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More than simply a how-to-guide, The Everyday Catholic’s Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours, is studded with insightful gems with broad relevance to the devout life. Take this one on making time for prayer: The opportunity to sanctify time is something we should welcome. Ultimately, The Everyday Catholic’s Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours, like its subject matter, has something for everyone. That includes those who are not novices to this form of prayer, but perhaps are seeking a richer understanding of why they do what they do in the Liturgy of the Hours. Even those readers who do not immediately rush out to buy a breviary or log onto to divineoffice.org will find their prayer lives instantly enriched by reflections on the devout life that are universally applicable.
—Steven Beale, Catholic Exchange
"Your book hits a perfect balance of instruction and inspiration."
—Dane Faulkner, CEO, DivineOffice.org
"When I was newly Catholic, I was introduced to the Liturgy of the Hours by a priest who believed the whole world can and should embrace such treasures. Daria Sockey has the same mindset and mission. Whether you prefer books or apps, Morning Prayer or Night, Daria leads you step by step through the Breviary, helping it become an accessible and familiar friend. The Everyday Catholic's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours will ease and enrich your prayer life."
—Karen Edmisten, author of After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman's Companion to Healing and Hope
"This is the first clear and simple introduction to the Church's hours I've seen, and I can't imagine a better one. Daria Sockey has given 'the rest of us' another path to prayer—a path proven by tradition and by the experience of the saints—a path that had, til now, seemed obscure and impassible. I'm very grateful."
—Mike Aquilina, author of Yours Is the Church and EWTN host
"If you...are pondering whether The Liturgy of the Hours is for you, I urge you to take this journey with Daria. In the pages of this book you will discover the heart and soul of this path of prayer. ..If you are someone who already has a tremendous devotion to praying the Hours, it's likely that Daria's work will open your eyes to new facets of your favorite prayer and help you to effectively share it with your loved ones."
— from the Introduction by Lisa Hendey, author and CEO of CatholicMom.com
"If you've ever been daunted by opening a breviary with all it pages, sections and ribbons, here's the help you've been waiting for! Daria Sockey's handy how-to manual, The Everyday Catholic's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours, instills the confidence we need to use the breviary to encounter the Word of God every day."
—Pat Gohn, author of Blessed, Beautiful and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood, and host of the Among Women podcast