Praying the Rosary Like Never Before
Publication Date: July 14, 2017
“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.
"The rosary is meant to be a simple prayer. A simple way to pray that has been available to Christians for hundreds of years. And yet many people are intimidated by this simple prayer. Dr. Sri has written this book to reconnect Catholics with their inheritance given to them in the rosary. This book can help the most inexperienced beginner or the most regular pray-er of the rosary deepen their understanding and experience of this great gift." —Fr. Michael Schmitz, speaker, and director of youth ministry, Diocese of Duluth
“As we celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, we remember her timeless message, repeated over and over, to pray the rosary daily. Praying the Rosary Like Never Before is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to delve into one of the richest devotions given to us from heaven!” —Curtis Martin, cofounder of FOCUS, vocation director, Archdiocese of St. Louis
“Dr. Sri’s scholarship on Our Lady is tremendous, but his love for her is still deeper. When these two qualities are merged, the result is persuasive and powerful. Whether you love the rosary or have never felt drawn to it, this book will indeed help you to pray it like never before.” —Jason Evert, author, Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves
“Get ready to experience the rosary like never before! Dr. Edwardcombines intellectual arguments with contemplative inspiration to help us see this age-old prayer in a completely new light. I have no doubt that this book will transform a lot of people’s spiritual lives.” —Jennifer Fulwiler, SiriusXM radio host and author, Something Other Than God