The Expected One

The Expected One

Book - 2006
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THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD A POLITICAL RIVALRY THAT ENDED IN TWO EXECUTIONSAN INTRICATE LOVE TRIANGLE THAT ALTERED THE COURSE OF HISTORYA RELIGIOUS REVOLUTION THAT CHANGED THE WORLDTwo thousand years ago, Mary Magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the rocky foothills of the French Pyrenees, a gospel that contained her own version of the events and characters of the New Testament. Protected by supernatural forces, these sacred scrolls could be uncovered only by a special seeker, one who fulfills the ancient prophecy of l'attendue -- The Expected One.When journalist Maureen Pascal begins the research for a new book, she has no idea that she is stepping into an ancient mystery so secret, so revolutionary, that thousands of people have killed and died for it. She becomes deeply immersed in the mystical cultures of southwest France as the eerie prophecy of The Expected One casts a shadow over her life and work and a long-buried family secret comes to light.Maureen's extraordinary journey takes her from the dusty streets of Jerusalem to the cathedrals of Paris . . . and ultimately to search for the scrolls themselves. She must unravel clues that link history's great artistic masters, including Sandro Botticelli, Nicolas Poussin, and Jean Cocteau; the Medici, Bourbon, and Borgia dynasties; and great scientific minds like Leonardo da Vinci and Isaac Newton. Ultimately, she, and the reader, come face-to-face with Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene, John the Baptist, Judas, and Salome in the pages of a deeply moving and powerful new gospel, the life of Jesus as told by Mary Magdalene.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006
ISBN: 9780743299428
0743299426
Branch Call Number: MCG
Characteristics: 449 p. :,map ;,24 cm

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JCLHelenH Dec 31, 2012

Those who enjoyed the discussions of art and religion, but not the violence of The DaVinci Code will appreciate McGowan's series. Fans of Anne Rice's Christ the Lord will especially enjoy the second half of The Expected One
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PimaLib_MaryE May 06, 2015

"The stars remind us every night that we have the opportunity to create heaven on earth." - from The Expected One

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