Mitch Finley is an award-winning Catholic writer and speaker who has authored more than thirty books, including the popular The Rosary Handbook, published by The Word Among Us Press. He is currently a staff writer for the Catholic diocesan newspaper of Spokane, Washington. Mitch resides in Spokane with his wife, Kathy, who is an author and marriage counselor. They have three adult sons. Their Web site can be found at mitchandkathyfinley.com
The Rosary Handbook: A Guide for Newcomers, Old-timers, and Those In Betweenby Mitch Finley
Why has the rosary remained such a popular Catholic devotional prayer? In this upbeat and easy-to-read book, Catholic author Mitch Finley explains that the simplicity and depth of the rosary make it a prayer for all seasons. The rosary is perfect for those times when words can’t express our feelings, when we want to contemplate the basic truths of our faith, or when we simply want to enter into God’s presence. Finley includes a brief and accurate history of the rosary, explains why it is a Christ-centered prayer, and provides background on the individual prayers of the rosary and a short commentary on each of the twenty mysteries. This book will help Catholics who have prayed the rosary all their lives but want to know more about it—as well as those who want to begin anew or try it for the first time.
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The Rosary Handbook is a wonderful book, it has a surprising amount of information to be only 141 pages. I love how this book shows the depth and meaning of each prayer. I also like the section that explains the mysteries of the Rosary which includes Bible verses and thoughts for mediation. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning more about the Rosary. Reading this book has has given me a greater appreciation of the Rosary. Contents Introduction The Rosary and you-A Perfect Match The introduction section tells the author's story of how he came to know and love the Rosary, why he wrote The Rosary Handbook, and answers the question of who can Pray the Rosary. Which of course is anyone, but the author has a very interesting way of showing this point. Chapter 1 What's in It for Me: Why You Should Pray the Rosary This section is devoted to enplaning how the Rosary is a balanced, comprehensive, Christ-Centered prayer which is Spiritually nourishing. Chapter 2 Separating Fact from Myth: The Origins and History of the Rosary This section separates the facts from the myths, showing the historical origin of the Rosary and how over the centuries the Rosary developed into the prayer we have today. Chapter 3 More Than Just a String of Beads: The Prayers of the Rosary In this section the author brakes down each prayer of the Rosary to show the true meaning and depth behind each prayer. Showing the depth and meaning within the Lord's Prayer, the Apostle's Creed, and other prayers of the Rosary. Chapter 4 Moments for Mediation: The Twenty Mysteries of the Rosary This section explains the meaning and depth of each of the twenty Mysteries (or Scared Events) of the Rosary. These events center around the Life, Death, And Resurrection of Jesus. The author includes Bible verses and thoughts to contemplate for each Mystery. Chapter 5 Getting Down to Basics: How to Pray The Rosary This section enplanes how to pray the Rosary in a easy to follow way. Appendix Putting It into Practice: Making the Rosary Your Own This section is about how to making the Rosary your own and how to put the practice of praying the Rosary into our life. A Quote From The Rosary Handbook by Mitch Finley "In a very real since, the Rosary has everything that is most basic to a Christian outlook on life and the world around us."
Very dissapointed ! I paid too much for 92 pages. In the future I will buy Catholic books from the store, not the first time I've been ripped off . A few other books were cheated of a lot of pages missing.