Sue Monk Kidd Returns With ‘The Book of Longings’! Plot, Release Date, Early Reviews and So Much More!


Was Jesus married or not?

The question mentioned above always manages to light the fire of controversies among the Christians. The thought of Mary Magdalene, being the wife of Jesus, still enrages many people. One of the most critically acclaimed directors of Hollywood, Martin Scorsese, was targeted by many protesters for his project “The Last Temptation of Christ.” They even set a movie theatre on fire in Paris.

After some years, “The Da Vinci Code” also displayed Mary Magdalene marrying to Jesus Christ. Christians from many countries also protested heavily against this movie. And now, one of the most well-known authors in recent times, Sue Monk Kidd, has decided to step into this controversial territory with her newest entry, The Book of Longings. Only this time, Jesus’ fictional wife will be Ana.

What about its plot? Release Date? Reviews? Check out below!

The Book of Longings Plot

The plot revolves around our daring protagonist, Ana. She is the daughter of Matthias, who is also known to be the ruler of Galilee. Consisting of a brilliant mind and a rebellious attitude, she is one of the few girls who is able to demonstrate her abilities in reading and writing. She is constantly supported by her aunt, Yalta. She was expected to get married to an older widower named Nathanial. But her encounter with Jesus in a trade market changes everything.

Ana starts to live with Jesus, his brothers, and their mother in Nazareth. She is forced to stop writing about the conditions of oppressed women because of poverty. We will witness Ana’s role in Jesus’ ministry, she and Yaltha’s journey to Alexandria to find Chaya, and many more as the novel progresses.

Early Reviews 

The Book of Longings has already been named as the most anticipated book of 2020 by The Oprah Magazine and many other platforms. It has garnered critical acclaim from the critics along with a huge fan following from the bibliophiles.

Release Date

Sue Monk Kidd’s latest entry The Book of Longings was published on April 21, 2020. You can get this book from Amazon and Google Books for a price of somewhere around $19.

About the Author 

Best known for The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd, was born on August 12, 1948, in Sylvester, Georgia. She completed her graduation from Texas Christian University in 1970. She has also worked as a registered nurse in her early 20s. She currently resides with her husband, Sanford Kidd. The couple is blessed with two children, Bob and Ann. Her second entry, The Mermaid Chair, had the honor of becoming The New York Times bestseller.