Praying the Rosary Like Never Before: Encounter the Wonder of Heaven and Earth
“These words express, so to speak, the wonder of heaven and earth; they could be said to give a glimpse of God’s own wonderment as he contemplates his ‘masterpiece’—the Incarnation of the Son in the womb of the Virgin Mary.” —Saint John Paul II
Do you have two and a half minutes in your day that you can give to God? This is the beauty of the rosary. You don’t have to pray the rosary all at once and you can pray it anywhere!
Do you struggle with praying the rosary: finding time, fighting distractions, worrying about your mind wandering? In Praying the Rosary Like Never Before, Edward Sri offers practical suggestions that come from the rosary’s tradition and, most especially, St. John Paul II. These helpful tips will make the rosary a constant companions through the different seasons, moments, and challenges we all face. These tips serve as easy on-ramps for those who don’t pray the rosary regularly motivate avid devotees of the rosary to go deeper with the Lord.
“Offering God a decade or two in the midst of my daily life gives him something beautiful, even if I give it without my full, relaxed, undivided attention,” says Sri. “I’m giving God some space in my day and filling it with words of praise for him.”
You will find answers to common questions such as the significance of the Hail Mary, whether the attention given to Mary distracts us from God, the meaning of all the repetition, where the rosary came from, what to think about for each of the mysteries, and whether one should focus on the prayers or the mysteries.
You will also find biblical reflections on the twenty mysteries of the rosary that provide practical insights to help you not only understand the twenty mysteries but also live them.
In this book, Sri takes what he did in The New Rosary in Scripture to a new level.
A 2018 Catholic Press Association Book Award winner.
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I am not someone who enjoys praying the rosary, but since I started reading "Praying the Rosary Like Never Before" I find more material for meditation because Sri discusses the mysteries in ways that can be applied to my own life.
This is a very thorough book on the Rosary, which explains its history, structure, and importance, and provides many insights on this devotion. There is something here for everyone who prays the Rosary -- from beginners to long-time practitioners. I was an adult convert and have studied multiple aspects of Catholicism, and I learned new points from Dr. Sri. Highly recommend this book.
I really enjoyed this book. I read it for lent. It really is a must read for every Catholic. I've been praying the rosary for about 6 years consistently; I still learned about the rosary. It really touched my heart.
In fact, I already purchased two more to give as gifts to friends!
Once again, Edward Sri doesn't disappoint.
I would definitely recommend this book.
I will be returning the book. I found it to be a beautiful meditation on the rosary until I read the meditation on the Annunciation on page 55 when a poor Bible translation was used supposedly quoting our Blessed Mother saying that She had no husband. This blasphemy is showing up in so many books now because of this poor translation that is finally, slowly being corrected. The Pure Vessel, Our Blessed Mother, in Whom Our Lord was conceived most assuredly was married to Saint Joseph in the Jewish custom. The betrothal was a binding marriage in the first stage(before the Annunciation) of which the second stage (after the Annunciation) the wife would move into the husbands home. The fact that they were married is very clear in Matthew 1:19-21.
Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)
19 and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to send her away quietly. 20 But as he considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit; 21 she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
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