Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Catholic Company Review: Help Me Pray

Help Me Pray: Learning from the Saints by Louise Perrotta

You know I can't resist a book about saints!

This is a book nearly entirely composed of quotations from saints and other holy people. Each chapter begins with a short introduction by Louise Perrotta followed by page after page of quotations gleaned from what must have been hundreds or thousands of sources.

There are quotes here that will aid every person, something to speak to the individual situation of everyone. I was inspired and prodded again and again while reading with hints, suggestions, and exhortations. Quotes from saints who excelled at praying and those who struggled with it.

The chapters cover a broad range of topics: attitude, habits, what to say, how to focus, times to pray, and Scripture. I read the book from beginning to end, but it would be nearly as worthy an exercise to simply pick it up and open it to any page for wisdom or inspiration.

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Help Me Pray - Learning From the Saints. The Catholic Company is also a great online store for all your Catholic gift needs, such as baby baptism and christening gifts. You can also find a wide selection of Catholic Bible Studies for both parish groups and individuals, as well as a variety of other Catholic Bible study resources.

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