What If Jesus Had Married and Had Children?
For centuries, speculation has circled around the figure of Mary Magdalene and her role in Jesus’ life. Now author, June Kerr has written a daring new novel that treats Mary Magdalene as Jesus’ wife and the mother of his children, and “Why not?” she asks. “What difference would it make to your understanding of Jesus, his revelation of God. or of his sacrifice?”
At the heart of the question is how you understand two verses in The Gospel According to Mark which seem to identify Jesus with his past, one reinforced in Matthew, the other in John. An analysis of the evidence on which Rabboni, My Love is based and the differences of interpretation of these two seemingly contradictory passages in Mark is available and a complimentary copy is included with the purchase of the book on this website.
Read a stunning portrait of a very real man who believed in love…
Building upon the latest scholarship, Kerr has filled in many of the missing pieces of the gospels, creating scenarios as autobiographical moments in Jesus’ life that help to explain the sources behind his parables and ministry and the complicated political, religious, and family relationships of the people in his life.
But most importantly, readers are offered the stunning portrait of a very real man who believed in love and a loving God, who was willing to lay down his life for his friend, and who continued striving for what was right and good when those around him could not understand his real purpose as a Messiah.
An interview with the author at the end of the novel adds insight into Kerr’s fascinating reasons for writing this stunning debut novel.
Readers may not only find Rabboni, My Love to be an unforgettable love story and inspiration, but they may also come away stronger in their faith and their belief that miracles can happen.
Praise for Rabboni, My Love
“In this Spirit-filled journal of Mary Magdalene, June Kerr allows Jesus and Mary to be fully alive – married with children – a devoted couple struggling to be true to the revelations and guidance that lead them through Gethsemane to Golgotha and to their sacred reunion at the garden tomb on Easter morning. The archetypal Bride and Bridegroom laugh, dance, pray, and cry within these pages, touching our hearts with their very human story.”
~ Margaret Starbird, author of The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Mary Magdalene and the Holy Grail