The Secret Gospel of Mary Magdalene : Once, there were four Gospels — by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Now there is a fifth — the Gospel according to Mary Magdalene. In the parched soil of Provençe, a fifth gospel has been discovered. It is Mary Magdalene’s account of the teachings of Jesus, and her relationship with him. It is a book of revelation, for it unveils a new Christianity, one that embraces the female equally with the male and acknowledges and celebrates women’s spirituality. It is also a passionate story of love and search, of separation and rebirth, centred on Mary as the wellspring of womanhood. The Secret Gospel of Mary Magdaleneis a brilliant and moving vision that is also startlingly modern in its conclusions.