Vintage Hardcover First Printing Road From Olivet by Edward F. Murphy, 1946
First printing of Road From Olivet by Edward F. Murphy, 1946 complete with dust cover
She was but a woman, with a woman's limitations, though called to a mission such as no woman had ever had before.
From the earthquake-jarring Jerusalem of Pilate, to the violent Rome of Tiberius Caesar, to the smoking ashes of the Rome of Nero moves Mary, the woman of Magdala. Her way is practically impassable, for she carries the tidings of a hated King.
Burning with desire to spread Christ's teachings, Mary Magdalene goes to the core of corruptness, Rome-the very center of the pagan world where sensual pleasures only prevail, where the reining Caesars are gods! Mistress of Rome if she but chose, through the reigns of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius,and Nero, Mary keeps the words of Christ alive in her mind and sows the seeds of the Kingdom in this soil impregnated with the most hostile and dangerous elements...