The World's First Love: A Moving Portrayal of the Virgin Mary

The World's First Love: A Moving Portrayal of the Virgin Mary

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by Fulton J. Sheen
     
 

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With his characteristic eloquence and brilliance, Fulton Sheen presents a moving portrayal of the Blessed Virgin Mary that combines deep spirituality with history, philosophy and theology. Mary's whole life is lovingly portrayed in this word portrait that is a never failing source of information, consolation and inspiration. While considering the different phases of

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With his characteristic eloquence and brilliance, Fulton Sheen presents a moving portrayal of the Blessed Virgin Mary that combines deep spirituality with history, philosophy and theology. Mary's whole life is lovingly portrayed in this word portrait that is a never failing source of information, consolation and inspiration. While considering the different phases of Mary's life, Bishop Sheen discusses various problems common to mankind of every age and reveals clearly that every problem can be resolved. He emphasizes the unique dignity, strength and gifts of women and their ability to help heal the world's problems. Sheen stresses mankind's need of the Mother of God and her burning love for all her children. The great resurgence of devotion to Mary is God's way of emphasizing the worth and dignity of every person against the false doctrines that have so confused the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898705973
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 8.05(h) x 0.88(d)

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The World's First Love: A Moving Portrayal of the Virgin Mary 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is truly what the title says a 'Moving Portrayal of the Virgin Mary:. It encompasses her role in God becoming man with both a fully human and divine existence. It also speaks about the call to the life of virginity, and virgintiy within marriage for the love of God. The books touches upon the love between a man and a woman being so great a feeling that when God is in their life that love is joined to a heavenly realm. Sheen goes on also about the role of obedience from Mary, Joseph, Jesus (who subjected himself to obedience to humans in order to fulfill His Father's will), obedience of children to their parents.... Excellent book - I can't say enough to compliment the book. Sheen was definitely inspired by the Holy Spirit. Easy reading level. Great for High school and college courses on Mary's role in the Catholic Church and Christianity. Mary as a role model for all especially for women.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book!
RebelJim More than 1 year ago
Very few people will ever achieve the skill of Fulton J. Sheen in bringing the most important figures of the Bible to life as beautifully and succinctly as he has the Mother of God. Perhaps it is because he, too, is a saint. Or just because he knew Her Son so well. Be that as it may, Archbishop Sheen helps us know Her as well as he does--like the world's first (and great) love.
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A true understanding of the way God made this world and our life in it. Do not go to your grave without reading this book.
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