Thursday, November 14, 2013


For Catholics, Mary of Nazareth is known by many names. She’s most commonly referred to as the Blessed Virgin or the Holy Mother, but she’s earned myriad other titles based on her frequent apparitions — Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Lourdes, etc.

Despite this apparent familiarity with Mary, she remains a bit of an enigma for many people. On the Protestant side of the aisle she’s accepted as a necessary component of God becoming man and then pretty much forgotten. Meanwhile many Catholics hold her in high esteem and often pray for her intercession. Yet neither side gives a lot of thought to Mary’s own personal faith walk.

Edward Sri’s delightful book, Walking With Mary, A Biblical Journey from Nazareth to the Cross, solves this problem. Most of us know and relate to the Mary at Bethlehem or Golgotha, yet overlook the young woman who swept floors, cooked meals and carried water.

Sri examines Mary’s life and shows the way her faith was tested. He chronicles the many times life required her to step out in faith...and what a scary process it probably was. What emerges is a portrait of a very human person rather than the iconic figure many of us carry around in our heads. A human person we can understand more fully and in ways we never did before.

I highly recommend you embark this journey with Edward Sri as you guide. You won’t regret it.

Product Details
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Image (September 10, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0385348034


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