Long time Guild member, Phil Pryde has published his book, Mary Magdalene and the Quest for Gender Equality, an historical novel set in first century Palestine and Gaul.
According to Phil, the novel necessarily has a religious setting, but it isn't primarily about religion. Its storyline is the desire of Mary Magdalene to teach others about her mentor, Jesus. However, this would be almost impossible given the paternalistic nature of society at the time, which held that women weren’t allowed to teach to men.
Commenting on the book, Phil said that, "this fictional, but plausible, depiction of Mary Magdalene as an early seeker of gender equality should appeal to many who have the same vision, given that 2000 years later the battle for this basic human right still continues."
You can learn more about the book and Mary Magdalene at www.marymagdalenebook.com.
You will find the printed book on Amazon.com.
An e-book is also available for purchase.