Monday, July 29, 2013

"This book answers a million questions"

"It is easy to follow and cuts through a maze I have never been able to decipher in the LOTH instructions."

 There are now 42 reviews of The Everyday Catholic's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours on Amazon. Some are from you wonderful people, but most are--I think-- from strangers to this blog. We've been bouncing off and on the top 100 Catholic list these last few weeks after having previously been a steady presence there.  But hopefully an upcoming appearance on EWTN will create a bounce. 

And thank you  to everyone who is talking it up among interested friends, family, and parishioners.


7 comments:

  1. How do I find "the top 100 Catholic list"?

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    1. I just wasted lots of time trying to find an easy way to do this, to no avail. The only way is to go to the page of a book that is currently on the top 100 list. They update this hourly, and at the moment, mine is not on it, so for an example, go to Strange Gods" by Elizabeth Scalia, or Consuming the Word by Scott Hahn. Scroll down to Product Details, and you will see the book's ranking on Amazon overall, then on various category lists. Click on the list that says Catholicism and you will get a page of the 100 best sellers.
      I tried to get to this by putting Catholicsm Best Sellers into their search but did not get the same list of books.

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  2. I wrote the above quoted review under my Nom de Plume, JRRTFAN. The only reason I didn't give you 5 stars is because I reserve such for Chesterton, Churchill, Ratzinger, etc. But it's a very helpful book and may finally tempt me to buy the 4 volumes and leave the one volume "Christian Prayer". I must confess I have never been an aficionado of the "Grail Psalms" and often deviate to the Knox or RSV-CE versions for the praying of the Psalms, using the "book" for the other prayers, antiphons, etc. As my late father used to say: "you done good." Peter Brennan

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    1. Well, Peter, that's a funny nom de plume, I gotta say! I don't mind one little bit being one star short of Chesterton, Churchill, Ratzinger and similar luminaries.
      Have you looked into the Revised Grail Psalms yet? Many people find this newer version a huge improvement over the current Grail, and as you must know from reading this blog, you can get an African breviary right now that has them plus several other improvements. I guess the reasoning behind the whole Grail system is that they are worded in a way that yields a better rhythm when they are chanted. I wrote several posts over the last year praising the Revised Grail. But yes, RSVCE is normally my Bible of choice, so I sympathize.
      Thanks for the review.

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    2. No it's not, Daria. I am a fan of JRRT (cf. Lord of the Rings)

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    3. Ah! However did I miss that? I guess the FAN being in caps made me think it was all a bunch of initials. So okay, good nom de plume.

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