The Marian Option: God's Solution to a Civilization in Crisis

The Marian Option: God's Solution to a Civilization in Crisis

by Gress Carrie


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The Marian Option: God's Solution to a Civilization in Crisis by Gress Carrie

“How can we save civilization?” It’s becoming a common question. As the world descends into chaos, Christians are thinking deeply about how to stem the tide. Many options have been presented to overcome Christian persecution and cultural decadence, but the The Marian Option is one that is already in motion…and has been for centuries.
Dr. Carrie Gress provides a thoroughly researched account of the significant cultural and military events where Mary interceded on behalf us, her children.
With a detective’s eye, Gress uncovers the fascinating details of Mary’s role in major geopolitical shifts, showing how instrumental Our Mother was in:

  • Freeing Spain from Islamic occupation
  • Igniting the largest mass conversion to Catholicism in history
  • Leading an unassuming priest to bring down the world’s most powerful empire without firing a shot
  • Stomping out heresies and false teachings from the Church

Beyond the battlefield, The Marian Option also highlights the link between Marian devotion and culture, showing how the arts flourish when devotion to her is strong.

If we want to protect our children and our faith—if we want to restore civilization to Christ—Mary is the key. Not only is she keenly interested in assisting Christians, she has the ability to do so, even in the face of the gravest odds. We just have to ask.
The Marian Option will leave you with a new perspective on the Blessed Mother, a renewed hope in the future of the Church and the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781505109108
Publisher: TAN Books
Publication date: 05/22/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 141,795
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Carrie Gress has a PhD from the Catholic University of America and is a faculty member at Pontifex University. Her work has appeared at Aleteia, Catholic Vote, Catholic World Report, The National Catholic Register, New Advent, Real Clear Religion, Reddit, Zenit, EWTN Radio, Relevant Radio, BBC and CBC television. She has lived and worked professionally in Wash-ington, DC and Rome, Italy, and her work has been translated into seven languages. Dr. Gress is the author of Nudging Conversions: A Practical Guide to Bringing Those You Love Back to the Church, Ultimate Makeover: The Transforming Power of Motherhood, and co-author with George Weigel of City of Saints: A Pilgrim’s Guide to John Paul II’s Krakow. A mother of four, she and her family live in Virginia.

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

Introduction xiii

Part I Mary and Creative Minorities

1 The Benedictine Model 3

2 The Most Powerful Woman in the World 16

3 Mary, Cultivator of Culture 28

Part II Mary's Geopolitical Influence

4 Our Lady of Guadalupe: Islam and Evangelization 47

5 Our Lady of Lourdes: Humbling the Proud 63

6 Our Lady of Fatima: Conquering Communism 79

Part III Who Is This Woman?

7 Mariolotty or Mariology? 97

8 Mary and the Trinity: It Is All About Relationships 114

9 Mary's Maternal Care on a Personal Level 129

10 Anti-Mary or the Age of Mary? 144

Part IV Living the Marian Option

11 The Simple Remedy 161

12 Mary Prepares Us for Anything 177

13 Case Study on Pope St. John Paul II 188

14 The Marian Solution 201

Appendix: Daily Ways to Live the Marian Option 205

Further Reading 215

Acknowledgments 217

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