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With Christine Blake, author of Woman Redeemed, a story of Mary Magdalene


How do you write a historical novel about a person so shadowy that almost nothing is known about her?

ChristineBlake has taught literature and writing for many years and has served as a youth minister and speaker at schools, churches, and women's groups. She lives in Evergreen, Colorado with her husband and two boys.

Please join Christine Blake and host Paula B. as they discuss:

  • How we know what we do about Mary Magdalene
  • Which sources Christine relied on, and how she evaluated them
  • What she extrapolated, and how she came up with her conclusions
  • How she handled contradictions in her sources
  • How important it is to be accurate in historical fiction.

Interviewee: Christine Blake
Host: Paula B.
Date: December 7, 2008
Running time: 42:39
File size: 20 megabytes
Rating: G
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