Review: Dear Mary: Lessons From the Mother of Jesus for the Modern Mom by:Sarah Jakes
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Mary is a remarkable example of a quiet, resilient faith in the face of adversity–from the angel’s first announcement of her pregnancy to the death and resurrection of her son. She was witness to our Lord and Savior in a special way, and modern-day moms can learn valuable lessons from her life.
In Dear Mary, Sarah Jakes explores biblical stories about Mary–as well as stories from her own life–to better understand what living for Christ can look like today and how to model that for your children. Maybe you struggle to trust God’s will for your life. Or perhaps you have fears and insecurities that keep you from realizing the joy God wants for you. Through the example of Mary, discover the freedom that only true faith can bring, and get a fresh perspective on the amazing love and compassion of Jesus.
Living for Christ today as a woman and what that means is exactly what author Sarah Jakes would like to share with the women of today. Imagine Mary, I’m sure she was flattered that God would choose her to do the most amazing thing in the history of mankind but as she looked into the eyes of her baby boy she would soon have to give Him just as quickly as He came. She would have to have the courage and strength to stand by and watch Him be crucified and blamed while He stood innocent. She was in an elevated position but a very painful one.
The author takes her own life lessons and compares what she learned about Mary and shows us how we all can grow from what Mary taught us. Jesus Christ is to always be our goal, we can never go wrong choosing to follow Him. Mary is a good example of a woman that was doing her best to follow God completely. There is a lot to be learned from her.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Bethany House.
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