A Gospel Witness to Transfiguration and Liberation
by Andrew Jones;
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Discover Mary in her full Old and New Testament context - understand Jesus' mother as a model for discipleship and unity
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As one who who lived in the world but also lived very close to the heart of God, Andrew Jones explores the different ways in which Mary is presented in the Gospels and in Christian spirituality down through history.
His thoughtful and engaging presentation shows how the significance the Gospel's Mary extends far beyond the Christmas story, to the foot of the cross and beyond.
By setting Mary in her full biblical context, drawing on both Old and New Testaments, he also considers how Mary can be an invaluable focus for ecumenical unity, rather than a means of division.
As more than just a mother at the manger, Mary can be a pattern for our own discipleship. She is an enduring witness to the central importance of transfiguration and liberation as characteristics of the Kingdom of God, characteristics that should be visible in our lives as followers of Jesus today.
About the Author:
Andrew Jones is author of Pilgrimage: The journey to remembering our story (BRF, 2011) and an archdeacon in the North Wales diocese of Bangor. He writes for New Daylight and has led pilgrimages to sites associated with Mary in the UK and abroad. He has also written Every Pilgrim's Guide to Celtic Britain and Ireland and presented the DVD A Celtic Pilgrimage to Bardsey.
Mary by Andrew Jones was published by Bible Reading Fellowship in September 2014 and is our 30356th best seller. The ISBN for Mary is 9781841016511.
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MaryMelanie Carroll, via The Good Book Stall
What a brilliant and beautiful book, a look at the person of Mary in depth and detail that will make a phenomenally different study for churches or individuals that maybe have thought Mary was not so relevant to their traditions or gospel.
Andrew Jones though addresses this and highlights the relevance of Mary for all traditions by not only looking at what the Gospels do, and don't, say about her, but by also holding her up in light of other gospel occurences such as the transfiguration and then reflecting that back to our here and now too and looking at how she is a witness to discipleship and a beacon of liberation.
A very easy to read but detailed book that includes group study or personal reflection question too.
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Details for Mary
|Page last updated||23rd October 2016|
|Author / Artist||Andrew Jones|
|Publisher||Bible Reading Fellowship (September 2014)|
|Number of Pages||208|