. I needn't hav. I would highly recommend looking into the Council of Nicaea and the Gospel of Mary to start. It's certainly a valid question as his movements, as tracked in the Bible, don't start until he's well into adulthood, and documents from the time period are spotty due to all the unrest in Emperor Tiberius"s reign. RUNNING TIME 10hrs. I was giddy with anticipation about The Book of Longings from the moment its publication date was announced, and I’m thrilled to report that author Sue Monk Kidd did not disappoint with her newest historical fiction novel. Sign up to receive new posts via email from A Well-Read Tart! This Study Guide consists of approximately 42 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Book of Longings. I was the wife of Jesus of Nazareth. But back in the early eighties I purchased "The Reader's Digest Bible" and found that it was the only palatable version I could withstand reading. Monk’s dedication to historical research is impressive, and her attention to detail is enchanting, particularly in the chapters set in Egypt. This is straight-up blasphemy. April 21st 2020 What are some of your favorite retellings? ... By the end of the book, I was in tears. Untamed by Glennon Doyle . I also found it odd to assign modern female sensibilities about women's roles, rights, lives, etc. THE BOOK OF LONGINGS.By Sue Monk Kidd. And because of this the entire book failed for me. For many Christians, it has been believed that Jesus was an unmarried man who was crucified and buried and was the son of God. The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd Why did Ana not marry Nathaniel ben Hananiah? If you’re still with me, know that I was drawn to The Book of Longings first by the author’s name. I needn't have worried about this tome. $28. histoical fiction fans, Sue Monk Kidd Fans. We find the answer to our longings in the One who put them in us. Nathaniel found out Ana was a fornicator. Start reading for The Book Of Longings Book Club. I guess I'll just have to read it with then!!! I demand from my reading experience to provide an interlude of escape and relaxation. Sorry for being redundant! However, for a book that was “well researched” I was disgruntled by some of the blatant inaccuracies. As we understand their origin in God, we begin to cooperate with these longings in accordance with His will. . The first one, in which she is a young woman (teens), I found pretty dismal. The author has chosen to portray Jesus as human, breaking from traditional Christian belief that he was the son of God. While this novel contains the historical rather than theological Jesus as a character, it is really the story of his fictional wife, Ana. Ana, the narrator of this novel is one of these imagined characters. These longings are inherent to us as human beings. The laws, languages, and beliefs of Christianity, like most religions, have been changed greatly over the years to suit the needs of those in power at the time. In The Book of Longings, she rises to the occasion.” New York Times to a character who would be very unlikely to have these thoughts. The average life expectancy was lower in biblical times and living conditions would have been harsh. When I saw the premise of this book, that Jesus Christ had a wife, I was quite intrigued to read it. I listened to The book of longings by Sue Monk Kidd. Refresh and try again. You’ve no doubt seen the cover for Untamed by Glennon Doyle everywhere!. Ana is a fully developed character who’s much more than just the wife, lover, and partner of Jesus. Book Summary: The Book of Longings is a work of fiction. The novel is filled with secrets, betrayal, loss, … There was a point near the end where I had to put the book down and walk away for a bit.” —Mary Hembree, House of Books “An epic masterpiece that is a triumph of insight and storytelling.”—Associated Press “Sue Monk Kidd believes writing is an act of courage.