Item description for The How-To Book of Catholic Devotions: Everything You Need to Know but No One Ever Taught You (How To) by Mike Aquilina, Regis J. Flaherty & Lisa Grote...
Overview You know a lot about the Catholic Church, or maybe you are just learning, but there are things that confuse you--like what to do when you pray a novena, or how to "offer up" something, exactly what the Angelus is, or any of the dozens of other devotions that set Catholics apart from other Christians. But help is here! The How-To Book Of Catholic Devotions is the only book that not only provides the who, what, where, when, and why of the most time-honored traditions of the Church but also the how.
Publishers Description In one volume, here are step-by-step guidelines for all the traditional Catholic devotions, from grace before meals to the Stations of the Cross.
Citations And Professional Reviews The How-To Book of Catholic Devotions: Everything You Need to Know but No One Ever Taught You (How To) by Mike Aquilina, Regis J. Flaherty & Lisa Grote has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 02/14/2000 page 193
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Studio: Our Sunday Visitor
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Mar 28, 2000
Publisher OUR SUNDAY VISITOR #1214
Series How To
ISBN 0879734159 ISBN13 9780879734152
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More About Mike Aquilina, Regis J. Flaherty & Lisa Grote
Mike Aquilina is author or editor of more than forty books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. He is Vice-president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.
He is co-host, with Scott Hahn, of eight series that air on EWTN. For many years he also appeared as a regular panelist on “The Weekly Roman Observer,” broadcast by Catholic Familyland Network. He is a frequent guest on Catholic radio and appears weekly on EWTN’s “Sonrise Morning Show.”
Mike’s career in publishing spans three decades, and hundreds of his articles have appeared in periodicals and journals in the United States and abroad.
In 2011 he was a featured presenter of the U.S. Bishops’ Diocesan Educational/Catechetical Leadership Institute, an online formation program co-sponsored with the National Catholic Education Association and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He also wrote the USCCB’s theological reflection for Catechetical Sunday in 2011.
Mike Aquilina currently resides in Pittsburgh Pittsburgh.
Reviews - What do customers think about The How-To Book of Catholic Devotions: Everything You Need to Know but No One Ever Taught You?
Catholic Devotions Made Easy! Jul 15, 2004
Often times, the biggest problem faced by those new to the Catholic faith is that they are surrounded by lifetime Catholics. Not that there is anything wrong with lifetime Catholics for these people are the pillars of the faith but they have trouble grasping just how much the novice has to learn. Having lived all of their life with all of the tradition and ritual of the Church these lifetime Catholics can't know just how confused someone new to the Church can become. That is where books like this come in.
The authors seem to have aimed this book at Catholics who have never been at all active in the Church and have never been taught its ways but for the novice this book is a treasure. Many of the central beliefs of the Church are explained here and explained in a way that anyone can understand. For example, most Catholics wouldn't really consider Holy Water confusing. The new Catholic however only knows that Dracula doesn't like the stuff and has no idea of its real significance. This book explains just what it symbolizes and is used for.
Among the things explained in this book are the Sign of the Cross, the Angelus, pilgrimages, the Sacred Heart, and the significance of Fridays. All of it explained in an easy to grasp and fun to read manner. About mid-way through the book the reader will almost hear the sound as everything begins to click. Suddenly, many things that were kind of fuzzy become clear and understandable. Things learned in this book will bring the whole world of the Catholic Church into a much clearer focus.
Many people have great knowledge of the things they write about but only a few can communicate their knowledge as well as these two authors. For someone thinking of converting or just curious this book will be a great help and I highly recommend it to anyone going through the RCIA. Even if you are just studying the Catholic Church to better understand world history, this book is a must. An easy and quick read this book explains much of the knowledge of two thousand years. What more could one ask for?
a catholic primer! Jun 1, 2000
this book is essential for the NEW catholic, the catholic brought up in the "anything goes" period of the 60's and 70's, or the catholic who would just like to expand their knowledge of the faith. Very easy format, and flows beautifully. Includes just about all of the basics. I bought it because I was bothered by distractions during prayer, but it gave me much more than I had hoped for.