Walking With Mary book review

September 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Book Reviews

Dr. Edward Sri, author of Walking With Mary, provides his readers a richer and fuller grasp into the person of Mary, including a closer look at her humanity, her response to God’s call in her life and her journey through faith. 

Three things stood out to me while reading through this book.

  1. Comprehensive: Dr. Sri has uncovered the great depth of who Mary is. He explains with great detail the limited scriptures attested to Mary. This, paired with his own extensive study outside of the scriptures, provides a solid guide into her life.
  2. Insightful: Walking With Mary can serve as a great tool for teaching others about Mary. I know a lot of Protestants question our devotion to her and this book may give just the right insight. This book would also make an excellent selection for a book study. The author says, “It is my hope, therefore, that whether you are of a Catholic, Protestant, or other faith background, this book may help you to know, understand, and love Mary more, and that it may inspire you to walk in her footsteps as a faithful disciple of the Lord in your own pilgrimage of faith.”
  3. Refreshing: I have only read a few Marian books, but found this one to be delightfully refreshing, mainly due to the two things listed above. It truly has given me a greater knowledge and appreciation into Mary, especially in her deep rooted faith and her willingness to abandon herself to God’s Divine Providence.

Since I’ve been on a Mary kick the last couple of weeks, I was thrilled when Image books contacted me to review Walking With Mary. It is a treasure and one that will remain on my bookshelf. Read it to experience our Blessed Mother in a greater and richer way. It takes you on a journey where you truly will walk with her.

What is one of your favorite scriptures about Mary?

 

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DR. EDWARD SRI is a nationally known Catholic speaker who appears regularly on EWTN and is the author of several well-loved Catholic books. He is a founding leader, with Curtis Martin, of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students), and he currently serves as vice president of mission and outreach and professor of theology and scripture at the Augustine Institute master’s program in Denver, Colorado. Sri holds a doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He resides with his wife, Elizabeth, and their six children in Littleton, Colorado. Dr. Edward Sri is on Facebook!

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2 Responses to “Walking With Mary book review”
  1. Stuart says:

    Nice review, Molly. All of Dr. Sri’s books are great, if you’re interested in learning more about the Bible, I recommend The Bible Compass!

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