The Church has long set aside the entire month of May to honour Mary. According to most sources, one reason was because in ancient Greece (remember, the Church went to Greece in its earliest apostolic missions) May was the month of Artemis, the goddess of fertility. Rededicating the month to the Mother of God was a way the early Christians sought to “baptize” pagan culture.

How much do you know about our Blessed Mother, the Marian dogmas, and the Biblical and historical basis for those teachings? For the month of May, we want to help you get to know Mary better. And we’re doing that by offering our Marian resources at a very special price.

During the month of May, you can get a FREE Marian book when you buy two. Like for example a copy of Catholic Answers Tim Staples’ exhaustive work on Mary, Behold Your Mother.

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. Just look at what some respected Catholics say about Tim’s book:

“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 Mother then! 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

“Tim Staples respectfully but clearly answers every conceivable Protestant objection to Mary, the Mother of God. With the street cred of one who has been there, Tim backs up his words with Scripture every time.  His answers are exhaustive but not exhausting!  An invaluable book for thoughtful, truth-seeking Christians.” —Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., EWTN host and author of Mary: Virgin, Mother, and Queen.

Article sourced from Catholic Answers at www.catholic.com

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