Lessons from Whom? “Dear Mary” Book-Review

If you’ve read this blog for a while, you’ll know I enjoy reviewing books. I’ve recently received a free copy of Sarah Jakes’ latest from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.

The title is “Dear Mary: Lessons from the Mother of Jesus for the Modern Mom”, but as I read, I wondered whose life I was supposed to be learning from. The author seems to spend the majority of the book discussing her own life and family-situation. Before you’re 2 chapters in, she’s telling you about the memoir she’s already written, should you want to study her life in even greater detail!

I did like some of the thoughts she shared on parenthood and on the life of Christ, but if you’re expecting to learn something new about Jesus’ mother, “Dear Mary” is the wrong place to go.

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