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Praying the Rosary Like Never Before

Narrated by: Douglas James
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Fans of Edward Sri’s The New Rosary in Scripture will love this updated and expanded collection of his thoughts on the rosary!

“These words express, so to speak, the wonder of heaven and earth; they could be said to give a glimpse of God’s own wonderment as he contemplates his ‘masterpiece’ - the Incarnation of the Son in the womb of the Virgin Mary.” (Saint John Paul II)

Do you have two and a half minutes in your day that you can give to God? This is the beauty of the rosary. You don’t have to pray the rosary all at once and you can pray it anywhere!

Do you struggle with praying the rosary: finding time, fighting distractions, worrying about your mind wandering? In Praying the Rosary Like Never Before, Edward Sri offers practical suggestions that come from the rosary’s tradition and, most especially, St. John Paul II. These helpful tips will make the rosary a constant companions through the different seasons, moments, and challenges we all face. These tips serve as easy on-ramps for those who don’t pray the rosary regularly motivate avid devotees of the rosary to go deeper with the Lord.

“Offering God a decade or two in the midst of my daily life gives him something beautiful, even if I give it without my full, relaxed, undivided attention”, says Sri. “I’m giving God some space in my day and filling it with words of praise for him.”

You will find answers to common questions such as the significance of the Hail Mary, whether the attention given to Mary distracts us from God, the meaning of all the repetition, where the rosary came from, what to think about for each of the mysteries, and whether one should focus on the prayers or the mysteries.

You will also find biblical reflections on the twenty mysteries of the rosary that provide practical insights to help you not only understand the twenty mysteries but also live them.

In this book, Sri takes what he did in The New Rosary in Scripture to a new level.

©2017 Edward Sri (P)2018 Servant

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"The rosary is meant to be a simple prayer. A simple way to pray that has been available to Christians for hundreds of years. And yet many people are intimidated by this simple prayer. Dr. Sri has written this book to reconnect Catholics with their inheritance given to them in the rosary. This book can help the most inexperienced beginner or the most regular pray-er of the rosary deepen their understanding and experience of this great gift." (Fr. Michael Schmitz, speaker, and director of youth ministry, Diocese of Duluth)

“As we celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, we remember her timeless message, repeated over and over, to pray the rosary daily. Praying the Rosary Like Never Before is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to delve into one of the richest devotions given to us from heaven!” (Curtis Martin, cofounder of FOCUS, vocation director, Archdiocese of St. Louis)

“Dr. Sri’s scholarship on Our Lady is tremendous, but his love for her is still deeper. When these two qualities are merged, the result is persuasive and powerful. Whether you love the rosary or have never felt drawn to it, this book will indeed help you to pray it like never before.” (Jason Evert, author, Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves)

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  • JK
  • 31-01-19

Possibly better in print

The book is very good, but the scriptural rosary chapter is probably more useful in print.

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Interesting, informative & spiritual

This is a very good in debt book as to the reason for all the repetition of the prayers in the rosary and why we say them. Douglas reads it very well and for anyone who recites the Rosary or who would like to include it in their daily prayers this is a must listen.

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  • Bellareyse
  • 22-04-19

An eye opener!

I am a returning Catholic after more than 30 years. This book answered so many questions that I had such as why do Catholics devote so much time to praying to Mary. I recommend this book to everyone especially those who never liked praying the rosary.

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  • celestial woo
  • 09-12-18

Who said praying the Rosary is not scriptural?

Great stuff! So much insight in this! You'll never pray the Rosary the same way again!

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  • Scott Rehberg
  • 10-11-19

Very well done

Everything I was hoping for. After listening to the audio book for a couple days, I decided to purchase a paperback copy of the book - which turned out to be a great companion. Highly recommended! From the deep dives into material that help shape daily meditations to the companion bible verses for the mysteries, it's very well put together.
There are some (very appropriate I'd say) points raised reminding the reader that Mary isn't so much adored or worshiped by us in the praying of the rosary, but more a catalytic agent. Bravo.

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  • Bethanney
  • 16-01-20

Great listene

this is such a great way to dive into the rosary and really get the background of each mystery.
I love that it gives you the references in the Bible as well.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-08-19

Outstanding!

This is an outstanding work. I have already begun to incorporate some of what I've received from it into my Prayer life.

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  • darlana17
  • 06-12-19

Good reminder of why to pray the rosary.

Good explanation of the rosary. Used history from the bible and gave modern day uses for the rosary. Enjoyed listening to it.

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  • Olette
  • 14-12-18

Great

Great book and easy to listen too. This review requires 15 words total. There it.

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  • Terrell Lewis
  • 14-07-18

Like every other modern book on the Rosary ou ther

Like every other modern book on the Rosary ou there that I've read. This one encourages you to read a Bible verse before each Hail Mary.

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  • Will hartley
  • 01-08-19

Helpful and affirming in my faith journey <br />

Avery helpful guide to getting more out of praying the Rosary..also affirm of praying the Rosary.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-06-19

Excellent!!!🥰👏❤️

As a “fallen-away” Catholic since the church refused arrogantly to hold accountable it’s vile pedophile satan-spawn priests, and Pope John even Refused to Meet with pedo-priest victims when he came to the US, I stopped saying the rosary decades ago. Also, I was annoyed that the rosary assigned TEN Hail Marys for every prayer to the Father. This WONDERFUL book has in No Way persuaded me to re-examine my decision to leave the shamefully corrupt RC church, BUT it’s GENIUS assignment of a Bible verse to each “Hail Mary” bead is AWEsome. I now say the rosary by reciting the Bible verses assigned to each bead INSTEAD of, not in addition to, the Hail Marys. In this way I meditate on a lovely synopsis of the New Testament as well as Old Testament prophecies of Jesus’ incarnation every day. I WISH I had had this precious work decades ago. Thank you, Edward Sri 😇🙏🏼😍

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