Read this book!
Well, if you are firmly against imaginative reconstructions of the GOspel story and characters then maybe not. THis book is a firmly tongue-in-cheek, feminist portrayal of the JEsus story -- told from his mother's perspective.
I laughed, repeatedly. I was pushed to think about things in a different way.
The so-called "Religious Right" would not like it, Biblical literalists would not like it, people who need Jesus' mother to be "gentle MAry, meek and mild" would be disturbed. BUt if you are ready for a "what if" look at the story give it a try.
I plan to recommend it to the local library book club.