40% off Vanessa Dekkers' Pick of the Week
I am recommending the first Ignatius Press book I ever read. The Spirit of the Liturgy by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, now our beloved Pope Benedict XVI, has a special place in my life. Because it opened my eyes to the glory of our faith, it led me to other Ignatius Press books and authors and eventually to a job with Ignatius Press. It is an essential book for anyone seeking to understand the true intent of the renewal of the Liturgy and the changes that Pope Benedict XVI has instituted.
Returning to the Church after many years away, I realized that my understanding of the Catholic Faith had not kept pace with the rest of my development so I looked for books to expand my knowledge. When I read The Spirit of the Liturgy I knew I had found a truly Catholic author. One who not only wrote in language I could understand but brought me to a deep appreciation of the wonder of our Faith.
Cardinal Ratzinger shows us how central the Liturgy is to it. He explains the scriptural basis of the Mass and each part of it. Liturgy includes not just the priest, the words and the actions but the environment and the music. He shows how each has a place. Spirit of the Liturgy makes me look at every facet of worship as I experience it and say is this the very best that we can offer to God? Is this what Jesus taught us? Does it lead us to the Trinity at the very heart of the Liturgy? How am I answering the challenge that I participate fully? The Spirit of the Liturgy is also available in e-book format.
Vanessa Dekkers is the Controller for Ignatius Press working here for 3 1/2 years. She discovered the job ordering books on our website. She was considering retiring when she was hired for what she calls her dream job with a Catholic publishing company moving from Arizona where she had lived for 30 years. Vanessa has 3 children and 6 grandchildren scattered across the country.
*Employee Pick of the Week program features savings of 40% off a book, movie, or compact disc personally chosen and recommended by an Ignatius Press employee. Each week, an Ignatius Press employee will select a favorite book, movie, or other Ignatius Press product and write a few sentences about why he/she thinks customers will enjoy the particular selection. A short bio of the selecting employee will also be included, giving customers a chance to learn a bit more about the people who are Ignatius Press.