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While much has been written about the life of Jesus Christ, the details of his mother's life remain largely unknown. What was daily life like for a young woman in first-century Galilee? What do we know of Mary's other children? What happened to Mary after the crucifixion and resurrection of her Son?
Author Camille Fronk Olson recounts Mary's story and mission to show us a woman whose life took an unexpected path, a woman who learned to balance the daily demands and hardships of life with her unique role as the mother of the Savior of the world.
In discovering Mary we discover a woman of great courage and faith, one who was willing to do whatever God asked of her.
Richly illustrated and beautifully designed, Mary, the Mother of Jesus provides an illuminating view of a woman whose example of devotion and sacrifice still resonates with those who likewise love the Lord and desire to serve him.
- Size: 7 x 7
- Pages: 96
- Published: 04/2012
About the Author
Camille Fronk Olson is a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University. She is the author of Women of the Old Testament; Mary, Martha, and Me; and In the Hands of the Potter. Her doctoral studies focused on Palestinian families in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, considering cultural influences on future aspirations in the midst of racial and religious conflict. Sister Olson, who was formerly dean of students at LDS Business College, serves as chair of the Department of Ancient Scripture at BYU. She and her husband, Paul, have two children and four grandchildren and reside in Provo, Utah.