This compact little book is surprisingly helpful in praying the <a class="autolink" href="http://www.catholiccompany.com/rosaries-scapulars-and-chaplets-c12/">rosary</a> more fruitfully. Each mystery has insightful words to focus meditations on the lives of our Lord and Lady, a well-done illustration, and at the end, there is even the Litany of Loreto (or Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary) in Latin and English. I highly recommend it to anyone for personal use or as a gift.
I am a bit disappointed that chapters for the Luminous Mysteries were added even though they were not in the original work written by St. Josemaria in 1931. Although John Paul II offered them as optional meditations in 2002, the Luminous Mysteries seem to have become the de facto rule. In my humble opinion, I feel they disrupt the symbolism of the rosary as Mary's Psalter. This is a minor complaint, though, for an otherwise great little piece. Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference, Travel Reading, Younger Readers; Cons: Disappointing; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Engaging characters, Informative, Page-Turner, Well Written