The Liturgical Year by Joan Chittister is a volume in The Ancient Practices Series by Thomas Nelson Publishers. it’s a wonderfully written book.
it’s a theological text. Chittister explores the theological meaning and implications of the Christian calender and year.
it’s a historical study of the Liturgy and Liturgical year.
it’s an excellent book for devotions and spiritual reading.
The Liturgical Year is also very practical and insightful, as well as being personal. it contains many biographical elements of Chittister’s story and spiritual journey.
The Liturgical Year is written from a Roman Catholic point of view and uses the Roman Catholic liturgical template and langauge. Joan Chittister is a Benedictine Sister of Erie, Pennsylvania. she is an internationally known speaker and award-winning author of more than thirty books.
“Liturgical spirituality,” writes Chittister, “is about learning to live an ordinary life extraordinarily well. Fidelity to the liturgical life is the cement that keeps us grounded in Jesus, no matter what other elements of life emerge to seduce us as the years go by.” (The Liturgical Year, Joan Chittister, 179-180).
all of us, Christians of all denominations, should read this book and take this tour of the liturgical uear from Sister Joan Chittister.
*Full Disclosure: I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson through “Book Sneeze.” They give free books to bloggers for honest reviews.*