Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines
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From the cross Jesus gave us his mother to be our mother, too: a singularly holy model, consoler, and intercessor for our spiritual journey. Yet most Protestants—and too many Catholics—don’t understand the role that God wants her to play in our lives.
In Behold Your Mother, Tim Staples takes you through the Church’s teachings about the Blessed Virgin Mary, showing their firm Scriptural and historical roots and dismantling the objections of those who mistakenly believe that Mary competes for the attention due Christ alone.
Combining the best recent scholarship with a convert’s in-depth knowledge of the arguments, Staples has assembled the most thorough and useful Marian apologetic you’ll find anywhere.
He also shows how all the Marian doctrines are relevant—even essential—to a salvific faith in Jesus. From her divine maternity to her perpetual virginity, from her Immaculate Conception to her Assumption, the Church’s core teachings about Mary are intertwined with the mysteries of Christ. In a word, Mary matters.
Read Behold Your Mother and find out just how much.
"The greatest doctrinal obstacle to my return to the Catholic Church was fear that Catholics had no basis for—or boundaries on—the Marian dogmas. If only Tim Staples had written Behold Your Motherthen! His presentation is fearless, precise, biblically wise, historically rooted, and popular in expression. He addresses objections I haven’t seen addressed elsewhere. I can’t think of a more insightful, comprehensive single volume that persuades so thoroughly. Great, truly great, piece of apologetics." —Al Kresta, president, Ave Maria Communications and host of Kresta in the Afternoon