I received The Liturgical Year from BookSneeze in December…I know my latest book review to date…anyhow, I am a Baptist. Go to a Baptist church, although our church does a fairly liturgical style of service in a very contemporary manner. I wanted to know more about the Liturgical year. I wanted to study and worship God in an older style, the way the early Christians celebrated His birth, His death and His resurrection.
The author does a good job describing the way the dates for our holidays were selected and how we are to worship as we approach these events. Christmas is not about gift giving but about the gift God gave us in Bethlehem and Easter isn’t about bunnies and eggs it’s about Christ conquering death. She gives the reader a simple and understandable view of the Liturgical year and how we can practically live in the Liturgical year and keep our focus on Christ year round.
A complaint I had was the quotes in the middle of the pages. I really would have preferred to have these at the beginning or end of the chapters.
Overall, I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. Minus one star for formatting but other than that an interesting read. I do have to say you have to be pretty interested in the subject to read this book. If your only mildly interested it may be a bore to you.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”