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Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary

Unveiling the Mother of the Messiah
Written by: Brant James Pitre
Narrated by: Mark Deakins
Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
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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

What the critics say

“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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  • Barbara Gaebler
  • 2019-01-07

Wonderful Info.

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

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  • jhanns
  • 2019-01-02

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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  • Kennon Elliott
  • United States
  • 2019-03-19

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-28

great book

Eye opening, great perspectives. Good comparison between the old and the new testament. Excellent resource.

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  • Amazing 3701
  • 2019-02-28

Great book

Great book to have prior to Easter and travel to the Holy Land. Thank you

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  • Redneck
  • Tejas, USA
  • 2019-01-24

Outstanding book for Protestants!

Having spent half a century as a Protestant (LCMS Lutheran), I wish I could have encountered this book decades ago. It gives sound Biblical and historical scholarship to address the anti-Mary soundbites which float around many Protestant circles. Through proper understanding of how the Ancient Church viewed Mary, we are led to a clearer understanding of who Christ is. As the Eastern Orthodox say, "all Mariology is Christology." In almost every icon of Mary, she is holding Christ and pointing us to Him. Mary's last words recorded in Scripture to the servants at the wedding feast - and to us - were "what ever He tells you, do it."

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  • Dane Maralason
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2019-01-20

Great Listen Especially as a Catholic

This is a great listen! The narration is clear and engaging. The subject is extremely well researched. The organization of the material is superb. To my amazement, the volume of material covered in the relatively short read time is massive. I was very impressed. --Dane

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  • Sandy Angle
  • SAN ANGELO, TX, US
  • 2019-01-08

A Must Read

WOW!!! Best book you'll ever read on the scriptural basis for Mary, Mother of Jesus, our Mother!! Beautiful!

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  • John
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • 2019-01-01

Spell-binding

Just like every book from Dr. Pitre, this one was also not only good, but exceptionally good.

This was on the topic of Mary and the typology that exists within the pages of Scripture that discusses and evaluates the Catholic understanding of the theology and devotion to Mary. It is as I've described with other of Dr. Pitre's works--extremely accessible and like an Indiana Jones story of a sorts, where one discovers long forgotten artifacts that shed light in a whole new way. I thought I knew a lot of what Dr Pitre was going to write about until I read and listened to it. I'm once again dumbstruck by some of the revelations found here.

Dr. Pitre is the only writer whose books I have pre-ordered.

I used to read a lot of Clancy, and Vince Flynn stories for the thrillers they can create.

But Pitre's stuff is better because what he's written is not only intriguing, but it's the stuff of truth.

Truth and intrigue. Can't get much better than that.