Review: Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life

Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your LifeBored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life by Timothy P O’Malley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Unlike his previous book, this volume by Timothy O’Malley has a more personal feel, featuring a deep and insightful reflection on the various ritual units that constitute the celebration of the Eucharist, that liturgical event which is the source and summit of the Christian life.

In saying that this book has a more personal feel, that does not mean that the author does not bring his academic A-game to the reflection. The fruit of his academic career, his teaching and writing, indeed his own life, is present in the pages and words of this book – and is all the richer for it.

As I was reading this book I was thinking that this book would make a perfect introduction for neophytes or those being received into full communion with the Church, introducing them not only into the structure of the Mass but also the spiritual significance of what they will experience as they enter into the great mystery that is the liturgy of the Church.

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