The Heart of Catholic Prayer and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
  • List Price: $12.95
  • Save: $1.84 (14%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 8 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
The Heart of Catholic Pra... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: 100% guaranteed delivery with Fulfillment By Amazon. There is slight highlighting or marking on the pages. There is a dedication in this book. This cover has a visible crease or bend. Purchase of this item will benefit the Fort Wayne Indiana Salvation Army.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Heart of Catholic Prayer: Rediscovering the Our Father and the Hail Mary Paperback – March 30, 2012

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
$5.36 $1.24
$11.11 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Heart of Catholic Prayer: Rediscovering the Our Father and the Hail Mary + This Is My Body: An Evangelical Discovers The Real Presence + By What Authority?: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition
Price for all three: $30.31

Buy the selected items together

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 70%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.

Holiday Deals in Books
Holiday Deals in Books
Find deals for every reader in the Holiday Deals in Books store, featuring savings of up to 50% on cookbooks, children's books, literature & fiction, and more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (March 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592761771
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592761777
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,285,738 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Dunn TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 10, 2012
Format: Paperback
As one could probably infer from the title, this book is broken into two parts, one on the Our Father and the other on the Hail Mary. Referred to as the "two anchors of our faith," this book breaks down both prayers line by line using a style of writing that blends theology, Shea's life story, and the occasional pop culture reference.

I really enjoyed how Shea explained that the Our Father is a community prayer. I had never thought of it that way, but it makes sense. As Shea points out, it is called the Our Father not the My Father. Every pronoun in the Our Father is a collective plural and not a selfish singular. This is why we pray the Our Father in the Mass, because we are all one body in Christ. There were some other good parts in Part One, such as when Shea explained that the line "Give us this day our daily bread" refers to the Eucharist, but overall I felt Part One was oversimplified.

Part Two: The Hail Mary went deeper than Part One: The Our Father. In this section, Shea manages to tackle key points in the Hail Mary such as Mary being Theotokos (the Mother of God), Mary's Immaculate Conception (Being conceived without original sin), and common complains and concerns Protestants have with Mary. A very excellent point made is that Protestants have no problem putting Paul on a pedestal, but cringe and object when the Catholics or Orthodox put Mary on one. I really enjoyed Part Two of the book and feel it would be a benefit to all to read it.

Overall, I would give this book 4 out 5 stars. It was good, but not great. If you have never taken the time to go through each prayer line by line and meditate on them, you will get something from the book.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again