â€śHow can we save civilization?â€ť is the question many people worry about today.
As the world descends into chaos, Christians are thinking deeply about how to stem the tide. Many options and suggestions have been presented to deal with Christian persecution and cultural decadence, but none can hold a candle to The Marian Option.
Dr. Carrie Gress provides a thoroughly researched birdâ€™s eye view of the significant cultural and military events mediated through Mary on behalf of her spiritual children. From miraculous victories to the soaring heights of culture, you have never seen Mary like this before.
Until now, books on the Virgin Mary have generally focused upon one apparition or various theological elements of this mysterious woman. But the scope of The Marian Option is far greater. Drawing from a vast array of dogmas, Vatican approved apparitions, and writings of the saints, Dr. Gress has pulled together the remarkable story of Maryâ€™s overwhelming influence and intercession.
Using history, sound theology, and a detectiveâ€™s eye, Gress brings to light the fascinating details of Maryâ€™s role in major geopolitical shifts. The reader will see how instrumental the Mother of God was in:
Freeing Spain from Islamic occupation
Igniting the largest mass conversion to Catholicism in history
Leading an unassuming priest to bring down the worldâ€™s most powerful empire without firing a shot
Beyond the battlefield, The Marian Option also highlights the link between Marian devotion and high culture, showing how creativity and the artsâ€”painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and literatureâ€”all flourish when devotion to her is strong.