From Dolores Kimball’s introduction:
I’ve always been fascinated by the story of Mary of Bethany. For years I’ve pondered the words of Jesus spoken as Mary anointed him for his burial: ‘Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her’ (Matt. 26:13; Mark 14:9). What on earth, I’ve always wondered, could she possibly have done to merit such an extraordinary commendation from the Lord? The more I looked into it, and the more I learned of Mary, the more I came to believe that hers is an honest to goodness, read-between- the lines mystery story, a mystery that revolves around Jesus’ tribute to her, a tribute unique in all of Scripture. This is a book that will encourage as well as intrigue, as the author challenges popular misconceptions about Mary of Bethany.
Mary and Martha: peace vs. turmoil
At Jesus’ feet: hearing a word from the Lord Choosing the better: life choices
Coming to Him: the education of Martha
What she has done: Mary’s good work
Mary’s insight: knowing what others missed
Silence: the lost art
No self-defense: the mystery of humility
Being a Mary in today’s culture: Is it even possible?
Dolores Kimball is an experienced editor and writer whose passion is to explain biblical truth in clear, practical ways that will impact and change lives – especially the lives of women. A Bible study teacher and women’s retreat speaker, Dolores has worked as writer and editor for several large Christian ministries including Focus on the Family, David C. Cook, and Compassion International. Formerly Managing Editor of Got Questions Ministries, she is now a freelance writer and editor.