night A few years after the events of that nightm

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    My grandfather was a preacher.I remember him as a kind man who liked to work in his garden but he was also a fire and brimstone orator who would deliver Jonathon Edwards like sermons This was rural Tennessee in the

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    I read The Testament of Mary before dawn on this Easter Sunday A coincidence, but not altogether without significance It is an Easter Sunday direct dialed from heaven every color in the dyed egg basket is reflected

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    The Testament of Mary is a book I was aware of, but had no burning desire to read When it was picked for my book club I read it, and I am glad that I did The idea for the story is great Putting aside the faith based

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    OK, I ll start with the jokes A laconic Jewish mother Let me tell you, if they would have nailed me to a cross when I was about 30 years old, my mom would have had waythan 20K words to say about it And this book It s

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    3.5 stars rounded up for the audio version of The Testament of Mary, as narrated by Meryl Streep This is Mary s story as she tells it Her thoughts, opinions, and self doubt all laid bare in a most intimate fashion on t

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    This is such a lovely book A very dear friend of mine is a bit obsessed with T ib n, madly in love with his writing and really doesn t think he could ever put a foot wrong And reading this it is hard not to agree I foun

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    In this short piece, T ib n offers readers an insightful look into the life of Jesus Christ, from the perspective of his mother The story becomes a monologue, delivered by Mary, that weaves throughout the life of her son

  10. says:

    Meryl Streep reads Mary of NazarethMy god this is gorgeous If you read this book, you MUST use the audio version It s a monologue Streep brings Mary to life as a bitter, realistic mother This novel was just beautiful on i

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