Megan McKenna presents in this book vivid, varied, and astonishing meditations and reflections upon the life and work of this important figure in Christian tradition. Demonstrating the same imaginative skills of interpretation as she did in Parables: The Arrows of God, the author examines Mary's roles as virgin, mother, parent, comrade, mystic, and sister spirit. From the Annunciation through her presence at Calvary, Mary is the loyal disciple and dedicated servant of the Lord. McKenna's strong sense of social justice shines through these pages. Best of all, she again shares a treasure trove of Jewish, Native American, and other stories which amplify each chapter. Mary: Shadow of Grace is an enthralling read!