Say hi to my Dad (and my messy kitchen!). He's flipping through Karen's new book. I keep trying to write a review that's something more than, "Wow, y'all, this book is fantastic!" but I can't seem to write about the rosary without it getting uncomfortably personal. It is a great book, a perfect read for cradle Catholics like me. I pray the rosary frequently - I developed the habit of saying it while running and now as soon as I lace up my running shoes, I'm in prayer mode - my standing appointment with God. However, I never really bothered to investigate the history or meaning behind it. It just was. It existed as a part of our faith from a very early age. After reading Karen's book, I have a better understanding of the rosary and that knowledge has provided the framework for a deeper spiritual life. It's also a great book for new Catholics who want a practical and spiritual introduction to something that might seem odd and/or forced. Or even non-Catholics who want a solid answer to that over-asked question concerning vain repetition.
Well, that review hardly seems adequate, but no one wants me weeping publicly about how much the rosary means to me and how I'm so very happy that Karen (of all people!) worked so hard to produce this beautiful book.
This is my favorite rosary, the one my dad made for my little girl for her First Communion last December. Isn't he talented?