From Mother to Disciple: Mary’s Journey

Becoming a disciple of Jesus requires sacrifice, difficult decisions, and a willingness to be transformed—again and again. Putting on the new self in Christ demands change and perseverance. No one knew this better than Jesus’ mother, Mary.

Mary’s story provides a rich model for us as we seek to deepen our commitment to a life of discipleship. That’s why Logos has developed Mary: Devoted to God’s Plan, the second volume in the Studies in Faithful Living series. In this resource, we trace Mary’s journey of faith step by step as she follows God’s call. Mary’s continual shifts in identity presented challenging (and sometimes exhausting) sets of tasks: from those of a bride-to-be to those of an unwed pregnant woman to those of the mother of Christ. Toward her journey’s end, she encountered one more transformation—one only she would ever face. She went from being mother of God to child of God, from raising God’s son to following him, from teacher to disciple.


Mary: Devoted to God’s Plan walks you through the challenges of Mary’s journey. For her and for us, becoming a disciple of Christ requires humility, surrender, and an unwavering, sometimes blind faith in God’s plan. Mary’s devotion didn’t falter. Her journey wasn’t perfect—she sometimes misunderstood Jesus’ claims or urged him to act when he wasn’t ready to—but ultimately, she was willing to step back and allow God to lead her. Can we learn to do the same?

In Mary: Devoted to God’s Plan, you and your entire church or small group can follow Mary’s journey of faith, learning along with her what it means to become a disciple of Christ. As you explore history, culture, and literary insights into her story through this eight-week study, you’ll gain new insights into Mary, her perspective on Jesus’ life, and the dynamics between them.  Join us as we learn from Mary how to allow Christ to transform us. Order the individual book or the complete church curriculum now at the discounted Pre-Pub price!


  1. Linwood,
    I ask this not as one who desires to stir up an arguement, but as one who is truly curious. I do bleive that we can cause dangerous confusions if we use the worngs words, but that samantics can play a role in our confusions as well. Therefore, this discussion has me thinking.
    If we say that Mary was not a disciple, are we not also saying she never accepted Christ’s finished work on the cross? If not, how does one accept Christ’s work without being a disciple? If so, where in scripture can we find that notion varified?
    If scripture does not varify our beliefs, they are weak beliefs at best. If scripture contradicts our beliefs, we should turn tail and run the other direction from those beliefs, should we not?

  2. Be like Mary? Be puzzled and disturbed when told that you are blessed by God?