Reviews Description: Songs of Assent explores the rich and subtle reality of the soul's "fiat" or "yes" to God. Walking alongside Mary, the mother of Jesus, this book explores her songs of "yes" at different points in her own unique journey: Simplicity, Receptivity, Wisdom, Confidence and Buoyancy. As she meditates on Mary's journey, Carla Waterman explores the implications for singing these beautiful songs in our own time. Songs of Assent is a poetic read that, at times, sings as much as it speaks. Each "song" is illustrated by Pamela Keske's lovely pen and ink "folk icons."