Finding a truly good role model in our world…someone with wisdom, love, and compassion, can be difficult. Mary, however, is as relevant today as she has been throughout the 2000-year history of the Church. She has dealt with both extreme pain and loss, and overwhelming joy and blessings. That is why, according to the author, we should continue to study Mary and her life. This informative guide to Marian basics is a welcome addition to anyone's plan for self-improvement.