I’m a bit lukewarm on this selection. The first 30 pages, explaining the role of the liturgical year, seem repetitive. I wanted her to come to the point and get on with observing the seasons.
The book appears to be searching for an audience. The author, a Benedictine nun, is careful to make the book less Roman Catholic centered and more inclusive of Protestant and Orthodox traditions, but ends up being somewhat vague and apologetic.
I did find some gems and kept my highlighter handy as I read. I found myself quoting her chapters on Advent and Christmas and I’m sure I’ll reread the sections on Lent and Easter next spring.
I’d recommend this as a supplemental academic work, but not as an introduction for someone not already familiar with the liturgical year.
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