A handsome volume that explains what Catholics believe about Mary.
This attractive guidebook is an excellent introduction to Mary as well as a user-friendly reference to Marian themes in the Catholic tradition. As a concise overview of Marys place in faith and culture, the book explores the history, theology and spirituality of Marian devotion, and offers a collection of both classic and contemporary thought on Our Blessed Mother. Topics covered in the book include: Mary of the New Testament, Marian Devotion, Mary in Literature, Mary in Other Traditions, Mary in Theology, Mary in Art, Marian Apparitions, and New Faces of Mary.
Therese Johnson Borchard
Therese J. Borchard is the author of the hit daily blog Ã¢â‚¬Å“Beyond BlueÃ¢â‚¬Â on Beliefnet.com, which is featured regularly on The Huffington Post and was voted by PsychCentral.com as one of the top 10 depression blogs, and she moderates the popular depression support group, Beyond Blue, on BeliefnetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s social networking site. Therese is the editor of The Imperfect Mom: Candid Confessions of Mothers Living in the Real World, featured in Real Simple, Parenting, More, Working Mother, Psychology Today, Fit Pregnancy, the Chicago Tribune, and on Salon.com, and of I Love Being a Mom: Treasured Stories, Memories, and Milestones, a Target selection, and featured in Redbook, Parenting, BabyTalk, the Chicago Tribune, and the Detroit Free Press. With Michael Leach, she is co-editor of A Celebration of a Married Life and the national bestseller I Like Being Catholic. Her memoir, Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes, will be released in January of 2010.Therese has published articles in the Washington Post, LadiesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Home Journal, Parenting, Guideposts, Publishers Weekly, the Baltimore Sun, America, and on PsychCentral.com, The Huffington Post, and Yahoo! Her nationally syndicated column, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our Turn,Ã¢â‚¬Â is distributed biweekly by Catholic News Service. She appears monthly on Sirius Satellite Radio, is featured regularly on radio programs throughout the country, and has been a repeated guest on national television programs, such as "Fox and Friends" (Fox News Channel) and "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher" (ABC). She lives with her husband, Eric, and their two Ã¢â‚¬Å“spiritedÃ¢â‚¬Â children in Annapolis, Maryland.