|The Woman with the Alabaster Jar. Mary Magdalene and the Holy Grail. Margaret Starbird|
"The Woman with the Alabaster Jar" by Margaret Starbird has become somewhat of a classic in the Mary Magdalene genre. This book was Starbird's reaction after reading (and being deeply affected by) the controversial book "Holy Blood, Holy Grail."
Margaret Starbird’s theological beliefs were profoundly shaken when she read Holy Blood, Holy Grail, a book that dared to suggest that Jesus Christ was married to Mary Magdalen and that their descendants carried on his holy bloodline in Western Europe. Shocked by such heresy, this Roman Catholic scholar set out to refute it, but instead found new and compelling evidence for the existence of the bride of Jesus--the same enigmatic woman who anointed him with precious unguent from her “alabaster jar.”