Long ago, before time began, the God who sees all laid out a plan;
A plan of love, a plan of grace, a plan to show man His holy face.
Bestselling authors Scott Hahn and Emily Stimpson Chapman have teamed together to bring the story of Our Lady’s role in salvation to children of all ages with Mary, Mother of All. With attractive illustrations from Tricia Dugat, Mary, Mother of All begins with the story of creation and the Fall and continues with God’s unfolding plan of salvation. Crucial to this plan is a Mother whose love continues to surround us today.
Children—and their parents—will be deeply grateful for this exceptional presentation that makes Catholic teaching on Mary understandable to the tenderest of hearts among us.
Scott Hahn is the Fr. Michael Scanlan Professor of Biblical Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990. Founder and President of the St. Paul Center, Dr. Hahn has been married to Kimberly since 1979; they have six children and twenty-one grandchildren. The author or editor of over forty popular and academic books, Dr. Hahn’s works include best-selling titles Rome Sweet Home, The Lamb’s Supper, and Hope to Die.
Emily Stimpson Chapman is an award-winning Catholic author of over a half-dozen books, including Hope to Die: The Christian Meaning of Death and the Resurrection of the Body, co-authored with Scott Hahn; The Catholic Table: Finding Joy Where Food and Faith Meet; These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body; and The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide for the Single Years. She also is the editor of the high school faith formation series Formed in Christ and the author of numerous studies for the women’s ministry Endow. Chapman lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, Chris, and their three young children.
“Mary, Mother of All may be one of the best Catholic kids’ books I’ve ever seen, simply because it’s a delightful read for both adults and children. . . . This book is a triumph, and you need to add it to your family library.”
Katie Prejean McGrady, Speaker, Author, and Host of The Katie McGrady Show on Sirius XM
“It’s never too early to introduce children to the Mother God the Father chose for His Son and that Son from Calvary chose for us. In this beautiful work, Scott Hahn, Emily Stimpson Chapman, and Tricia Dugat help children of God young and old get to know Mary better, to understand her role in salvation history, and to love her with grateful affection as Jesus does.”
Fr. Roger J. Landry, Catholic Chaplain, Columbia University
“Happily ensconced on page after page of gorgeous artwork, the lovely, lyrical text of this gem of a book will surely embed itself in the memories of children and adults alike. I envision children begging to hear it again and again, and their grownups happily complying. Everyone will come away with a deeper, truer love for Our Lady.”
Elizabeth Foss, Founder, Take Up and Read
“This simple, succinct, and yet utterly profound theology of Mary is a must for every Catholic home. Mary, Mother of All is sure to transform the hearts of parents and children alike. I truly cannot recommend it highly enough.”
Stephanie Weinert, Founder, Mother & Home
“These pages are full of truth, goodness, and beauty. While we cannot love Our Lady more than her Son, as St. Maximilian Kolbe said, this book certainly makes me take up that challenge—to love her more and more and to seek refuge within her mantle.”
Rachel Bulman, Author, Speaker, and Star of Meet the Bulmans
“This beautiful book is the perfect catechetical tool for nourishing little hearts and needs a permanent place in every Catholic child’s library!”
Emily Fossier, Blogger, Little Fossi Way