When I received this little book in the mail I thought to myself,
"Sigh. Yet another book on the rosary." I know that sounds terrible,
but in my defense I do have a whole shelf full of rosary books.
However, it was written by fellow blogger Karen Edmisten, and being a fan I gave it a read. And I'm glad I did. It was fresh and I loved it.
only did I love it, but my teen daughter loved it. During a long drive
one afternoon, just the two of us with her driving, she asked me to
read it aloud to her. As side note I have to interject here that I love
homeschooling. I don't know many, if any, non-homeschooled students who
would ask their mom to please, please read a book on the rosary to them.
back to my mini review, Karen not only taught my daughter and me about
the history and the beauty of the rosary but she touched our emotion. I
found myself at moments, when Karen talks of her fallen past, with
tears welling up in my eyes. Being a recovering heathen myself, I was
quite moved by Karen's discovery of the Church and the rosary after
years of atheism.
So, with all that said, I've decided to
recommend Karen's book on the Pope St. Nicholas V list. I think it
belongs not only on your bookshelf but on the library's shelf as well.
It is a short easy read yet packed full of vital information -- perfect
for today's reader.
To read past library recommendations visit: Pope Saint Nicholas V.
Check to see if this title is already in your library's catalog.
If it is, put a hold on it and check it out. If not, fill out a patron
request form right away. This can usually be done online at your
Title: The Rosary: Keeping Company With Jesus and Mary
Author: Karen Edmisten
Publisher: Saint Anthony Messenger Press
Date Published: May 2009
Price: 8.99, softcover
Nancy Carpentier Brown
Links to many, many more positive reviews can be found at Karen's blog.
If the above hyperlinks don't show up on your Yahoo Group emails here are the urls:
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0867168757/catholictreas-20
Reviews linked at the author's blog: http://karenedmisten.blogspot.com/search/label/The%20Rosary%3A%20keeping%20company%20with%20Jesus%20and%20Mary
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