May 18, 2011

The Virgin Mary In The Light Of The Word Of God by Dr. Labib Mikhail

The Virgin Mary In The Light Of The Word Of God is an informative book that presents insight from Scripture about the honour due to Blessed Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

This book fills a tremendous need for a concise, elegant, Biblical treatment of Mary. Dr. Labib, as he is affectionately known, gives Mary her due full honor while fending off the many faith-damaging myths perpetuated about her.

For those not well acquainted with but interested in Christianity and its true historic beliefs, you will find a straight-forward declaration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is the Gospel that leads to the eternal and abundant life our God always intended for mankind, through the saving and sanctifying work of Jesus Christ. For the committed Christian, you will find an edifying presentation of the true Gospel and of sound doctrine.

The book is a balanced and Biblical portrait of the Virgin Mary. It is a relevant study clarifying Mary’s role and significance.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 
(John 1:1) 

I found the book to have many biblical references and they were an enjoyment to read, as well as the side stories concerning the thoughts and actions of those involved.  Like how Mary came back from her cousin Elizabeth's three months pregnant after newly marrying Joseph, who, upon hearing this, secretly asks for a divorce.  However, before the paperwork can be drawn up, an angel appears before Joseph who explains the who situation to him and he is relieved.

I did enjoy all those anecdotes dispersed throughout the pages, however, I had serious problems reading about Mary in the light in which Dr. Labib has written her.  It was rather disturbing, for myself personally, I have no other Gods before me but the one true God, I do not believe in prophets nor do I hold much stock to the bible other than a great historical reference.  And to read of Mary in such a light, was almost sacrilegious in my honest opinion.  However, my religious viewpoints are not at question here, the works of Dr. Labib is and for the information the book shares would make a great gift for your loved one questions about the Virgin Mary and/or if you are a devout Catholic or religious person who believes in the Holy Trinity, then you will thoroughly enjoy this book. 

Blessed Mary, the mother of Jesus! We Protestants often feel talk about Mary s special role in redemptive history is taboo! Here Christ Jesus is exalted as the only Way, Truth, and Life as the reader is drawn into the majestic mystery in which God humbled Himself, choosing a young peasant girl who would be the only person in the history of the universe to become the mother of the Incarnate Son of God, Jesus Christ our Lord! You will enjoy entering the wonderful life and character of this imminently unique lady, and feel inspired as you gaze on Mary's role in the salvation of the world as the Christ-Bearer. A relevant study clarifying Mary s role and significance, I highly recommend it. Dr. James Massey
 ** Disclosure: I did not accept any compensation from the sponsors other than review copies, my views are my own, reviewed by I see it~!! **

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for taking the time to review this book. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts.