Saturday, February 19, 2011

Book Review-The Liturgical Year

I ordered this book, hoping it would give me inspiration for incorporating more aspects of the Liturgical Year into the life of our family. I hoped for a review on historical significance, as well as practical examples for incorporating liturgical practices into our lives in a meaningful way for our children. What I found was a book that was very verbose and hard to wade through. The author makes many statements about the importance of the liturgical year to our spiritual walk, but I found myself wanted her to justify the statements with scripture, with facts. She asserts that the liturgical year is the most important aspect of our walk with Christ. While I would disagree with that fundamentally (believe scripture and prayer to be more meaningful and quite frankly more scripturally based), I do think the liturgical year should point us to Christ and ADD to our walk with him. When we read the old testament we find a God who instructed the Israelites to remember what he'd done. We also see this in communion. I wanted the author to make the liturgical year come alive for me. Unfortunately, this book read like a poorly written textbook. I finished it utterly disappointed. I learned little and found none of the practical application I was hoping for.

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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