Title: Jesus and Magdalene
Author: João Cerqueira
Jesus returns to earth and meets activist Magdalene who is fighting for a better world.He finds an extremist ecological group, which is plotting to destroy a maize plantation it believes to be genetical modified. Then, he observes the rise up against a tourist development that is to be built in a forest resereve. Finally, he witnesses an armed conflict between blacks and gypsies. However, although he limits himself to accompanyng Magdalene attempting only to pacify those in bad terms, even then Jesus is unable to escape the fury of mankind.And only a conman will recognize him.Using humor, Jesus and Magdalene broaches recente phenomena of social and political conflict.
The world is in turmoil. The only one who could save it is Jesus. Or can he? When he returns in today’s society and meets a young protestor by the name of Magdalene, will even his grace be enough to save us?
This was both an amusing read, and one that I thought was important. Taking into consideration the way things are in 2020, it would take a lot to change the world, and it would require everyone to do their part. The author did a good job portraying the frustration, despair, and hope required to make such a change.
The story had a charming plot and some very deep discussions on religions and the depths of human nature. I also really liked the friendship between Jesus and Magdalene. The drive to save the planet was strong in them both, but for different reasons, and that’s what really had me flipping pages to finish this story.
If you’re looking for an outside the box read that’ll leave you thinking, this is the book for you.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.