Monday, October 25, 2010

Book Review: Praying Constantly

I recently had the pleasure of reading Fr. Groeschel's latest book, Praying Constantly: Bringing Your Faith to Life.  In Praying Constantly Fr. Groeschel sets out to explain what St. Paul meant when he said "Pray without ceasing."  He covers the many ways in which we can make our prayer more meaningful and why these practices should be a part of our lives.

Maybe it's writer's block that I'm experiencing, or maybe it's that so much information is packed into the one hundred and fifty odd some pages of this book, but more profound words seem to elude me at present time.  The book is incredibly readable and very deep all at the same time.  Bear with me as I highlight some of what's in this book that resonated with me.

Fr. Groschel's explanation of the Blessed Trinity and how one should/might approach praying to the three person's of God is something that will stick with me.  I don't know how to explain it other than to say it's like looking at a painting and knowing that you like it before you know anything about it besides the fact that you like it, and then once you get the back story on that painting everything falls into place and you understand it on a completely different level.

There are chapters in this book that deal with praying at Mass and Eucharistic Adoration, as well as praying with scripture.  I found the chapters that covered these topics to be particularly interesting.

Page after page this book is filled with many pearls of wisdom to help lead you into a more meaningful prayer life.  I heartily recommend this book to anyone who is looking to deepen their faith and understanding of the many ways in which we can pray.

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company.  Visit The Catholic Company for more information on Praying Constantly: Bringing Your Faith to Life and be sure to check out their great selection of baptism gifts while you are there.

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