Book Reviews of Looking for Mary: Or, the Blessed Mother and Me

Looking for Mary: Or, the Blessed Mother and Me
Looking for Mary Or the Blessed Mother and Me
Author: Beverly Donofrio
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ISBN-13: 9780140196276
ISBN-10: 0140196277
Publication Date: 8/1/2001
Pages: 246
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Compass Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
A memoir of one woman's search for faith and meaning. Beverly Donofrio finds herself collecting Virgin Mary memorabilia, which turns into a faith journey. As a Catholic, I can't say that I agree with all of her conclusions, but at the same time, it is a very honest, funny, and sometimes harsh personal story of growing in faith and understanding.
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Helpful Score: 1
This novel kept me interested, if not for the freak factor. Oh, and Catholics really don't worship Mary.
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Helpful Score: 1
I found this book,a little too,unbelivable. I thought that it would be funny.It was kind of dry.
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Helpful Score: 1
I picked this book up because this is how I was brought back to the church. First a little old sad Mary statue here, an old framed print there, a broken rosary in the thrift shop, books on praying the rosary, on and on and on. Eventually people looked at my growing Mary and kitschy Catholic collection wondering what was wrong with me, thinking I was "getting Jesus". Turns out I was. It took a few years but now I realize Mary brought be back to the church. I totally get this book. I could have written some of it myself.
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Helpful Score: 1
Unlike the author, I am a convert. The humor is that I married a guy who ended up in the Diaconate and I'm teaching RCIA now! God does have a sense of humour! I well remember my concern with the teachings on Mary. I think this is book would be great for anyone experiencing those doubts. Mary is MOM to me now. The search by the author was what I also went through. THe book is not going to ever have an Imprimator, because there are something that the author expresses that are her own viewpoints and not of the Church. But it's a SEARCH and the miracle is that her prayers are answered and she too ends up with another Mom.
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Follows the transformation of a woman from atheist, to collector of Marian "kitsch", to a true believer.
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Interesting read
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Witty and Honest.
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Have not finished the book. Having a hard time understanding how someone can not love Mary.
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A very moving commentary on Mary and how an understanding of her can enrich one's life. It is not so much a book that one reads from cover to cover and is enriched by it, accordingly. But it is possible to pick it up and read a few paragraphs, ponder them and feel better,regardless of religious affiliation.
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My impression of this book is that it is one womans journey back to her catholic roots & the Virgin Mary in particular.
I resold it after I read it.