Would you like to invite Heidi to speak or do a book signing at your parish or women's group? Does your parish belong to the Detroit or Lansing dioceses? Contact Heidi at hsaxton(at)christianword(dot)com.
Mary, the Feminine Ideal: Now on DVD!
Heidi's interview on EWTN's "The Abundant Life" makes an excellent introduction to Mary for your next RCIA or parish study group. To order this on VHS or DVD, click here.
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This book is a wonderful resource for parish use in RCIA and women's groups. Cheryl Dickow of Bezalel Books offers the following generous discount schedule:
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The imprimatur for this book was granted 4/2/08 by Bishop Carl Mengeling of the Diocese of Lansing. All prayers are included "with ecclesiastical permission" (Can 826, par3).
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The Reviews Are In...
"Behold Your Mother was written for those just coming to know Mary, but it is a wonderful source of reflection for those of us who already love Mary and turn to her as our mother. It is a brief book, but it is full of meaning and value. It is a reminder of the importance of Mary in God's plan for salvation, as well as her role in our lives. Jesus followed the commandment to 'Honor thy mother and father.' He wants us to honor our adopted mother. As we honor Mary and forge a relationship with her, she brings us to her divine Son."
"Behold Your Mother is a soulful, heartfelt look at deepening our relationship with the Blessed Mother. Heidi Saxton skillfully blends personal stories, devotions, and scripture into a charmingly readable book that belongs on the shelf of every Catholic, be he or she cradle, revert or convert."
Melanie Rigney Former editor at "Writer's Digest" (Her website is here.)
"Heidi paints a vivid, faithful and authentic picture of our Holy Mother and the many roles she played and still plays in all of our lives while offering us an opportunity to deepen our relationship with the Mother of God."
"In Behold Your Mother, Heidi Hess Saxton invites us to tug on Mother Mary’s apron strings to get her attention. Through personal stories and scripturally based reflections, Heidi offers us a glimpse of our Blessed Mother’s eminence but also her humanness to alleviate our fears of approaching her."
Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle (Donna's blog is here.) Author of Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers, The Heart of Motherhood, Prayerfully Expecting, and Catholic Saints Prayer Book
"Heidi Hess Saxton gently and lovingly draws her reader toward a deeper relationship with Mary, and ultimately with her Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ through this resource filled with moving vignettes and scriptural context. Heidi paints vivid and compelling portraits of Mary as an intercessor who will take us by the hand and walk with us toward Jesus, who waits with open arms to receive our hearts and lives. This book is the perfect resource to employ as a daily devotional and as an informative guide to build a deeper prayer relationship and to better know our most gracious advocate."
"Behold Your Mother is a collection of beautiful meditations on the lives of Mary and Jesus with a special emphasis on Mary's role as mother of us all. Even those who are new to a relationship with our heavenly mother will be drawn in by Heidi's charming personal stories and eloquent prose. This book is both a lesson in Marian spirituality and a simple prayer book, but mostly it is a love poem from a faithful daughter to her mama. A treasure."
Cathy Adamkiewicz (Cathy's blog is here. Her website is here.) Author, Broken and Blessed: A Life Story
"A fresh approach, a plain talking yet flourishing style where Mary is presented as Queen of Heaven yet with the approachableness of a Mom next door. You have managed to knock down barriers that doubters put up and you present Mary as a truly loving and loveable intercessor. Well done! I hope it flies off the shelves!"
"In Behold Your Mother, Heidi examines those many roles [of Mary]--from the Intended of Joseph to the Queen of Peace, in the 48 meditations that follow her three stories about her experiences with Mary. Each begins with a bit of Scripture or legend about Mary, followed by a meditation in verse and a prayer to her or to a saint important to her role. These are beautifully done, but more than that, they are heartfelt. A few brought tears to my eyes. ... This is a terrific book for someone wanting to strengthen their relationship with Mary, our Mother or to learn more about her life and her roles, past and present, and what they mean for us today."