Sunday, December 06, 2009

Praying the Mass by Jeff Pinyan - a Book Review

Some of you may know Jeff Pinyan of the Cross Reference. I recent bought and read his new book "Praying the Mass: The Prayers of the People." It's a guide to the new translation of the Novus Ordo and a walk-through of the mass. Here's my review:

This book is a quick and easy read explaining not only which translations are changing next year but more importantly, why they are changing. It also doubles as a walk through of the mass explaining the sacred liturgy in a rich way. I've been to many seminars and have read several explanations on the mass but the book has several nuggets that I've never heard. I'd recommend this book especially for RCIA classes and those being introduced to the mass for the first time, for those who want to get an idea of the new mass translations, and even for those who are familiar with the mass but might need a refresher on why we do what we do.


Jeffrey Pinyan said...

Thank you for your patronage and for writing a review, Tim!

Gretchen said...

I've got Jeff's book and am waiting for a few days when I have some peace and quiet to read it -- hopefully within the next few weeks. I'm really looking forward to it!

Tim A. Troutman said...

Gretchen, good to hear from you. Hope you're doing well.