I get quite a few books for review. I can’t handle all of them, but this one, for sure, I will recommend even before I read it… and I will read it. This is timely.
To give you a sense of the thrust of the book, the Introduction is entitled: “Half a Millennium of Total Depravity (1517-2017): A Critique of Luther’s Impact in the Year of His ‘Catholic’ Apotheosis”. In other words, this is not an unqualified “RAH! RAH! FOR THE REFORMATION!”
In a way, I wish that I had 30 copies of this, to give to the seminarians and deacons of the diocese in August. Instead I chose Tracey Rowland’s terrific new book Catholic Theology.
But I digress.
Next, as a perfect counterpoint to the LutherFest book, a kind reader sent something about which I have already written and which is also advertised on the side bar.
This is a truly lovely book, informative and engaging. A great tool for learning about our Latin liturgical tradition and the older, traditional form of Holy Mass.
Some pics. Remember, that reverent and faithful sacred worship is doctrine, a great counter to heresy.
The illustrations are plentiful and lush and interesting. It would be a great gift to someone who may be thinking about the TLM. Or… if you are going to invite someone to a TLM for the first time, perhaps get them a copy of this book.