Books by Mary:
I so excited that this little gem will soon be out in the world. This book is an honest account of my ever changing relationship with God over the course of the last 26 years of my life. I speak about my own failings, my marriage and how motherhood was a game changer in so many ways. It’s an uplifting account of human frailty (and stubbornness) surrendered to faith. I tell heart-rending story of how caring for my severely disabled daughter affected her self-image, marriage, family life, and faith.
Struggling to accept God’s will and my own limitations, I ultimately learned how to trust God. She found in that trust a source of inexplicable joy, even during the most difficult days of her life. She writes boldly and authentically about challenges we all encounter, including trials with control, blame, exhaustion, fear, and acceptance. Each chapter concludes an invitation to journal and a blank page for readers to express their thoughts and feelings.
Books Mary has contributed to from Take Up and Read:
Hosanna is a Lenten devotional journal that is a deep and wide study of the Gospel of Matthew. The team at Take Up and Read delivers another gorgeous book that includes scripture, devotional essays, room to journal, and stunning art. Each weekday, readers will find a simple prompt for journaling tuned to the heart of the ancient prayer form of Lectio Divina.
Step by step, day by day, biblical reading and inspiring essays introduce you to twenty women of the Bible whose stories bring to life the dignity and vocation of women of God throughout the ages. Together with several contemporary women authors, consider the stories of these biblical women in the light of Gospel and see how their truths beckon you to also become a woman of God.
A newly revised bestseller, Rooted in Hope is a 33-day Advent and Christmas study that extends from November 30 to January first. In a look at Scriptures that tell the stories of prominent biblical figures, this study echoes and expands upon the popular Advent tradition of a Jesse tree. For each day, you’ll find Scripture, a devotional essay, pages for guided lectio divina, and space to organize your days.
Whether a woman is 19 or 49, friendship with other women can enrich our lives and it can make us weep. How do we find friends who are kind and true? By becoming those friends ourselves. This beautiful book invites you to explore what God has to say about lasting friendships. A journal with ample room for reflection and beautifully designed pages of scripture, this book brings you stories of faithful friendship and reflections on the challenges inherent in forming lifelong bonds that build women up. Purchase from Amazon
An in-depth look at the entire book of Romans, this study provides inspiration and structure to dig deeply into St. Paul’s guidebook for the early church–and for we who are the Church today. Scripture, art, journaling prompts and beautiful space to write, and even a few recipes enhance the reader’s understanding of St. Paul’s essential gospel letter.
This beautiful book is thoughtful Scripture study of twenty key touchstones of Jesus’ life. An intimate encounter with the rosary, this lovely volume integrates Bible study, journaling, and thoughtful daily action prompts. You will grow in your appreciation and understanding of this beautiful traditional devotion, while deepening your love for Jesus in the gospel. For each day, you’ll find Scripture, a devotional essay, pages for Lectio Divina, gorgeous graphics to prompt your prayer, and ample journaling space. Purchase from Amazon
Above All is a Lenten devotional journal from Take Up and Read that includes daily Scripture passages (set in context with enlightening historical notes to deepen your understanding), as well as devotional essays, room to journal, and space to organize your time. There is a simple prompt for the ancient prayer form of Lectio Divina each day, as well as a separate page for the fifth stage, Actio, where the reader is encouraged to examine her conscience and offer forgiveness to herself and to others. Purchase from Amazon
In Stories of Grace, you will find thirty-one days of Jesus’ stories carefully collected for you. Along the way, we’ve provided meditation essays, journaling prompts, space for your notes and drawings, beautiful calligraphy pages, and prayers we will pray with you. Do you have eyes to see and ears to hear Our Lord’s stories of grace? Jesus chose to share the greatest truths of the faith in parables, mysteries that He revealed to those who came close enough to understand. Purchase from Amazon
Every day of this six week study provides Scripture to get you started and notes for further Bible reading. You will find a daily devotion, some thoughts to consider as journal, and a prayer prompt to dovetail with your reading. There are beautifully designed, generous pages for writing and art journaling. Step by step, day by day, these words console and bring clarity to the hard days. Purchase from Amazon
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