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Singing Mary's Song

Singing Mary's Song

An Advent Message of Hope and Deliverance  

por John A. Stroman
Libro de bolsillo

Soon after the angel Gabriel announced to Mary the astonishing news that she would bear the long-awaited Messiah, Mary went to visit her cousin Elizabeth, who was also expecting a child.

As Mary greeted Elizabeth, the child in Elizabeth's womb (John the Baptist) leaped inside her. Elizabeth exclaimed to Mary, "God has blessed you among all women. Why do I have this honor, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?"

Mary responded by singing a song of praise to God, commonly known as the Magnificat.

Her song, recorded in Luke 1:46-55, was not a sweet lullaby sung in anticipation of the baby Jesus' birth, Stroman says. Instead, it was a message of deliverance and hope.

Mary's song proclaimed deliverance and hope to a dark and fearful world. It continues to bring challenge and hope to us today.

Singing Mary's Song provides scripture readings, meditations, and prayers for each day of Advent. Each week's readings focus on various lines of Mary's song. Reflection questions are included each week.

This Advent study will give you new insight into the life of Mary. Listen closely to Mary's song and discover its message for you today. A great study for individuals or groups!

Formato: Libro de bolsillo
ISBN: 978-0-8358-1118-7
Editor: The Upper Room
Imprimir: Upper Room Books
Fecha de publicación: 09/01/2012
Paginas: 112
Dimensiones: 8.5000 x 5.5000 x 0.2340

John A. Stroman is a teacher and writer in Tallahassee, Florida. He served as a United Methodist pastor for 40 years, including being senior pastor at Pasadena Community Church, St. Petersburg. Stroman holds a doctorate in theology from Boston University School of Theology.


With the wisdom of a biblical scholar and the warmth of a caring pastor, John Stroman enables us to see Mary as a real human being rather than a saintly figure on a Christmas card. But this study goes beyond retelling of Mary's story. It helps us find ourselves in Mary's story and invites us to join in singing her song of grace, liberation, and hope.
—The Rev. Dr. James A. Harnish
Senior Pastor, Hyde Park United Methodist Church
Tampa, Florida

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