Whispers of Mary (with Gayle Somers)

Do you know the role that women have played throughout Salvation History? There are many stories of incredible women in the Old Testament who played a significant role in the story of salvation. Jeff Cavins is joined by Gayle Somers to discuss some of these women and how their stories foreshadow the life of Mary. Gayle Somers is the author of Whispers of Mary: What Twelve Old Testament Women Teach Us About Mary.

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Knowing some of the key women in the Old Testament can be very impactful in our understanding of Mary.


Whispers of Mary: What Twelve Old Testament Women Teach Us About Mary

Throughout the history of the Bible, incredible women have played a part in the story of salvation. 

Steeped in Scripture, the Blessed Mother would have known and pondered the stories of these women. She might even have recognized pieces of her own story in theirs.

Following the Great Adventure Bible Timeline, the same one used in The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)™ podcast, Whispers of Mary: What Twelve Old Testament Women Teach Us About Mary invites Catholics to explore Marian typology through the lives of women like Eve, Esther, and Judith.

Written by Bible teacher Gayle Somers, Whispers of Mary serves as a resource for Catholics to grow in relationship with the Blessed Mother through:

  • Stories of biblical women from each Old Testament time period of The Bible Timeline
  • Reflection questions that provoke deep thought about how each Bible story applies to our lives
  • Space for journaling at the end of every chapter
  • And more!

With thought-provoking commentary and hundreds of Scripture verses, Whispers of Mary deepens readers’ appreciation for the story of salvation by revealing how even in the Old Testament, the lives of heroic women pointed toward Mary, and through Mary, to God.

Gayle Somers

Gayle Somers (BA, MTS), a former evangelical Protestant, was received into the Catholic Church with her family in 1995. She has been writing and leading parish Bible studies since 1996. She is the author of Ascension’s Galatians: Set Free to Live Workbook and has contributed to a Catholic women’s Bible.

Gayle’s latest project with Ascension is Whispers of Mary: What Twelve Old Testament Women Teach Us About Mary, an accessible and engaging book about Marian typology for Catholics.

Gayle lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband. She is a grandmother to five delightful grandchildren who live just down the street.

Meet Your Host: Jeff Cavins

Jeff Cavins is passionate about helping people understand Scripture and become disciples of Jesus Christ. Though he was born Catholic, Jeff went to Bible school and served as a protestant minister for twelve years before reverting to the Catholic Faith. Jeff then received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, he has become a leading Catholic evangelist and author.

Jeff created The Bible Timeline learning system, which revolutionized Catholic Bible Study for millions of Catholics. Since its introduction, Jeff has developed The Great Adventure series of Bible studies to help people better understand Sacred Scripture and its meaning for their lives. 


Ascension is pleased to offer our new and improved online bible study programs and sacramental preparation programs digitally to help you minister with flexibility. Go to ascensionpress.com to view all our offerings.

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