Saturday, September 11, 2010

Book Review: A Catholic Woman's Book of Prayers

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle's A Catholic Woman's Book of Prayers is a nice pocket sized hardback book that covers every aspect of being a woman.  No matter what your state in life is, if you're a woman, there's something in this book for you.

As you can probably infer from the title this book is a collection of prayers for most situations.  More than that, this book if filled with uplifting words of inspiration to bolster any woman in her vocation, whatever that vocation may be.  The book is peppered with edifying quotes of saints, Pope John Paul II, scripture and catechism references that all point towards embracing the wonderful gift of femininity.

The overall presentation of the book is sunny and cheerful.  The pages are beautifully decorated with a nice floral motif.  The book would have been just a good with plain pages, but the decorative page format certainly punches it up and makes it more attractive.  Because of it's small size, this is a book that could very easily be carried around in a purse.

I think it's a very nice little prayer book.  My only gripe with the book was I strongly disliked the font that was used for the prayers.  It's a sort of italicized disjointed script that has one of the worst looking lower case d's I've ever seen.  I think the book would have been even more attractive had another font been utilized.

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company.  Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on A Catholic Woman's Book of Prayers and be sure to check out their selection of Mary statues while you are there.

I was provided with a free review copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for your kind review of my book.

    I pray that we women will be attentive to all whom God surrounds us with and respond to them with love.

    God bless!



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