New out this month is the beautiful book Walking with Mary: A Biblical Journey from Nazareth to the Cross by Dr. Edward Sri. An amazing new addition to my library, this book offers a unique perspective on the role of the Blessed Mother in the Gospels:

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In Walking with Mary (Image, Sept. 10, 2013), Dr. Edward Sri looks at the crucial passages in the Bible concerning Jesus’s mother Mary, and offers biblical insight and practical lessons about the Blessed Mother’s faith that we can apply to our daily lives.

“This book is the fruit of my personal journey of studying Mary through the Scriptures, from her initial calling in Nazareth to her painful experience at the cross,” writes Edward Sri “It is intended to be a highly readable, accessible work that draws on wisdom from the Catholic tradition, recent popes, and biblical scholars of a variety of perspectives and traditions.”

In this first installment of a video series by Dr. Sri, we find the backdrop for this highly readable book:

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In Walking with Mary, Dr. Sri focuses on nine pivotal moments or steps in Mary’s walk with the Lord. He uses these nine steps to draw readers into Mary’s story so that they, too, can walk with her on her journey of faith:

Walking with Mary – A Nine Step Pilgrimage of Faith

• Step 1: An Open Heart
Scripture Moment: The Annunciation (Luke 1:28-29)

• Step 2: A Servant of the Lord
Scripture Moment: The Annunciation continued (Luke 1:30-38)

• Step 3: Magnify the Lord
Scripture Moment: The Visitation (Luke 1:39-55)

• Step 4: Keep and Ponder
Scripture Moment: The Birth of Jesus (Luke 2:1-20)

• Step 5: Sharing in the Sword
Scripture Moment: The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:22-40)

• Step 6: Walking in Darkness
Scripture Moment: The Finding of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52)

• Step 7: She Still Says Yes
Scripture Moment: The Wedding Feast at Cana (John 2:1-11)

• Step 8: Total Surrender, Total Trust:
Scripture Moment: The Crucifixion (John 19:25-27)

• Step 9: Persevering in Faith
Scripture Moment: The Crowning of Mary (Revelation 12:1-17)

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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.

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