I bought this as a gift for an in law, along with a Rosary. She had been talking about wanting to learn how to say the Rosary, as she is Christian but not Catholic. I sent her this along with a Rosary and she said it is very easy to follow for people that are unfamiliar with the Rosary. Thank you so much.
BEAUTIFUL BOOK LOVED IT
The Illustrated Rosary is a very good companion booklet for those wishing to honor Our Lady by praying the Rosary regularly. It was written by a woman whose son was non-verbal and her ministry to him. Very useful, very practical with beautiful pictures featuring the mysteries of the Rosary. Also includes Scripture passages related to each mystery. Highly recommended.
I was very impressed with this concept. I think this would be very good for someone that has problems holding something small like a rosary to say the rosary. Very well made. I love it.
I have dropped my rosary several times and lost my place, and this booklet is so nice to have at hand in case it happens again. I don't know if it matters, but I am used to praying the rosary counter-clockwise and the booklet goes clockwise. It could be confusing for the beginner, if they have become accustomed to praying the other direction. But all in all, I like the booklet and am pleased with my purchase.
I love it, it's beautiful and gives you page by page
illustrations, would highly recommend.
Let me tell you why The Illustrated Rosary, Page by Page and Bead by Bead is a great resource for everyone, all ages to enjoy and feel comfortable with praying the rosary. It enables ease of use, turning a page at a time to mark your location in case of interruption. It's small and easily portable. I have purchased several of these great little books for those I love of all different ages. I've given it as a First Communion gift, purchased one for myself and most importantly, I gave one to my Father who loves his prayers and prayer cards. He has a beautiful devotion to his Catholic faith life and is a creature of habit and routine. He loves this book as it enables him to enjoy the rosary and the ability to put it down to answer the phone, the door, make a quick needed stop to the bathroom, or put it down for mealtime or even take it with him for his frequent hospital visits. The spiral binding allows you to never lose your place. I gave him one from the first printing and have updated it with the new and beautifully illustrated and scriptural printing. I've also purchased and given this little book to my Godmother who has Alzheimer's and is living in a specialized nursing home. She too loves her prayers and this helps her to remember what she can no longer remember on her own, bringing her a comforting familiarity. I mentioned portability; I like to keep mine in my purse. I've been saying the rosary since I was a little girl, but never remember all the mysteries well enough to focus my reflections ? I highly recommend this book for someone you love and even yourself. Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference, Share your love of prayer, Special Needs, Travel Reading, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Never lose your place, Page-Turner, Portability
I've given this to nieces, nephews, godsons. The beautiful artwork from the past brings a sense of awe to the prayers. Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference, Special Needs, Travel Reading, Younger Readers; Cons: none; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read
This little gem of a book has rekindled my devotion to the Rosary and I take it with me wherever I go. It is so convenient to be able to start and stop if necessary without ever losing my place. I love my rosary beads but my prayer life is all the better since purchasing The Illustrated Rosary because it gently encourages me to give more time to the mysteries as I pray page by page.