Are Catholic teachings on Mary really biblical? Or are they the "traditions of men"? Should she be called the "Mother of God," or just the mother of Jesus? Did she actually remain a virgin her whole life or do the "brothers of Jesus" refer to her other children? By praying to Mary, are Catholics worshipping her? And what does Mary have to do with the quest to understand Jesus?
In Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary, Dr. Pitre takes readers step-by-step from the Garden of Eden to the Book of Revelation to reveal how deeply biblical Catholic beliefs about Mary really are. Dr. Pitre uses the Old Testament and Ancient Judaism to unlock how the Bible itself teaches that Mary is in fact the new Eve, the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth, and the new Ark of the Covenant.
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Image (October 30, 2018)
Dr. Pitre offers a lot of insightful information that I had never learned before, and he does it in a way that is easy to follow and understand. Highly recommend this book to those who have wondered why Catholics hold such strong beliefs about Mary.
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Dr Pitre's book regarding the Jewish roots of Mary includes many already discussed topics pertaining to Mary in other books but he gives a little bit more detail regarding the jewish aspects of said beliefs. However, he makes a strong case for Mary as being a new Rachel and this is something we haven't about before. At least i haven't read it anywhere. This book alone is worth getting for his take on Rachel. Jaw dropped slightly.
Loved the book! Even as a cradle Catholic, I learned things about Mary that I didn't know before. Definitely recommending it to my friends.
This book, not unlike other books written by Dr. Pitre, covers topics I'm familiar with but examined from different perspectives with added new insights and facts. Again, the author appeals to Christianity's Jewish roots to conclusively support Catholic teachings and devotions. He shows how easily the Bible can be misunderstood and misinterpreted when the Scriptures aren't taken in a Jewish context. This book is a must read not only for Protestants who object to Catholic Marian teachings, but also for Catholics to better understand and appreciate the treasures of their faith. I look forward to reading Dr. Pitre's next book.
I ordered these books for a friend after I read them for a retirement gift