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The First Stone

(The first book in the A.D. Scrolls series)
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**'The First Stone', Book One of the "A.D. Scrolls" Series is a SPECIAL EDITION, DIRECTOR'S CUT of 'JERUSALEM SCROLLS' from the Thoenes' popular "Zion Legacy Series"**

The voices inside her whisper, Forgiveness?
Yes, for them, but never for you....

The story of Mary Magdalene, in her own words

As the harsh Jerusalem winter of 1948 wears on Rachel Sachar, beautiful holocaust survivor, prays for some word from her husband Moshe who vanished in the secret tunnels beneath Jerusalem. Then one night a stranger named Eben Golah arrives with a message from Moshe and the translation of the ancient diary of Mary Magdalene.

Like Rachel, Mary was a beautiful child. Everyone said so. Tragedy struck, everything changed in Mary's family. Her dreams of love and children of her own abruptly ended.

No amount of wealth or male companionship can bring Mary what she really longs for, nor can they stop the voices calling, "Finish it! You have no reason to live. No hope... " But might there be a second chance... even for someone like her? Secretly, she wonders...

2,000 years separate the tragic stories of Mary Magdalene and Rachel Sachar, and yet their lives lead to Yeshua of Nazareth in Old Jerusalem. Will these women find freedom and forgiveness? Or will Yeshua cast the first stone?

This is Mary's story, from her own diary, as translated by Jewish Haganah fighter and scholar Moshe Sachar in 1948, as he prepares to emerge from his hiding place in the secret library under besieged Jerusalem.


(pronounced Tay-nee) have written more than 60 works of historical fiction. Their novels have sold more than 20 million copies and have won eight ECPA Gold Medallion awards. The Thoenes divide their time between London and Nevada.

Genre: Inspirational

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Hardback Editions

August 2011 : USA Library Binding

Title: The First Stone: The Diary of Mary Magdalene (The A.D. Scrolls)
Author(s): Bodie Thoene, Brock Thoene
ISBN: 1-61173-157-7 / 978-1-61173-157-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The First Stone (A.D. Scrolls Book 1)
Author(s): Bodie Thoene, Brock Thoene
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU