Mary, Scriptural Icon of the Church
Michael Barber, M.A.
Most Christians know that Jesus was foreshadowed in the Old Testament; what they often don't know is that so was His mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. In fact, the Old Testament messianic types and figures have a definitely discernible Marian dimension...if you know where (and how) to look!
An Illuminating Study
In the powerful new series, Prof. Michael Barber provides an illuminating study of the Mother of God as she is revealed in His Word, from Genesis to Revelation. Now you'll learn why the Bible's redemptive message falls apart when Christians fail to understand the whole truth about Mary.
If you've ever wondered where Catholics find Marian doctrines in the Bible, prepare for an amazing onslaught of truth. Redemptive Suffering In an effective combination of illustration, exposition and commentary, Prof. Barber sheds important new light on Scriptural episodes that you've known from childhood.
As he unveils the deeper significance of these well-known Bible stories and the mysteries of the Rosary, you'll discover that the Biblical account of Mary is a vivid narrative of her redemptive suffering on behalf of her children. Now you'll discover the profound meaning of Mary's heart pierced with a sword -that because Mary suffers, God's plan will be accomplished.
Mary's Understanding of Scripture
As you listen, you'll discern the vital importance of Mary's profound understanding of Scripture and how it was this familiarity with the promises of God that informed her response to the angel Gabriel at the Annunciation in the first chapter of Luke's Gospel. Now you'll be challenged to follow Mary's example of contemplating the Word of God like never before.
You'll definitely want to keep your Bible open as you listen to this enlightening presentation. As you learn how Scripture reveals Mary as the New Eve, the Ark of the Covenant, and the Queen Mother you'll learn how these Biblical teachings form the foundation of the Catholic Marian dogmas. October is the month of the Rosary.
Additionally, you'll discover that Catholic doctrine on Mary has been integral to God's plan for the Church since the first days of creation.
+ What the Old Testament reveals about Mary
+ How Catholic Marian doctrines are taken directly from the Bible
+ Why Mary stands at the heart of the Books of Genesis and Revelation
+ The deep meaning of the annunciation of John the Baptist
+ Why "full of grace" is not a description but a title
+ How Mary's obedience reverses the disobedience of Eve
+ The importance of Mary's understanding of Scripture
+ How the "Presentation in the Temple" was a sacrificial act
+ The true meaning of Saint Joseph's desire to "put Mary away quietly"
+ How blood and water from the side of Christ formed the "New Eve" on Calvary
+ And so much more!
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