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Martina Degl'Innocenti, Stella Marin

Harry N. Abrams, 2009

The fourth book in Abrams'  successful series that includes Saints, Angels, and Myths , this volume tells the story of one of the most popular religious figures in the world--the Virgin Mary. Beginning with biblical and apocryphal traditions concerning Mary's place among the Bible's other great women (Eve in particular), art historians Martina Degl'Innocenti and Stella Marinone illustrate Mary's life with paintings from the early Christian ...


Mary-Virgin, Mother, and Queen: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics
Mitch Pacwa

Our Sunday Visitor, 2014

"Pray for us O Holy mother of God" Fr. Pacwa brings his devotion to the Blessed Mother alive for every Catholic in the next in his series of wildly popular Bible studies. Mary - Virgin, Mother, and Queen: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics looks at Old and New Testament texts that are relevant to the Marian doctrine, including: God's promise in Genesis that a woman's offspring would strike the head of the serpent The Old Testament Ark of the ...


The Testament of Mary: A Novel
Colm Toibin

Scribner, 2014

In the ancient town of Ephesus, Mary lives alone, years after her son’s crucifixion. She has no interest in collaborating with the authors of the Gospel, who are her keepers. She does not agree that her son is the Son of God; nor that his death was “worth it”; nor that the “group of misfits he gathered around him, men who could not look a woman in the eye,” were holy disciples. Mary judges herself ruthlessly (she did not stay at the ...


I've Got You Under My Skin: A Novel
Mary Higgins Clark

Simon & Schuster, 2014

When Laurie Moran’s husband was brutally murdered, only three-year-old Timmy saw the face of his father’s killer. Five years later his piercing blue eyes still haunt Timmy’s dreams. Laurie is haunted by more—the killer’s threat to her son as he fled the scene: “Tell your mother she’s next, then it’s your turn . . .” Now Laurie is dealing with murder again, this time as the producer of a true-crime, cold-case television show. ...


Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln
Janis Cooke Newman

Mariner Books, 2007

A fascinating and intimate novel of the life of Mary Todd Lincoln, narrated by the First Lady herself   Mary Todd Lincoln is one of history’s most misunderstood and enigmatic women. She was a political strategist, a supporter of emancipation, and a mother who survived the loss of three children and the assassination of her beloved husband. She also ran her family into debt, held seances in the White House, and was committed to an insane ...


The Gnostic Gospels of Thomas, Mary & John, ...

Start Publishing LLC, 2013

Collected here are three gnostic writings from Thomas, Mary, and John. These books that were left out of the New Testament shed light on the life and relationships of Jesus Christ and his friends and family, especially his mother Mary.


Mary (The Founders of Christianity Book 3)

Tolmitch EBooks, 2013

With "Mary," Sholem Asch concludes his trilogy on the founding of Christianity. In “The Nazarene” he portrayed the crucifixion from several point s of view—a Roman Centurion, a young Judean student and the rabbinical authorities who witnessed the rise of Jesus with alarm. "The Apostle," told the story of Saul of Tarsis’s tireless, obsessive effort to spread the message of the “Christ Messiah” throughout the ancient world.. ...


Mary, Mary (Alex Cross Novels)
James Patterson

Vision, 2006

Somebody is murdering Hollywood's A-list. Her calling card: "You've got mail." On a family vacation, FBI agent Alex Cross is asked to investigate the shooting of a top actress and an e-mail sent to the Los Angeles Times with shocking details about the murder, signed Mary Smith. More killings and more e-mails follow, and Mary Smith is getting better every time. To hunt down this merciless killer of Tinseltown's elite, Cross must navigate a world ...


The Little Book of Mary
Christine Barrely

Chronicle Books, 2014

Pope Francis I has shared his devotion to Mary with millions of Catholics. A timely follow-up to The Little Book of Saints and The Little Book of Angels , this treasure of a book offers an enlightening tribute to the Virgin Mary. The stories, miracles, and mysteries of Mary provide readers with inspiration, comfort, and a growing understanding of the history surrounding this religious icon. Beautifully illustrated with color lithographs from ...


Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed
Emily Pearson

Gibbs Smith, 2002

It can when she’s Ordinary Mary—an ordinary girl from an ordinary school, on her way to her ordinary house—who stumbles upon ordinary blueberries. When she decides to pick them for her neighbor, Mrs. Bishop, she starts a chain reaction that multiplies around the world. Mrs. Bishop makes blueberry muffins and gives them to her paperboy and four others—one of whom is Mr. Stevens, who then helps five different people with their ...


Mary Coin: A Novel
Marisa Silver

Plume, 2014

Bestselling author Marisa Silver takes Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother photograph as inspiration for a story of two women—one famous and one forgotten—and their remarkable chance encounter.   In 1936, a young mother resting by the side of the road in central California is spontaneously photographed by a woman documenting migrant laborers in search of work. Few personal details are exchanged and neither woman has any way of knowing that ...


Dr. Mary's Monkey: How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing ...
Edward T Haslam

Trine Day, 2014

This new updated edition is not only hard cover for long life, but it contains an additional 25 pages of revelations from the author including documents from the FBI, CIA, CDC, and NOPD, plus the actual crime scene photos of the Mary Sherman murder. You’ll see why we say this is the “Hottest cold case in America.” The 1964 murder of a nationally known cancer researcher sets the stage for this gripping exposé of medical professionals ...


Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary
Marina Warner

Vintage, 1983

Shows how the figure of Mary has shaped and been shaped by changing social and historical circumstances and why for all their beauty and power,the legends of Mary have condemned real women to perpetual inferiority.


Daddy's Gone A Hunting
Mary Higgins Clark

Pocket Books, 2014

What was Kate Connelly—a tall, glamorous CPA—doing in her family’s antique furniture museum when it exploded into flames in the middle of the night? Why was Gus, a disgruntled retired employee, with her? Now Gus is dead, and Kate lies in a coma, unable to explain the tragedy’s mysterious link to a decades-old missing persons case. Nor to warn her sister what could happen next. In a novel of dazzling suspense and excitement, Mary ...


Mary As the Early Christians Knew Her: The Mother of Jesus in Three Ancient Texts
Frederica Mathewes-Green

Paraclete Press, 2013

Mathewes-Green opens up “The Gospel of Mary” to see her early life, offering a window into her centrality to the Christian Faith in new and sometimes startling ways. Christians have alternatively raised the status of the mother of Jesus to that of her Son or ignored her entirely. Behind all of the images is a girl who grew up to be the mother of Christ. How did the first Christians view her? What were the commonly ...


Mary Poppins (Odyssey Classics)
Dr. P. L. Travers

HMH Books for Young Readers, 1997

By P.L. Travers, the author featured in the movie Saving Mr. Banks .   From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed. It all starts when Mary Poppins is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house. She becomes a most unusual nanny to Jane, Michael, and the twins. Who else but Mary Poppins can slide up banisters, pull an entire armchair ...


The Lost Years
Mary Higgins Clark

Pocket Books, 2013

Now in mass market, the latest suspense from #1 New York Times bestselling author and Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark, where a biblical scholar is found murdered shortly after discovering the most revered and holy document in human history, which has now gone missing... Dr. Jonathan Lyons, a seventy-year-old biblical scholar, believes he has found the rarest of parchments—a letter that may have been written by Jesus Christ. Stolen from ...


A Trail Through Time (The Chronicles of St Mary's Book 4)

Accent Press, 2014

St Mary’s is back and is facing a battle to survive in this, the fourth instalment of the Chronicles. Max and Leon are re-united and looking forward to a peaceful lifetime together. But, sadly, they don’t even make it to lunchtime. The action races from 17th century London to Ancient Egypt and from Pompeii to 14th century Southwark as they’re pursued up and down the timeline, playing a perilous game of hide and seek until they’re ...


The Good Girl (English Edition)
Mary Kubica

Harlequin MIRA, 2014

"I've been following her for the past few days. I know where she buys her groceries, where she has her dry cleaning done, where she works. I don't know the color of her eyes or what they look like when she's scared. But I will." Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when ...


Mary, Bloody Mary
Carolyn Meyer

HMH Books for Young Readers, 2001

The story of Mary Tudor's childhood is a classic fairy tale: A princess who is to inherit the throne of England is separated from her mother; abused by an evil stepmother who has enchanted her father; stripped of her title; and forced to care for her baby stepsister, who inherits Mary's rights to the throne. Believe it or not, it's all true. Told in the voice of the young Mary, this novel explores the history and intrigue of the dramatic rule ...



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