Sunday 11 June 2023

Mary, Mother of All - Scott Hahn, Emily Stimpson Chapman and ricia Dugat

Mary, Mother of All 
Scott Hahn
Tricia Dugat (Illustrator)
Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN 9781645852629
eISBN  9781645852636

Over the years I have rea da number of volumes by Scott Hahn, and I have been blessed by all of them. I picked up this volume without even reading the description. So, I was a little surprised to find out it was a picture book. That being said, it is a wonderful book. This is a volume that would be great for young readers in your life. It would be perfect for any home, church or school library. The description of this volume states:

“Long ago, before time began, the God who sees all laid out a plan;

A plan of love, a plan of grace, a plan to show man His holy face.

Bestselling authors Scott Hahn and Emily Stimpson Chapman have teamed together to bring the story of Our Lady’s role in salvation to children of all ages with Mary, Mother of All. With attractive illustrations from Tricia Dugat, Mary, Mother of All begins with the story of creation and the Fall and continues with God’s unfolding plan of salvation. Crucial to this plan is a Mother whose love continues to surround us today.

Children—and their parents—will be deeply grateful for this exceptional presentation that makes Catholic teaching on Mary understandable to the tenderest of hearts among us.”

I absolutely loved this volume. The text by Hahn and Emily Stimpson Chapman if wonderfully written. And the illustrations by Tricia Dugat are excellent. My youngest is well beyond picture books but she saw the cover on my Kindle and wanted to give it a read. She loved it as well. She found the illustrations of the serpent especially striking and powerful. It reminds me of the few Board Books Matthew Kelly has written. It is a great volume. It is book I can easily recommend. 

As stated this would be a wonderful addition to any home, school or church library. It would also be wonderful as part of a baptism gift to start building a library for the child. I can easily recommend this book. It has our family seal of approval and heartily recommend it. 

If you wish to buy the book directly from The St. Paul Center do so here

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2023 Catholic Reading Plan!

Books by Scott Hahn:
A Father Who Keeps His Promises
A Pocket Guide to Saint Paul
A Pocket Guide to the Bible
Angels and Saints: A Biblical Friendship with God's Holy Ones
Answering the New Atheism: Dismantling Dawkins's Case Against God
Catholic for a Reason
Consuming the Word: The New Testament and The Eucharist in the Early Church
Covenant and Communion
Evangelizing Catholics: A Mission Manual for the New Evangelization
First Comes Love: Finding Your Family in the Church and the TrinityHail, Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God
Holy Is His Name
Hope for Hard Times
Joy to the World: How Christ's Coming Changed Everything and Still Does
Kinship by Covenant: A Canonical Approach to the Fulfillment of God's Saving Promises
Letter and Spirit : From Written Text to Living Word in the Liturgy
Living the Mysteries - A Guide for Unfinished Christians
Lord Have Mercy: The Healing Power of Confession
Many Are Called: Rediscovering the Glory of the Priesthood
Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace
Politicizing the Bible: The Roots of Historical Criticism and the Secularization of Scripture 1300-1700
Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain, and Defend the Catholic Faith
Rome Sweet Home
Scripture Matters
Signs of Life: 40 Catholic Customs and Their Biblical Roots
Swear to God : The Promise and Power of the Sacraments
The Creed: Professing the Faith Through the Ages
The Fourth Cup
The First Society

The Kingdom of God As Liturgical Empire
The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth
Understanding "Our Father"


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