Item description for Novena: The Power of Prayer by Barbara Calamari & Sandra DiPasqua...
Overview A collection of thirty-six of the best known novenas traces the history of these nine-day periods of prayer and includes an image from a traditional prayer card and histories of the saints to whom the prayers are directed
Publishers Description Novena is divided into four sections: novenas to the saints, the angels, the madonna (each revealing a different aspect of her personality), and the Divinity. An appendix cross-references specific concerns with appropriate novenas: We learn how the saints themselves transcended such problems as a turbulent youth, a difficult marriage, or abuse. The ideal gift for Easter and Mother's Day, this jewel of a book has year-round bestselling potential.
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Studio: Penguin Studio
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.42" Width: 5.36" Height: 0.76" Weight: 1.08 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
Publisher Penguin Studio
ISBN 0670884448 ISBN13 9780670884445
Availability 0 units.
More About Barbara Calamari & Sandra DiPasqua
Barbara Calamari is a freelance writer who has worked in film and television. She lives in New York City.
Sandra DiPasqua is a graphic designer and art director.
Barbara Calamari currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about Novena: The Power of Prayer?
In need of a special prayer? Mar 19, 2008
Worth everyday spent in prayer. Amazing photos, beautifully written Novena bio's of Christ, Mary, Saints, and Angels (including the Holy Spirit).
What caught my attention was the Novena of Saint Barbara.... I've never seen a prayer like this one written for her.
Of course The Sacred Heart and OL of the MM are the ones closest to my heart.
I purchased the hardcover version. Still beautiful w/o the dustcover in white with gold lettering and a gold cross.
"The Power of Prayer," Indeed Nov 30, 2007
This is a beautiful book. The sections on the Infant of Prague, the Mother of Sorrows, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel are especially valuable. One mistake, however: The picture of Saint Catherine in the section on Saint Catherine of Siena is of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, not Saint Catherine of Siena.
Beautiful Inside and Out and Informative Sep 24, 2005
Authors Barbara Calamari and Sandra DiPasqua give readers another invaluable resource for saintly intercession, prayer and personal edification with The Novena Book: The Power of Prayer (Penguin Studio, hardcover, 176 pages). As with the previous Calamari/DiPasqua books I've reviewed, The Novena Book combines informative and readable text with stunningly beautifully illustrations in a manner few other manuscripts can match. Their works grace my living room both because they are a treat to the eyes of my visitors and because I turn to them frequently for my own spiritual and educational formation.
In The Novena Book: The Power of Prayer Calamari and DiPasqua take a comprehensive look at the concept of Novenas. The introduction highlights the powerful nature of this prayer format. At the heart of the book is a lengthy series of chapters on Saints, Angels, the Madonna, and the Divinity. Each section on the saints provides a brief biographical or informative statement, an illustration, and a Novena. Rounding out the volume are additional prayer resources and a helpful topical index. The book features Novenas to several well known saints and to a few who make become your new favorites. I'm looking forward to sharing Novenas with my sons as we anticipate the rapid approach of the holiday season. The Novena Book: The Power of Prayer is the type of book you'll want to give as a gift, but be sure to purchase a copy of this treasure for your own spiritual library.
Definitely a Keeper! Apr 29, 2004
I've been an this site customer for years and have never felt compelled to write a review until now. I bought the book to learn more about St. Jude's novena and found myself completely immersed in reading all of the other saints' biographies. It is beautifully illustrated, well written and well organized. A must have for every library.
Beautifully done. A prayer book and coffe table book in one! Oct 29, 2003
The authors have done a wonderful job taking the mystery out of Novenas and prayers. This book would make a wonderful gift for those searching for spirituality. The prayers work, I know this from personal experience. I've purchase several copies to give as gifts this coming Christmas.