From Dolores Kimball's introduction: I've always been fascinated by the story of Mary of Bethany. For years I've pondered the words of Jesus spoken as Mary anointed him for his burial: 'Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her' (Matt. 26:13; Mark 14:9). What on earth, I've always wondered, could she possibly have done to merit such an extraordinary commendation from the Lord? The more I looked into it, and the more I learned of Mary, the more I came to believe that hers is an honest to goodness, read-between- the lines mystery story, a mystery that revolves around Jesus' tribute to her, a tribute unique in all of Scripture. This is a book that will encourage as well as intrigue, as the author challenges popular misconceptions about Mary of Bethany. Contents: Memorial: The mystery of Mary ￼ Mary and Martha: peace vs. turmoil At Jesus' feet: hearing a word from the Lord Choosing the better: life choices Coming to Him: the education of Martha What she has done: Mary's good work Mary's insight: knowing what others missed Silence: the lost art No self-defense: the mystery of humility Being a Mary in today's culture: Is it even possible?