Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 11, 2012
On September 18, 2012, The New York Times announced that an ancient piece of papyrus had been found that stated Jesus had a wife. While the world may have been shocked, the revelation was old news to June Kerr, whose new novel, Rabboni, My Love: A Memoir of Jesus’ Wife, Mary Magdalene was already at the printer.
Kerr has found evidence, hidden in plain sight in the New Testament, for Jesus’ marriage to Mary Magdalene. The evidence requires an understanding, Kerr asserts, of the first century culture in which Jesus and Mary lived, an in depth analysis of the Hebrew/Aramaic roots of the title, Magdalene, and an analysis of curious details in the Gospels such as the exact number of fish caught by disciples when the resurrected Jesus appeared to them at the Seat of Galilee. In addition, Kerr has discovered, and developed in the novel, an answer to why Mary’s marriage to Jesus was erased from history by her enemies.
While Kerr could have written a nonfiction book about her research, she knew only fiction would make readers realize the loving human experience Jesus would have wanted and experienced with Mary Magdalene.
“From Adam and Eve on,” says Kerr, “partnering is integral to the human experience. The first commandment was ‘to be fruitful and multiply.’”
Building upon the latest scholarship, Kerr’s novel fills in missing information from the gospels, including the impetus of Jesus’ ministry—a meeting with a good Samaritan—and why a married man and father embarked on a mission to share God’s love with others as well as to keep peace among the volatile political and religious factions of his day. The novel continues through Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.
Kerr’s fellow authors are filled with praise for her debut novel.
Margaret Starbird, author of The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Mary Magdalene and the Holy Grail, states, “June Kerr allows Jesus and Mary to be fully alive—married with children....The archetypal Bride and Bridegroom laugh, dance, pray, and cry within these pages, touching our hearts with their very human story.”
James Bonnet, author of Stealing Fire From The Gods, exclaims, “This is the book we’ve been waiting for. A delightful, well-told and honest account of the humanity and loving heart of a remarkable man whose life was truly rich in miracles.”
About the Author
June Kerr lives in the Pacific Northwest and the South of France. In France, she became intrigued with persistent legends that Mary Magdalene, Martha, Lazarus, and others lived there after Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, which inspired her to write Rabboni, My Love.
Rabboni, My Love: A Memoir of Jesus’ Wife, Mary Magdalene (Aviva Publishing, 2012; ISBN: 9781938686061) is available in eBook format now at Amazon, soon at iBookstore, Barnes & Noble and other distributors, and will be released in paperback November 1, 2012 to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and bookstores worldwide.
Signed copies of the first printing are available while supply lasts at http://www.RabboniMyLove.com. and will be shipped with a complementary paper with references to Kerr’s research on which the novel is based.