In the Non-Fiction Corner with Lauren!
When most people think of Susan Easton Black, they usually think Church History scholar. But here she is, writing a book about Mary the mother of the Savior! I first received the book and looked at how many pages it was. 84? How can it possibly be 84 pages? I was pretty sure I already knew everything there was to know about Mary, we have heard the stories a million times. However, I was mistaken. Black not only tells the stories that we all know, but she puts them in the context of Jewish tradition. She really did her research with the history, so she can tell us things like what Joseph and Mary’s wedding was probably like, what happened when she visited Elisabeth, and why the inns in Bethlehem were actually full. It was interesting to learn in this way---it brings the story to life as you consider the circumstances and emotions that Mary and her family were facing.
Susan Easton Black also puts everything on a precise timeline. This proves to be extremely educational as well, because while we all know the stories of the Savior’s early life, Black connects them chronologically and relates them to each other. She did it this in one of her chapters about Jesus’ early life. She tells about his life in Egypt, when he was brought back to Nazareth, what his life was probably like, and takes us to where he is teaching the scholars at the temple. Black writes in a very educational and profound manner, and I think her serious style is perfect for the content of this book. Mary, who is so loved and revered by Christian faiths, needs to be talked about in our faith as well and this book did a really great job of making her real to me.
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Here's the back copy:
Throughout the world, millions of devout followers of Christ look to the Virgin Mary as a sacred figure, a woman to be revered and worshipped. While Latter-day Saints do not worship this chosen vessel of the Lord, we do esteem Mary as one of the most influential women in history. Her faithfulness changed the course of history, but even so, much detail of her life remains unknown to most. In Glorious Truths about Mary, Mother of Jesus, readers are invited to join distinguished LDS scholar Susan Easton Black on a journey of discovery spanning the life and legacy of this unparalleled historical giant. Discover, through scriptural and historical sources, the compelling look at how Mary, mother of Jesus, has been characterized over the centuries and the true story and lasting influence she has had, this woman whose incomparable example continues to guide and inspire faithful women today.
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