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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

The Liturgical Year by Joan Chittister

In The Liturgical Year, Joan opens up for us the Christian calendar and the meaning behind our celebrations. The relationship between the holy days and the depth of their gravity are brought to life before our eyes.

I was mesmerized by Joan's writing. I cannot tell you how many times I read and reread her wording and passages because of their beauty and passion. I often felt like I was looking at a piece of art work. The way she described things made me revel in God's presence and find Him exquisite. Seldom do we find a writer with the eloquence and delivery of A.W Tozer or Andrew Murray. The way she weaves words is a rare gift. It made me yearn for liturgy in the contemporary church. It lent me insight into the heart of the festivity. Beautiful.

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1 comment:

Lucy said...

Yes, I loved her writing too - it is as you say, mesmerizing.