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The skills of Christian prayer are older and more profound than those of any other religion, but they're not usually taught to the laity any more. Rosary is really a one-volume encyclopedia of prayer, outlining the techniques of vocal, medative, and contemplative prayer in detail, clearly and understandably, drawing its insights from the Fathers of the Church, the popes, a ...more
Paperback, 350 pages
Published June 13th 1997 by Pangaeus Press
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This is one of those books that you can pick up and read a little bit, put away and come back to it later and read something different. It has history of the Rosary, devotions, and meditations on the Mysteries. I learned a lot and have taken it to prayer time on many occassions. Have read and re-read many sections, especially the Rosary meditations. It is an older book and does not have meditations on the Luminous Mysteries.
I stopped reading this book on page 224 when I found, once again, an incorrect scriptural reference. I find it upsetting that this book had Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur which are official declarations that a book or pamphlet are free of doctrinal error. The author references the third book of Kings - there is no such book. He also references passages to support his thoughts which are the incorrect books and verses. It makes me wary of many of the other references he quoted prior that I did not bo ...more
Hands down the best book on the history of this devotion! All kinds of scriptural references and interesting historical and theological insights on the rosary and its mysteries. If you read only one book about the rosary, make it this one!
A detailed description of the practice of the rosary. It goes in depth describing the origin of each prayer, also giving you the latin version of the prayer. All mysteries but the new "luminous" mysteries are described and explored.
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