The beauty and simplicity of saying the Rosary has inspired generations of Christians. Inviting you to walk this ancient path of prayer, Jansen helps you experience anew Jesus' birth, death, and resurrection as you open your heart to God. Written for Catholics and Protestants, this contemplative book features exquisite reproductions of paintings by Botticelli and Raphael. Hardcover.
THE ROSARY is a beautifully illustrated 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.
GARY JANSEN is an editor at Doubleday Religion and former editor-in-chief of the Quality Paperback Book Club. His writing has appeared in USA Today, Newsday, and the Chicago Sun-Times. THE ROSARY is his first book.
"A wonderful book. Not just wonderful, but very important."Paulo Coelho, bestselling author of The Alchemist
"In a book that is reverent, inspiring, and practical, Gary Jansen reveals the extraordinary spiritual depths of the Rosary."Thomas Craughwell, author of Saints for Every Occasion