Scott McKnight has a new book, (so brand new I haven’t read it), titled The Real Mary. No doubt about it, Mary has intrigued Christ-followers for centuries. Her unqualified “yes” to the God, her availability to a mission, her nearness to the Messiah, her full obedience in a broken world in contrast to Eve’s disobedience in paradise are all reasons we somehow get back to a discussion about Mary. As Max Lucado points out (and I paraphrase) at the one person who knew more of God’s plan than any other on planet earth was a young teenage girl fighting pimples in an out of the way Judean village who had no pedigree and no future. But her yes to God changed the world. “Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee.”
Here is a link to an article by Scott on Mary in Christianity Today.
No, I’m not a Roman Catholic – just in case all you heresy hounds out there thought you sniffed out a new victim.