Two best-selling religious books about Jesus and Mary are now available for the first time as Ebooks this month, priced at £6.99 each.
Are These The Words of Jesus? by Ian Wilson
The parables and the Sermon on the Mount are just two of the many instances when Jesus spoke to the people. Equally well-known are His remarks to His disciples, to evil spirits, to the Pharisees and to the humble people who approached Him on errands of public or personal application. But does the Bible contain all of Jesus’s teachings? Apart from the New Testament, could there be other depositories of his sayings recently uncovered or previously discounted? In Are These the Words of Jesus? Ian Wilson presents a number of answers that are both exciting and contentious. The author draws on neglected apocryphal sources and recently discovered manuscripts such as the Nag Hammadi Gospel of Thomas and the Mar Saba 'Secret Gospel', and assesses their claim to authenticity
The Life of the Virgin Mary by Stephen Marley
The Virgin Mary was the most important person in history. As the Mother of God, hers was a unique destiny and her importance for Christianity cannot be over-emphasised. Mary has inspired limitless devotion but until now very little attention has been paid to the historical life of Mary. In this biography Stephen Marley investigates the person, the individual who was the Virgin Mary. The result is a study of great warmth that lets us share the joy and sorrows of Mary’s life. Mary was born Mariam, the daughter of Joachim and Hannah, but orphaned at 14, she was left to face life alone. At this moment Mary was chosen for the highest honour possible - an Angel of the Annunciation declared to her that she was blessed above all women. After the birth of Jesus she underwent arduous reflection seeking to understand the mysteries of the Hidden Kingdom - the presence of God within the soul. Later there was the painful separation from her son when Jesus joined John the Baptist. Mary’s life after the Crucifixion was one of spiritual fulfilment. Finally, Marley recounts Mary’s last days on earth. This biography is essential for all those who love, and draw succour and inspiration from, the Mother of God.