The most Blessed Virgin Mary is venerated by many followers of Jesus Christ as an important part of their practice of the faith. Believing that she is the Mother of God because her Son, Jesus Christ, is the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity who for our salvation took on human nature, Christians of both East and West honor Mary in names of persons, places, associations, religious congregations, and shrines that attract pilgrims. They strive to imitate her as a great model of how to follow Christ.
Cardinal Arinze wrote this book to respond to the desire of people devoted to her to know more about the Blessed Mother, and to help inform those who don't know her, or who misunderstand her. Based on Sacred Scripture, the tradition of the Church, the sacred liturgy, and sound Catholic doctrine, this book provides rich teaching and meditations for all Marian devotees, as well as solid answers to Protestants or Evangelicals who challenge Catholics on their Marian devotion.
Some of the subjects this book covers include:
-Mary in Sacred Scripture
-Mary, Mother of God and Mother of the Church
-The Role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Salvation History
-The Sacred Liturgy and Marian Devotion
-Mary's Faith as a Model for Christians
-Marian Apparitions and Shrines
-Marian Veneration in Ecumenism and Evangelization
-Three Great Marian Prayers
These profound reflections will help all Christians who love Our Lady be sure that their Marian devotion is based on firm foundations.