Off the Shelf 114 – Christine Watkins
Conversion stories are a powerful witness to the fact that we have a loving God intent upon a one on one relationship with each of us…no matter where we are. Christine Watkins joins me on this week’s show to discuss the lives of six men and how Mary played a significant role in their journey to the faith. These stories are so powerful they may just change yours! Check out her book Of Men and Mary: How Six Men Won the Greatest Battle of Their Lives.
From the publisher Queen of Peace Media
Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, calls this book, “Anointed!” Exorcist Fr. Gary Thomas, subject of the movie, “The Rite,” says, “OF MEN AND MARY is superb. The six life testimonies contained within it are miraculous, heroic, and truly inspiring.” Certain books as this come along that have the power “to transform lives, to free people from darkness,” claims Br. Daniel Maria Klimek, T.O.R. “I plan to share this tremendous work with many through the years.”
Powerful in the spirit, OF MEN AND MARY also delivers tasty doses of pure entertainment. You will find yourself inspired by a murderer, a sweet lamb who lost it all, and a man who literally died–and then came back to life. You will suddenly root for a football player tackled by the Blessed Mother, a man caught up in illicit sexual liaisons, and a man whose marriage was as good as dead.
While OF MEN AND MARY may be about six males, it is for everyone, because it is also a book about a woman. In the heat of the fiercest of spiritual battles, when all seemed lost and these men were left with nothing to stand on but stormy seas, they were given a lifeboat. That lifeboat–that woman–is the Blessed Virgin Mary. She is the boat of safety for all of us, the surest and safest passage to the heart of her Son. She is our victory and sweet reassurance that God’s plan is infinitely better than our own; and she is our challenge to follow her Son, no matter the cost, no matter how fierce the battle. Read the stories of these brave men, and you will inevitably come away with a desire to climb in the boat with them and sail safely home.
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I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.