The World's First Love
  • The World's First Love
  • The World's First Love
  • The World's First Love
  • The World's First Love
  • The World's First Love
ISBN: 1586174746
EAN13: 9781586174743
Language: English
Release Date: Jul 5, 2010
Pages: 276
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 7.9" L x 5.2" W
Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

With his characteristic eloquence and brilliance, Fulton J. Sheen presents a moving portrayal of the Blessed Virgin Mary that combines deep spirituality with history, philosophy and theology. All the major aspects and events of Mary's life are lovingly portrayed in this word portrait that is a never failing source of information, consolation and inspiration. Sheen also gives profound insights into all the Marian beliefs ranging from the Immaculate Conception to the Assumption to the miracle of Our Lady of Fatima. While considering the different phases of Mary's life, Bishop Sheen discusses various problems common to mankind of every age and reveals clearly that every problem can be resolved. He emphasizes the unique dignity, strength and gifts of women and their ability to help heal the world's problems. Sheen stresses mankind's need of the Mother of God and her burning love for all her children. The great resurgence of devotion to Mary is God's way of emphasizing the worth and dignity of every person against the false doctrines that have so confused the modern world.

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   Relevant, Inspiring and Timely!
From a very young age, the Blessed Archbishop of Sheen was very devoted to Mary. As is true of all Bishop Sheen's works, this book is written brilliantly and is easy to read. One chapter of this book contains Bishop Sheen's meditations on the mysteries of the Holy Rosary. It is an invaluable resource that you will often recite if you are an occasional or frequent prayer of the Roses. Bishop Sheen's books are today as relevant and inspiring as they were when they were written more than fifty years ago!
 
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   New but sticky substance on cover and pages.
The book arrived very quickly. When looking at the binding and pages it is obviously sticky brown, but there is a new substance on the cover and several of the pages together. The bubble-wrapped package is clean inside. I bought this book for my job, it will be embarrassing to read with the mud and also difficult to use since the pages are clumped together.
 
5
   Classic Fulton Sheen
If you had any doubts about certain aspects of Mary, the mother of God's apparitions, you will no longer be concerned. I remember watching him as a young man on TV, this is but a continuation of the enthralling experience of many years ago. Highly recommended.
 
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   Great treatment and explanation of the Blessed Mother and her role in early Christian history
Of the 60 or so books he wrote, this was Bishop Sheen's favorite. I am a lifelong Catholic and love the Blessed Virgin, but have never understood the whole Marian theology as well as I should. World's First Love is written and explained by Bishop Sheen in a way that is suited to a deeper understanding of the Virgin Mary, even if you are not a theologian. This is not to say that it is an easy or cursory read, but rather written in such a way that logic, concepts and scriptural support in a productive as well as enjoyable read come together with some focus and concentration. This review is helpful, Hope.
 
5
   Wonderful read
This is a good read, to learn more about the Mary Mother of Jesus, this is the best book to purchase.
 
5
   Credible witness to the power of Mary's intercession.
Sheen provides an intellectual defense of the Marian doctrines of the Catholic Church. Though often difficult to decipher for simple audiences, his writing style includes many beautifully crafted examples of core concepts. This book is not an easy read, but if you are looking for a detailed and eloquent synopsis of Marian doctrine, this is it!
 
4
   A hard read - unexpected
I am surprised, but this was a hard read. A good read is none the less.
 
5
   What can you say about Bishop Sheen that has not already been said
He had one of the greatest minds when it came to being a Catholic. All his books are by far some of the greatest words on paper. God bless him and love him.
 
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