For the testament of mary is a beautiful and daring work originally performed as a one woman show in dublin it takes its power from the surprises of its language its almost shocking . The testament of mary is presented as a missing part of the bible told in the first person by mary jesus mother missing or suppressed because colm toibins mary is a sceptic of the christian faith who relates memories of her son that question the foundation of the other testaments that paved the way to the worlds most popular religion. The testament of mary by colm tibn review colm tibn offers a striking vision of the virgin mary alex clark fri 26 oct 2012 1755 edt first published on fri 26 oct 2012 1755 edt. Guardian podcast colm tibn testament of mary colm tibn reads from his reimagining of the life of the mother of christ the testament of mary and answers questions from the guardian review book club podcast the testament of mary printer friendly version in a voice that is both tender and filled with rage the testament of mary . The testament of mary is a short novel by irish writer colm tibn the book was published on 13 november 2012 by scribners plot the novel concerns the life of mary mother of jesus in her old age she does not believe that her son was the son of god and refuses to co operate with the writers of the gospels who regularly visit her and
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