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Come closer to the Virgin Mary with a brand-new trilogy.
In a time when the economy and morals—even common sense—are in a tailspin, Our Lady’s intercession is needed in a special way.
Unfortunately, when it comes to Mary, many Catholics don’t have the deep faith and devotion that they should. And Protestants have virtually none at all.
That’s why author and apologist Mark Shea’s monumental work is so desperately needed today.
Whenever crises come upon us, we rightly turn to God. The times we are in now are no exception. In our Catholic tradition, we also turn to the powerful intercession of the Virgin Mary, who has shown throughout history her desire to obtain for us the mercy we seek from her Son.
These days, though, many Catholics have lost the devotion to Mary that used to be so characteristic of the faithful.
That’s why it’s such a blessing that Mark Shea—a former Evangelical who once accepted the all-too-common misconceptions about Mary—has written a comprehensive work that uniquely explains Catholic beliefs about Mary.
This three-volume set is titled Mary, Mother of the Son—and it covers everything about Mary. Best of all, Mark explains Marian doctrines in a clear, supremely understandable way to Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
How to Approach Mary
Since Mark Shea is a former Evangelical himself, he knows firsthand what non-Catholics think about Mary. He knows how most Protestants ignore her. And now that Mark’s a full-time Catholic apologist, he also knows what Catholics don’t know about Mary but should.
In fact one of the greatest stumbling blocks that keeps many from investigating and learning more about Mary is the daunting question, “Where to begin?” Volumes about the Virgin Mary have been written. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed or discouraged, thinking that we lack the theological knowledge to approach the wealth of material on the subject.
To help Catholics and non-Catholics alike understand and approach Mary, Mark set out to write the definitive explanation of these beautiful Marian truths in a way that everyone can read and understand.
And that’s just what he accomplished. The three volumes that make up the Mary, Mother of the Son set are written in an informative and easy-to-comprehend style—a style that Mark has developed in his many years of writing to make the faith approachable for all.
This historic work was five years in the making, and it is filled with invaluable information, much of which you won’t find anywhere else. By the time you’ve finished reading this exciting trilogy:
- You’ll have a clear understanding of the Church’s four great Marian dogmas: Mary’s title of “Mother of God,” her Perpetual Virginity, her Immaculate Conception, and her Assumption into heaven—and you’ll be able to explain these beliefs to others like never before.
- You’ll know why these teachings are crucial to the faith, reveal something vital about Christ, and are deeply relevant to your life today.
- You’ll see how the denial or neglect of a Marian dogma inevitably leads to a warped understanding of Christ and ultimately, of yourself.
- You’ll find yourself falling in love with the Blessed Mother—and you’ll understand how a strong devotion to her inevitably leads you closer to Christ.
How to Appreciate Mary More
These three volumes—Modern Myths and Ancient Truth, First Guardian of the Faith, and Miracles, Devotion, and Motherhood—will give you what you need to appreciate Mary’s role in your life and in the life of the Church—and to defend and explain her role to your non-Catholic (and even your Catholic) friends.
What you’ll discover in Mary, Mother of the Son:
- Apostolic and biblical origins of the Church’s teachings about Mary
- A simple and compelling explanation of why the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption didn’t become official dogma until 1854 and 1950
- How relying on the pope’s infallibility is a sign of humility—not arrogance
- What might have happened if Mary had said “no.” Would God have chosen someone else to be Christ’s mother?
- Crucial reasons the Church defines something as dogma, something all Catholics must understand
- How calling Mary the “Mother of God” by itself refutes the Evangelical notion that the Catholic Church is involved in a covert attempt to make Mary a goddess
- The surprising reason the Eastern Orthodox churches (erroneously) reject the Immaculate Conception
- How the rosary helps you grow more deeply in the mystical life of Christ and come to love Christ, his Mother, and his people better
- What the Church requires you to believe about Marian apparitions
- Major Church-approved Marian apparitions—and the amazing stories surrounding them
- And much more!
The Virgin Mary is one of the greatest gifts God has given mankind. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to understand the role she plays in your salvation, in your life, and in the life of the Church.
You’ll find no better guide than Mark Shea’s trilogy, Mary, Mother of the Son. It’s all you need to understand the Church’s teaching about Mary and to build a stronger relationship with both her and her Son.
A Standing Ovation for Mark Shea’s Mary, Mother of the Son
“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 J. Groeschel, C.F.R.
“Mary, Mother of the Son is a winsome set. Mark Shea is a gracious host, inviting others to explore with him the marvels of the wondrous place he now calls home, the Catholic Church.”
—Fr. Richard John Neuhaus†
“I am eager to share Mary, Mother of the Son with everyone I know!”
—Johnnette S. Benkovic
Host of EWTN’s The Abundant Life