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Every year Christian church goers hear the same Scripture stories over and over again. Every year they celebrate the same feasts and liturgical seasons. Why? What is the purpose of the Liturgical Year? In this illuminating book, Joan Chittister explains that the liturgical year immerses us over and over again in the sense and substance of the Christian life until, eventually, we become what we say we are—followers of Jesus all the way to the heart of God. It is an adventure in human growth; it is an exercise in spiritual ripening.

 -The Liturgical Year (Thomas Nelson) is part of the Ancient Practices Series edited by Phyllis Tickle.