Book Recommendation: Mary – A Study…

MaryMary – A Study of Papal Encyclicals on Mary (Bezalel Books; 2010) is the latest offering of Catholic author and educator, Cheryl Dickow.  Cheryl is the newest contributing writer on the Integrated Catholic Life Blog and we are happy to promote her excellent book. Be sure to check out her post below: Putting on the Armor of God.

Product Description on Amazon… “There are many great tools available that can help us grow in our Catholic faith and Cheryl Dickow’s Mary – Ever Virgin, Full of Grace: A Study of Papal Encyclicals on Mary should be at the top of the list of those that Catholics use to grow in their faith and acquire more information about its rich history. Mary – Ever Virgin, Full of Grace: A Study of Papal Encyclicals on Mary provides the reader with a dozen Marian encyclicals reprinted in their entirety – with Vatican approval. No searching, printing, or downloading is needed, just an open heart and mind as to what you might be able to learn from some of the greatest Catholic teachers; Pope Leo XIII, Pope Pius XII, Pope John XXIII, and John Paul II. The book also provides Scriptural references, study questions, and visual images that help lead to further prayer and contemplation. A study such as this proves that every Catholic can and should be reading Papal encyclicals. This particular study can be used in an individual or group setting. Encyclicals are absolute blessings filled with gems that can jump start your faith life or deepen it in ways unimagined. The fact that we have a talented, contemporary writer and educator such as Cheryl Dickow who uses her communication and teaching skills to guide us smoothly through these writings is just icing on an already irresistible cake. As we say in Italian, Buon Appetito! Teresa Tomeo, Best-selling Catholic author (Newsflash: My Surprising Journey from Secular Anchor to Media Evangelist; All Things Girl: Truth for Teens; All Things Guy: A Guide to Becoming a Man that Matters), speaker, and Syndicated Catholic Radio Host.”

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Deacon Michael Bickerstaff is the Editor in chief and co-founder of the The Integrated Catholic Life.™ A Catholic Deacon of the Roman Rite for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Deacon Bickerstaff is assigned to St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church where he is the Director of Adult Education and Evangelization.

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