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Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary

Unveiling the Mother of the Messiah
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“Brant Pitre is one of the most compelling theological writers on the scene today.” (Bishop Robert Barron)

Best-selling author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist casts new light on the Virgin Mary, illuminating her role in the Old and New Testaments.

Are Catholic teachings on Mary really biblical? Or are they the "traditions of men"? Should she be called the "Mother of God", or just the mother of Jesus? Did she actually remain a virgin her whole life, or do the "brothers of Jesus" refer to her other children? By praying to Mary, are Catholics worshiping her? And what does Mary have to do with the quest to understand Jesus?

In Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary, Dr. Pitre takes listeners step-by-step from the Garden of Eden to the Book of Revelation to reveal how deeply biblical Catholic beliefs about Mary really are. Dr. Pitre uses the Old Testament and ancient Judaism to unlock how the Bible itself teaches that Mary is in fact the new Eve, the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth, and the new Ark of the Covenant.

©2018 Brant James Pitre (P)2018 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

“Mystified by the way Catholics speak about Mary? Join the club! But if you - like me - have longed for a book that makes a good biblical case for Catholic teachings relating to Mary, then look no further! Brant Pitre has produced an absolutely riveting, page-turning read, surely the most thought-provoking and stimulating I have ever read on the subject.” (Chris Tilling, graduate tutor and senior lecturer in New Testament studies)

“I did not think a single book could be written about Mary that would excite and unite Catholic and Protestant readers - scholars, clergy and laity alike. What Pitre does with the Bible and Marian typology is clear and compelling. A joy to read, this is the best biblical study of Mary I have ever read. A true masterpiece.” (Scott Hahn, author of The Lamb's Supper and The Fourth Cup)

"Brant Pitre takes important theological truths and makes them not only interesting, but exciting. This book will revolutionize your understanding of the most important woman in history." (Jennifer Fulwiler, author of One Beautiful Dream)

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  • Kennon Elliott Wallis
  • 19-03-2019

Now I Want To Know More...

This book is still digesting in my mind and spirit. As a Protestant, I’ve always wondered about the Catholic veneration and beliefs about Mary. I have been on the edge of my seat listening to this book. Now, I just want to know more about this subject. Whatever You want Lord Jesus. Amen.

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  • Barbara Gaebler
  • 07-01-2019

Wonderful Info.

What an education I never knew this information was there for us to find. Thanks Brand Pitre.

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  • jhanns
  • 02-01-2019

Well reasoned well received

The author does a nice job describing Catholic Christian beliefs concerning Mary, Mother of God, and defending them against most of the more common attacks, The author demonstrates how so-called ‘un-biblical’, ‘controversial’ positions held by the Catholic Church are founded on Old Testament scriptures and widely (e.g., universally ) embraced traditions of the early Church. You may not believe what the Catholic Christian Church believes about Mary because of things you’ve learned or heard. The author’s clear, concise reasons for these beliefs are shared in ways that are open, kind, educational, and engaging.

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  • M. E. Donnelly
  • 25-05-2019

Beautiful!

The title says exactly what you get. I hope that all who read this will understand why we Catholics turn to Mary for help in following her Son.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-05-2019

Compelling, accessible, scriptural

Dr. Pitre does it again. I loved his use of Catholic, Jewish, Protestant, etc. scholarly sources.
An insightful read for anyone interested in the book title's subject.

A humble and understated introduction to orthodox Christian beliefs regarding Mary. A good introduction to complimentary Jewish beliefs in Scripture about Mary.

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  • Adair McGraw
  • 20-05-2019

This book is amazing!

If you ever want to be able to explain to people who don't understand why we pray to Mary and ask for her intercession with Jesus and why that's not worshiping Mary, you need to read this book; it's amazing!!

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  • InCarolina
  • 01-05-2019

Fantastic book!

This book was very informative, and will open your eyes to the importance of Mary to the Christian religion. Jesus was speaking to us from the Cross about his Mother. This book links the old testement to new testement in regards to the foreshadowing of Mary's role to us in modern times. I highly recommend this book.

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  • L.Lovelace
  • 18-04-2019

Reaffirming!

I am an Eastern Orthodox Christian who converted from Protestantism years ago. This was the book I needed when I was struggling with what the Church believes regarding Mary. Granted the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches do not see exactly eye to eye on every doctrine regarding Mary. Particularly with regards to how our respective Churches understand her sinlessnes which we both affirm, but articulate differently. I appreciate the Authors respect for the Eastern Church Fathers whom he quotes multiple times. This book is a must read for anyone wanting to understand Jewish and biblical roots of Marian dogmas. The authors is a first rate scholar and his historical and biblical exegesis is top notch. The best part of all is that he brings it down to a layman's level. That is what the best scholars are able to do and he does it. So whether you are struggling with the Churches teaching about Mary or know some who is, this book is a must. Check it out.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-04-2019

Mary the prototype

as a Protestant I think it is to easy to ignore the truth about Mary and the Jewish roots of Christianity. Orthodoxy seems to be a bastion of faith holding up what Christ and the Apostles laid.

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  • Yancy Evans
  • 25-03-2019

Superb and illuminating!

Excellent book that is well researched and makes a compelling case for the Catholic position on Mary. Highly recommended.

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  • Sean Davidson
  • 07-05-2019

Wonderful!

if they make it to heaven, biblical scholars will eventually come to realise that the Catholic Church had always been right in her teachings on Mary. Dr. Pitre is already there!

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  • Edward Dore
  • 20-12-2018

Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary

In keeping with previous world of Bran t Pierre
I have read this book opens up the Gospels.
Must admit I got lost sometime. I intend rereading book again