Of Mary There is Never Enough
Publisher: Tumblar House
Publication Date: November 11, 2015
A tribute to the Blessed Virgin Mother that is unequaled in our times. Drawing on the ancient Fathers and Doctors of the Church and on the hidden Scriptures which tell of the love of God for this singular beauty of His creation, Mr. Biersach has woven a tapestry of his own making, baring a heart not altogether unlike those of the best saints who have written of Her. Some will savor in his writings a whiff of Belloc, others a turn of phrase reminiscent of Chesterton. Bringing with him the terminology of his own generation and some of the flair of the 60's, the author, like a knight in rusty armor, declares his unworthiness to present to us so sublime a Person as She who has captivated the Heart of God. You will want to give copies of this book to everyone who is dear to you. For the answer to all problems, and to paraphrase St. Bernard, "in all things, give them Our Lady!"
"Just about every page of this book is quotable. So I can’t recommend it highly enough. And this is particularly true today: any of you with mother issues or aren’t quite sure how Mary fits in your scheme of faith, you need this book. You absolutely require it, without a doubt. Especially if you’re a convert, or revert, or if you just grow up a regular Novus Ordo Catholic and never understood what old people were going on about with Mary. Get this book, absolutely essential to understand her place in the scheme of our own individual salvation." - Charles A. Coulombe
William L. Biersach was born in Pasadena, California, on the Feast Day of St. Philip Neri, the "Laughing Saint", in 1953. A product of Catholic grammar and high school, he naturally lost his Faith when the effects of Vatican II came rattling through the world like a maniacal jalopy in the 1960's and 70's. He found his way back to Traditional Rome in 1993 and has been active in trying to reacquaint Catholics with their own religion ever since. The Endless Knot is the first of his Father Baptist novels. He is currently working on the rough draft for the sixth book in the series. He resides in a stone house somewhere in Southern California, likes spicy food, and hopes to retire in Heaven some day.
I am glad I bought this book and that I will have it for future reference and inspiration. It was easy to read and written with a lively pen.
It had many quotes from the Bible, Popes and Saints and more concerning Mary. I learned a lot about Saint Mary which expanded my view of Her and Creation itself! He really put her in a context that makes her more attainable. I feel closer to her and her Son, Jesus Christ and further on my way to reshaping my worldview. Thank you Mr. Biersach.
This book answered so many questions I had about Mary. The One I am most grateful for is why she is called Star of the Sea. This book can be read rather quickly but I was forced by the wonderment of what I was reading, to put it down after every chapter to really meditate on what was being said. Thank you for this fantastic book on Mary!
I have long owned the first edition of this book, then bought the second, and now have the third edition. Each time I read it, I am inspired with new thoughts about Our Lady, and I am encouraged to keep close to Her and to share Her (and the book) with others. I buy multiple copies at a time to gift to family and friends. It is a small book at a modest price, but it is my favorite book to use to draw others closer to Mary.
This book has changed my life, I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking to get closer with the mother of Christ, and particularly those who are struggling in life, whether it’s addiction or a spiritual dryness. Trust me, when you remember that Mary is there for you , it seems as if anything is possible.
I bought this for my wife who is named after our Lady. After she read it, I read it and was amazed at what I found. I use the information that I found in it in my Catechism class. I did not know that one of her titles was Ark of the Covenant. I feel more connected to our Lady because of this book. Prof. Biersach did an awesome job on this one!
You will finish this book with a great love for Mary and an appreciation for the saints who wrote about her. Great to give to more “liberal” Catholic friends who like apeing protestant lines about Our Lady being Unnecessary.
I’ve gifted this beautiful little book. It’s a small, lovely ode to Our Lady and everyone should have a copy.
I got this book because of its mention and use in Professor Biersach's Loretto talk. I knew it was incredibly short and that was pretty much all I knew about the book. I ordered this during the Advent sale and got two other books along with this. My intention was to skim through this before I started reading the other books. I ended up reading the entire book in one sitting. I instantly recommended it to several friends after finishing. Not a single word is wasted. It's funny, insightful, powerful, and I'm considering purchasing several copies to give out as gifts. Of Mary There is Never Enough was hands down the greatest book I read in 2019.
This is a wonderful short introduction to the importance of Mary, but let its size not fool you, there is abundant detail within to be used as stepping stones to greater understanding. Interestingly enough, but perhaps not surprising given that Mary points towards Jesus, but the short meditation on the penetrating eyes of Jesus was by far the most striking part of this little book. Well worth it.