Ascension Press Releases Book "How to Pray Like Mary"

Ascension Press will be releasing in June a new book called How to Pray Like Mary with supplemental videos presented by best-selling author Sonja Corbitt. How to Pray Like Mary is a stand-alone book that includes a beautiful LOVE the Word® bookmark. In the six-part video series, Sonja talks a little more about her LOVE the Word® prayer method and gives some helpful stories from Scripture and her life to encourage you as you grow in prayer. "We are very excited to be working again with Sonja," said Product Manager Deborah Molina. "Sonja's new book, How to Pray like Mary, is going to help so many learn the beauty and power of Scripture-based prayer."

Reflecting on Mary's response to the Annunciation, Sonja shows the reader how to pray with Scripture under the guidance of the Blessed Mother. The book guides you through an easy but powerful practice for daily prayer. Sonja draws from vivid biblical texts, such as Hannah's song, the Psalms and the Annunciation to reveal how to surrender to the Holy Spirit and pray the Scriptures as Mary did. It will help you discover how to hear God in Scripture and make reading Scripture a joyful encounter with the One who loves you.

"Through the course of the book, we will explore Mary as the principal model of prayer and practice each step under Mary's guidance," Corbitt said. "My prayer is that you will learn to love the Word like Mary, from Mary, as she teaches us to ponder the Word we hear and read through the landscape of our lives."

Sonja Corbitt is a best-selling author, popular speaker and broadcaster. She is a Catholic Scripture teacher with a storyteller's gift - a Southern belle with a warrior's heart and a poet's pen. The best-selling author of Unleashed, Fearless, Ignite and Fulfilled, she also has a weekly radio show and podcasts to help busy Christians "love and lift all they've been given." "Lectio Divina can sometimes be intimidating," said Molina. "Sonja's approach is a friendly, easy way to get started." It will help Scripture come to life for you on a daily basis.