The 'Life of Mary' as Told by Contemporary Novelists

1. Novels retelling the story of Mary within the revealed framework

Berg, Elizabeth, The Handmaid and the Carpenter (New York: Random House, 2006), 8-9.

George, Margaret, Mary Called Magdalene (New York: Penguin Books, 2002), 525-6.

Moore, Christopher, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal (New York: Harper Paperbacks, 2003), 442.

Rice, Anne, Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt (New York - Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005), 49-51.

---, Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana (New York - Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008), 232-3.

Rivers, Francine, Unafraid (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale, 2001), 73-5.

Thoene, Bodie and Brock, Fourth Dawn (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale, 2005), 81.

2. Novels retelling the story of Mary beyond the revealed framework

Berry, Steve, The Third Secret (New York: Ballantine Books, 2006), 334-6.

Macfarlane, Bud, Pierced by a Sword (Cleveland: Saint Jude Media, 1995), 159-60.

McInerny, Ralph, The Third Revelation (New York: Jove Books, 2009), 442.

Murphy, Mary Elizabeth, Virgin (New York - Toronto: Berkley Books, 1996), 334-5.

Schoemperlen, Diane, Our Lady of the Lost and Found (New York: Viking, 2006), 30-31.

3. Novels retelling the story of Mary by breaking the revealed framework

Cook, Robin, Intervention (New York: Putnam Adult, 2009).

Halter, Marek, Mary of Nazareth: A Novel (New York: Crown Publishers, 2008), 255.

Ricci, Nino, Testament (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2003), 227-8.


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