Waiting for Mary

Scot Mcknight has a new book coming out called "The Real Mary". As a protestant I've always been bothered by the way protestants largely ignore Mary. Certainly it's a response to the idolatrous Mary worship of the Catholic "church". Yet Mary prophesied, "From now on all generations will call me blessed" (Luke 1:48 NIV). The problem isn't that I couldn't call Mary blessed but that doing so felt popish.
If you're interested in Scot's book, I've got A Sample Chapter for you to read. I was impressed and I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the whole book when it comes out.
For more information on Scot McKnight's The Real Mary visit www.paracletepress.com. Please feel free to pick up this posting for your own site, blog or e-mail lists and help spread the word and get important dialog going on who the real Mary is.