Reviews - What do customers think about The Queen Of Apostles Prayerbook (Spiritual Resources)?
Remarkable collection of prayers for modern challenges Dec 28, 2004
It is difficult for me decide if this is the best prayer book ever. "The Essential Catholic Prayer Book: A Collection of Private and Community Prayers (Redemptorist Pastoral Publication)" is in a close tie with it.
"The Queen of The Apostle prayer book" is more comprehensive with prayers for adults for modern problems and for concerns that face their children or people they work with. While I wish it included the Divine Mercy chaplet prayers, and it lacks information about the the most recently added rosary mysteries, it does have a comprehensive collection of traditional prayers, such as the explanation behind the rosary, the chaplet for Infant of Prague, and devotions for the Sacred Heart, and several others too numerous to name.
Its advantage over the "Essential Catholic Prayer Book," is the inclusion of prayers for specific modern concerns such as the media, single mothers, people who are depressed, the homeless, people who live alone, people with chemical depndencies, abused children, and many others. I received one before going to college as a gift, misplaced it over the years through several moves, and searched through many prayer books before I decided that this one has the broadest scope. I wish the paper back version were available, because the leather version, which I had to order to replace it, is more chuncky and does not tuck into trendy hand bags as neatly.
A positive aspect of the thick pages is that if you wish to underline prayer lines that speak to you or one of the several passages included for meditation or background information, the ink will not bleed through the pages. It includes background information about devotions and different passages about Christian topics such as angels, the power of the Holy Spirit, Mary as a role model, and the symbolism of the crucifix. It also includes lists of passages in scripture for reflection on certain topics.