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Mary Mother of the Son Vol II Paperback – December 1, 2009

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This fine book exploring the Church's teaching on Our Lady will be a joy to Catholics and a revelation to Protestants. I highly recommend it for both groups. --Fr. Benedict Groeschel C.F.R.

Mark Shea has written the single most helpful book on the Sacred Tradition written in our generation. In other books he has illumined the reading of Scripture and the worship of the Eucharist. Now in Mary, Mother of the Son, he takes us to the summit of creation, the Ark of the New Covenant, the true tabernacle of the Lord. To read this book is to love Christ as a brother, by honoring the mother he shares with us (John 19:27). --Scott Hahn PHD

About the Author

Mark P. Shea is author and co-author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller A Guide to the Passion: 100 Questions About The Passion of the Christ(Ascension). An award-winning columnist, he contributes numerous articles to many magazines. In addition, Mark is an internationally known speaker on the Catholic Faith.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 201 pages
  • Publisher: Catholic Answers; 0002- edition (December 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933919205
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933919201
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,820,294 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mark P. Shea is author and co-author of numerous books, including the New York Times best-seller A Guide to the Passion: 100 Questions About The Passion of the Christ (Ascension), The Work of Mercy: Being the Heart and Hands of Christ (Servant), This is My Body: An Evangelical Discovers the Real Presence (Christendom), Making Senses Out of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did (Basilica), The Da Vinci Deception: 100 Questions About the Fact and Fiction of The Da Vinci Code (Ascension), Salt and Light: The Commandments, the Beatitudes, and a Joyful Life (Servant), The Heart of Catholic Prayer: Rediscovering the Our Father and the Hail Mary, and By What Authority?: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition (Ignatius). An award-winning columnist, he contributes numerous articles to many magazines. In addition, Mark is an internationally known speaker on the Catholic Faith. He can be found on line writing his "Connecting the Dots" column and his blog for the National Catholic Register, as well as penning "Catholic and Enjoying It!" on Patheos and updating his copious work at Mark-Shea.com. He lives near Seattle with his wife, Janet, and their family.

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Mark Shea's book on Mary is a welcome addition to the theological reflection's on Our Lady. This book covers four of the most basic dogmatic teachings of the Church on Mary, namely, Mary Mother of God, Her Perpetual Virginity, Her Immaculate Conception, and Her Assumption. It gives some explanation to the meaning of these dogma's and of the history behind them.

What makes this book really special, however, is how he shows, in a very unique and valuable way, how these Marian dogma's are important for us today.

With a very valuable overview of modern secular philosophy, he shows that Marian Dogma, particularly the immaculate conception and assumption run full force against the secular message the we are purposeless accidents of nature meant to indulge our carnal nature. Rather, in Mary, we see what humans truly are created to be, and what is truly natural, namely, to be totally devoted to God.

In addition, there is much in marian dogma to refute the subtle Gnosticism in many Christian Communities.

Excellent book. Great book if you have the question "What difference does Mary Make?"
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I found this book helpful because: 1. The content was very enlightening as the author laid down a good structure of support for the Immaculate Conception and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 2. The author also has the skill to interject just enough humor, while presenting such serious material, to give the book a nice balance. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about Church dogmas.
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By C M on January 29, 2013
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This book is such a great tool in understanding one of the many awesome facets of Catholicism. I have always had an admiration for Mary and feel she has given faith such an incredible boost of importance in our lives. We all could use more faith.
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