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Bible Mary - The Mother of Jesus in the Word of God

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  • Bible Mary explores Mary's profound role in salvation history through rich biblical insights and historical context.
  • Discover Mary in Scripture as the New Eve and God-bearer, fulfilling Old Testament prophecies in this compelling exploration.
  • Fr. John Waiss unpacks biblical passages to illuminate Mary's significance beyond Catholic doctrine, appealing to all who value biblical truth.
  • Unveil the biblical foundation of Catholic teachings on Mary, bridging theological divides with clarity and historical depth.
  • Bible Mary by Fr. John Waiss challenges misconceptions about Mary, offering a thoughtful reflection on her role in God's plan.
  • Explore Mary's presence throughout Scripture, from Old Testament foreshadowing to her pivotal role in the New Testament narrative.
  • Delve into the biblical narrative of Mary, portrayed as central to God's plan of redemption in Fr. John Waiss's insightful analysis.


When it comes to the Catholic Church’s teachings about Mary, there’s one question you hear more than any other: Where is that in the Bible?

Where in Scripture can we find the Immaculate Conception, the Assumption, the Virgin Birth, or support for venerating Jesus’ mother?

The answer? Everywhere.

In Bible Mary: The Mother of Jesus in the Word of God, Fr. John Waiss pulls back the pages of Sacred Scripture to reveal a portrait of Mary that has been hiding in plain sight since the time of Christ.

With the dedication of a man deeply in love with his subject, he gives us the insights and keys we need to understand that Mary is not just a bit player in salvation history or a mere tool of the divine will. Rather, she is the new Eve and glorious God-bearer foretold in the Old Testament and revealed in the New.

Combining rich typology with sound biblical history, Bible Mary shows how Mary is the fulfillment of scriptural images and prophecies. Fr. Waiss also incorporates his personal experience as a priest―in each chapter treating specific Marian questions and challenges that he has dealt with in his ministry. And, intent on making the Catholic case for Mary to all Christians who love biblical truth, he appeals frequently to the growing body of Protestant scholarship that is re-thinking past hostility to Marian doctrine and devotion.

The Bible is God’s written word, telling the story of how he saved his people. God’s mother―prefigured, presented, exalted―is a central player in that story. When we come to understand this truth more deeply, all Christians who love the Bible will also come to love the Lord, his mother, and one another with more ardor.

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Fr. John Waiss
Softcover, 320 pgs
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3 Reviews

  • 5


    Posted by Larry R Ball on Feb 6th 2024

    Explains a lot about Mary. Excellent reading.

  • 5

    Bible Mary

    Posted by Manuel Chavez on Jan 24th 2024

    Reading this wonderful book every morning!

  • 4

    A good read.

    Posted by Kevin Palmer on Dec 27th 2023

    Enjoyable read

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