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Advance praise for Full of Grace
Full of Grace is a rare gem: elegantly written, beautifully illustrated, theologically and historically sound, ecumenically-minded, and a potential delight to all, even those who think they have no interest in the Virgin Mary. This is a book to be savored, and returned to time and time again—a great companion and guide on the road to enlightenment. — Carlos Eire, National Book Award-winning author of Waiting For Snow In Havana
Judith Dupré has taken one of the oldest subjects in our human story and made her new. With simple, beautifully told (and often hilarious) stories on the nature of faith and doubt, and a gorgeous panorama of art-through-the-ages, Full of Grace brings the Virgin Mary fully alive. — Nora Gallagher, author of Things Seen and Unseen and Changing Light
Given all that the Virgin Mary has meant to people over the centuries, trying to imagine her is as impossible an undertaking as trying to imagine Woman herself. Yet thousands of artists have managed to do so with brilliant specificity. Judith Dupré has gathered together some of their art, along with specific imaginings of her own, in a beautiful and provocative introduction to one of the most resonant figures in religious history. —Judith Shulevitz, author of The Sabbath World
We may take Full of Grace as a personal guidebook. Using a conversational tone, Judith Dupré brings together art, religious history, and secular references to show how the courage and beauty of the mother of Jesus may be found within us all. —Ana Castillo, author of So Far From God