Have you ever read Hail, Holy Queen written by Scott Hahn?
You should. It’s simply amazing!
I check out this book from my local library (and have yet to return it sssssh). I wanted to read a Scott Hahn book because I think he’s an amazing guy. I figured his books would be just as awesome as his discussion and recorded CD’s. I definitely wasn’t disappointed! This would the only Scott Hahn book my library carried, so quickly I checked it out.
It took awhile for me to begin reading it, and I mainly read it during my adoration hours. It’s an wonderful explanation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and how she is most certainly our eternal Mother in Heaven. This book helped me realize just how pure and wholesome she is and how Jesus wants us to respect her just as he respects her. I have several moments of grace hit me while reading this book. As a Catholic I appreciate her, but this book has helped formed me to love her.
The book explains with scripture why we should respect Mary. Hahn explains with the Old Testament and New Testament how Mary has really been there all along. Hahn beautifully explains her to all of us and I couldn’t not help write something about it! It was published back in 2001, so the book is about 13 years so it’s probably available in any local bookstore. You can purchase it on Amazon for $11 brand new (or a $1.33 from used!).
The art on the cover of the book is gorgeous as well.
So, small story short, I’m not going to go over highlights of this book because I really don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t read it! But there are several statements in this book that took me aback and made me say “WOW“. If you a Catholic looking for another good read, I recommend this! Hopefully you’ll find an appreciate for our Blessed Mother through this book like I did!
And since this a post mentioning Mary, I figured I’d throw the Hail Mary in to the post (because why not? 🙂 )
Hail Mary, full of grace the Lord is with thee. Blessed are you amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Til then. God bless!