THE ROSARY is a practical and reverential primer to a centuries old prayer that has touched millions of lives. In the introduction, author Gary Jansen appeals to the universality of one of the original Christian prayers, "Though traditionally considered a Catholic act of devotion, the rosary with its primary focus on the life, death, and resurrection of Christ Jesus, is ulTHE ROSARY is a practical and reverential primer to a centuries old prayer that has touched millions of lives. In the introduction, author Gary Jansen appeals to the universality of one of the original Christian prayers, "Though traditionally considered a Catholic act of devotion, the rosary with its primary focus on the life, death, and resurrection of Christ Jesus, is ultimately a . . . universal prayer--one that can appeal to Christians of all denominations." Written for both Catholic and Protestant Christians, candid explanations on why and how to pray the rosary along with useful instructions on how to get the most out of the meditative and spiritual exercise of repeating prayers are in the first of two sections. Prayers including a visual and spiritual journey that illuminates the teachings of the New Testament follow in the second section....
|Title||:||The Rosary: A Journey to the Beloved|
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The Rosary: A Journey to the Beloved Reviews
5 Stars for His Pious Effort I appreciate his viewpoints on the Rosary, they are enriching. I pray daily myself, and the Rosary for the day is always included. One point I would like to add to his excellent presentation is that I pray the Rosary daily because it is God's will that we (I) do so. Our Lady of the Rosary, the Queen of Peace in Medjugorje, and Jesus King of All Nations all request (or command) that we pray Rosaries daily for World Peace, protection, and other worthwhile intentions. God bless Gary Jansen for serving God with this book!
This is a lovely little book, though nothing extraordinary or different. The dust jacket mentions the rosary as being a prayer not only for Catholics but for all Christians so I was interested in how the author was going to address the two issues I see raised most often among non-Catholics when referring to the rosary; namely the repitition and the Marian devotion. He does a good job with the repitition basically explaining that the repeated prayers are a background to meditation on the mysteries. Regarding Marian devotion, he basically suggests saying Our Fathers rather than Hail Marys if that is a problem, and meditating on the Second Coming and the Kingdom of God rather than on the Assumption and the Coronation. After an introductory chapter, each of the mysteries is presented in a two-page spread. The page on the left has a scripture reading related to the mystery and the page on the right has a famous work of art illustrating it. This is a beautiful book and if you are a collector of rosary books or are new to the rosary, it could be the one for you.
A general introduction to praying the rosary, this is not a bad book by any means. For those who are interested in the "how-to" part of learning to pray the rosary this book suffices as a simple introduction. The author relates some of his life experiences and how praying the rosary helped him overcome these difficult situations, or rather, seeing things in a different light by the power of prayer. For those looking for more information on the origins of the rosary, this is not the book for you. Also, this book is geared more towards Protestants (which oddly enough, contains some "substitutes" for two of the Glorious Mysteries, which I'm not a fan of) than Catholics. The author definitely shows that the rosary can be prayed by all Christians despite being a devotion originating in the One, True Church: the Catholic Church.Artwork is also provided for the 20 "episodes," to help in contemplation and focusing while praying the Mysteries. Some of the artwork I would not have personally chosen to include but it will suffice.