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The Pearl of Great Price: Gospel Wisdom for Christian Marriage (Paperback)
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The Pearl of Great Price: Gospel Wisdom for Christian Marriage (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 01/07/2007
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Take a look at the gospels with "married" eyes. "The Pearl of Great Price: Gospel Wisdom for Christian Marriage" shows married and engaged couples how to pray and reflect on God's Word together, allowing the beautiful intimacy of prayer in marriage to become reality. This simple yet profound book considers such basic gospel stories as Joseph's wedding jitters, the angel's appearance to Mary, and the wedding at Cana - all providing spiritual meaning for today's couples. Inspired by "Lectio Divina", an ancient Christian prayer technique, "The Pearl" helps couples deepen their marital relationship and find God at the heart of their marriage. It is a wonderful guide for marriage preparation and enrichment and makes a meaningful wedding or anniversary gift. This tiny book fits conveniently into both pockets and busy lives, but its big title reminds us that like all of God's gifts, a good marriage is worth more than a world of possessions.

Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814631652
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 59 g
Dimensions: 133 x 102 x 6 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
McCarty has put together an excellent tool for Christian couples--truly a pearl of wisdom and inspiration for those couples willing to pause together in prayer with open hearts so that they may discover a deeper meaning and love in their commitment to one another. Through The Pearl of Great Price, the author bids couples to abandon their fears of discussing and sharing their deepest thoughts, hopes, fears, and failures and instead to embrace the intimacy of prayer united together as one. By providing Scripture verses, reflections, simple discussion questions, and a closing prayer for each segment . . . Mrs. McCarty supplies the tools necessary to get couples engaged in active and productive discussion with the goal of enriching their marriage or engagement. Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, Author of Catholic Saints Prayer Book
There is a lot of self-help literature available for married couples and Doctor Phil is all over the TV screen with handy advice. This small booklet offers some practical nourishment of a very different kind. The author gently suggests that couples might also find strength and inspiration by taking the chance to reflect and pray together, however briefly. This little book provides a down-to-earth guide on how to do that.The Bible Today
. . . a treasure of Gospel readings, reflections, meditations and closing prayers. . . . The Pearl of Great Price seems perfect not only for married couples, but also for those preparing for marriage, those in Marriage Encounters and even those in counseling.The Criterion
There are many things that make this book distinctive and exceptional. Its ability to draw together the presence of God in Scripture and the presence of God in the sacred calling of marriage. Its practical and straightforward presentation of the ancient tradition of lectio divina as a prayer practice available to all--but especially accessible to the lay couple. Its impressive and helpful presentation of sources and experts on many topics and in both the area of Scripture and that of sacramental marriage.

I especially liked the moments close to the marrow, when the author brought the subject to life by contemplating a moment in her own spiritual and artistic journey, as she did in This is My Body, Healing and Infertility for example. McCarty strikes deep, writing with grace, humor, honesty, and inviting the reader to contemplate with emotional courage the inner and outer daily aspects of married life. This is a beautiful book, wise and honest. In McCarty's own words, it is for all

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