Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls Paperback – June 29, 2007

4.5 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$11.95 $1.09

Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

Review

Author Bettye Johnson brings the world a wonderfully written, intriguing novel about Mary Magdalene. Although the book is a work of fiction, it reads like history and you want to believe it is history. You want to believe that all of the questions have been answered by the lost scrolls of Madalene. With a hint of romance, adventure and history, this book is a page turner that you will have a hard time putting down. Easy to follow and understand, this book is a great read. You don't have to be a history buff to follow along. You don't need to be a religious fanatic either. You just need a free day and an open heart to folloow along on this journey to discover the scrolls of Mary Magdalene. --Rapid Book Review<br /><br />Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls is a tantalizing story depicting the discovery of ancient scrolls about Mary Magdalene and Jesus. Though it covers some of the same ground as the Da Vinci Code, the writing is infinitely better and far more believable. The heroines in the story are more realistic and the adventures described in a truer voice along with a possible time-line--something very much lacking in Dan Brown's tale. Whether the reader chooses to believe what is revealed in story form or not, the book is entertaining from beginning to end. How can the author improve this book? No suggestions--the author knows how to write and tell a compelling and convincing story. Hopefully the promotion for this book will be enough to make those who read the Da Vinci Code want to read Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls. --Writer's Digest Judge for 15th Annual International Self-Published Book Awards

Praise be to the Creator of All. Praise be unto this Life for she is the one foretold to be the Messenger of Hope. She is the Anointed One to bring the Message of Remembrance of who we are. Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice! Dan Brown opened the door to religious artifacts with his book The DaVinci Code. Bettye Johnson blows that door off its hinges in Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls. After visiting France, the author became fascinated with Black Madonnas, which forms the basis for her wonderful novel centering around to women hiking the French Pyrenees Mountains and discovering ancient scrolls in a hidden cave. Bringing an American businessman and a disillusioned priest into their secret, the women hear an interpretation of the scrolls. It appears to be the life self-described story of Mary Magdalene. As the two women and their companions continue to interpret the scrolls, they become fearful that the scrolls will fall into the wrong hands. The ladies begin a cross-country trek to insure that the scrolls are placed with the proper authorities, so that they may be received and enjoyed by all. What follows is a story of passion, betrayal, and mystery told in a page-turning style. Although this is a work of fiction, truth is found in the research on display here--truth and the seekers of truth. The novel is packed full of historical references, but the fictional elements ease the delivery of the overly intellectual passages. There is also a bit of the outspoken to please the curious mind. In the end, this is an adventurous and thought-provoking story. --The US Review of Books - Reviewed by Sue Johnson

From the Publisher

Bettye Johnson's dynamic novel is an Independent Publisher Book Award 2006 Winner. Johnson has brought Mary Magdalene to life as a real woman who had her own mission and her own following. The scrolls are in the form of Mary Magdalene's journal of her life from birth until the end of her own ministry. This book is action-packed and a real thriller with overtones of the spiritual aspect of Mary Magdalene.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Living Free Press; 2 edition (June 29, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0965045412
  • ISBN-13: 978-0965045414
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,134,628 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
I loved the book. One of those stories that you just can't seem to put down. This is a journey into the life of Mary Magdalene and Jesus. The historical evidence reveals the "hidden" truth about her life as a great Master and Healer. The story line keeps a fast pace and I couldn't wait to turn the next page. I would highly recommend this book.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
How refreshing to see the story of Mary Magdalene told where she is treated with respect, intelligence and such a lofty perspective! Impeccable research is woven into an engaging story that twists and turns, weaving the past with the present, making a delightful, yet thoughtful, read. I kept turning the pages waiting to see what would happen next! And when I finished the book, it left me asking a lot of questions about the grossly maligned historical presentation of such an incredible and marvelous woman. Highly recommended.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
WELL, its about time! Thankyou Bettye for your perception of a story of the well hidden Magdalene. Airess of the Queen of Sheba and Christ Initiate in the ancient schools of Wisdom.

This book has it all, Steamy sex, pain, power struggles, the divine bridge to eternity, truth, justice and the christs of time itself. I Believe this book SHOULD BECOME A MOVIE!! IT IS A SURE FIRE WINNER! I read it in a day, couldn't put it down.

BRILLIANT !

Gold Coast

Australia
1 Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I just finished this book over the weekend, and I would like to say how much I enjoyed it. I have not read a book yet that has woven so wonderfully so many different and varied truths throughout its pages. I am greatly impressed and think the author did a fine, fine job getting a whole lot of truth out there for Mr. and Mrs. John Doe to read, and for all of us to read.

I loved the ending of the last scroll. Beautiful. I highly recommend this book.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
We have often seen the Black Madonna with a baby in her arms. Could the baby be Sara, Jesus's daughter, instead of being Jesus?

As a little girl growing up in the church, I had always had this secret love and admiration for Mary Magdalene even though my mom thought differently about her ... I would get mad with my mom and knowing deep inside my heart that she was the real goddess, and I would like to become her when I grew up instead of becoming an ordinary woman like ...

Bettye Johnson's "Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls" brings great insights into the hearts of truth seekers. This book is weaved with sincere research by a noble mind. I have to get more copies just for my mom, and for the goddesses in all forms. That acutally include you and I. For She Who Sees All is with us all, in all time.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I am not a reviewer, of books , this is just a book that I bought recently , and found very enjoyable. It held my attention through out the book , which not every book does , for me. It was informitive , and I thought, well reserched .

So I just thought I would say "well done" Bettye Johnson.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Although the storyline is fiction, the well-researched facts that the storyline is wrapped around enrich my mind and inspire poignant contemplations. My own research coincides with the gems of historical facts found in this book -- the Black Madonnas of Europe remember Mary Magdalene, Jesus' wife, as a black woman; the lies of the Church... the storyline is a wonderful platform for the courageous presentation of much factual information. I enjoy knowledge intermingled with a great story -- entertainment with very meaningful content. This is not empty-headed drama. I recommend this book as an experience!
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
The author uses two adventurous American women traveling in Southern France to draw the reader into this tale of suspense and intrigue. The book is fiction, but it is based on seven years of research and reads like a true account of history.

The women stumble upon big jars in a hidden cave. In them, they find scrolls written in Greek. Not wanting the scrolls to be kept from the public the way other antiquities had, the women set out to have the scrolls translated before they do anything else.

Through an American businessman who had traveled with them in Spain, they find a dissolutioned French priest who agrees to do the translating in secret. What they discover is that the scrolls were written in Mary Magdalene's own hand. It is the true account of her life, which unfolds before their eyes as each chapter is translated.

Unfortunately, their discovery was itself discovered by more than one group determined to have the scrolls at any price, including murder.

Their very lives at stake, the intrepid four face one frightening challenge after another as they attempt to finish the translating and, at the same time, save the scrolls from falling into dark hands.

I was left with true admiration for the brave women in this story and a new appreciation for Mary Magdalene. Her bravery, her devotion to Jesus and the life she lived in times where women were even more discriminated against than they are today were all remarkable.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: suspense thrillers