Madisonville, LA (PRWEB) June 12, 2014
For author Marie Louise Guste Nix, the Rosary is a powerful prayer bringing healing, peace and unexpected graces, and needs to be re-discovered in a hurting world. Her new book, “Being There: Reflections from the Scenes of the Mysteries of the Rosary” (published by WestBow Press), helps readers embrace the moment of the mysteries with new imagery and guided reflections.
“Being There” enlivens meditation with a collection of narrative poems capturing the scenes through the voice of an eye witness. Each reflection tells the story of a scene from the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious mysteries of the Rosary. Readers hear the stories from St. Joseph and Simeon, the apostles Peter and James and many others giving a totally fresh perspective to the events.
In addition, Nix includes religious artwork from the Renaissance and Post-Renaissance masters to accompany the poems. She also provides suggestions for reflection, discussion and journaling as well as a guide to praying the Rosary for beginners.
Through her book, Nix aims to help readers enrich, enliven and even enjoy the experience of praying the Rosary through further activating the imagination and involving the five senses. It is her hope that readers will come away refreshed and invigorated from entering an oasis where they can feel God’s love and acceptance and trust Mary’s advocacy and protection.
“My hope for the book,” writes Nix, “is to share with the world the extraordinary power of the Rosary and help readers experience what an exciting and joyful prayer it can be when we are able to fully engage our imagination in the scenes and just be there. We come away with new energy, a new heart and a new perspective on our place in the world.”
By Marie Louise Guste Nix
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 130 pages | ISBN 9781490819846
E-Book | 130 pages | ISBN 9781490819839
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Marie Louise Guste Nix graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart and from Manhattanville College in New York. She pursued theological studies at the Andover Newton Consortium in Boston, and then attained her LL.B from Loyola University School of Law. She recently completed courses in biblical theology at Notre Dame Seminary. She is a professional editor for evangelical publications. She has previously published “Visions of Splendor,” “Transportation to the Higher Place” and “Restoring Soul,” also known as the Trilogy of the Three Wheels.
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