Before Mary anointed Jesus, she hated him…
After her father’s death, Mary, a young Jewish woman living in 1st century Bethany and family friend of Jesus, chooses a dark path away from God and the traditions of her people. Being the oldest, she is responsible for the welfare of her younger sister and often sickly brother. Jesus, the carpenter’s son now turned traveling teacher, comes back into her life claiming to be the long-awaited Messiah. The same boy whose birth caused a region-wide massacre of her people and all of Mary’s problems. She opens her home to him; can she open her heart? Can he help straighten her path back to God?
Follow in Mary’s sandals down the twists and turns of her faith journey through the dusty streets of Bethany. Her story shows us that our choices can take us far from God, but they don’t have to keep us there.
Jenifer Jennings is a wife and mother first, though writing is her soul’s desire. She takes Biblical accounts, weaves in historical resources, and adds a dash of fiction to create stories that encourage readers to take their next step of faith with God.
Jenifer married the man of her dreams who reminds her everyday what real love feels like. Together, they are raising two amazing children who keep them laughing.