Christianbook.com Ratings and Reviews

Customer Reviews for Paraclete Press Beyond Smells & Bells: The Wonder and Power of Christian Liturgy

Paraclete Press Beyond Smells & Bells: The Wonder and Power of Christian Liturgy

The senior managing editor of Christianity Today has been active in the Anglican tradition for 20 years. Here he counters those who claim to be good Christians yet stay at home on Sunday mornings; Galli discusses, instead, how liturgy powerfully shapes us toward Christlikeness as we participate week after week. 160 pages, softcover. Paraclete.
Average Customer Rating:
5 out of 5
5
 out of 
5
(4 Reviews) 4
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (4 reviews)
5 stars
4
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Customer Reviews for Beyond Smells & Bells: The Wonder and Power of Christian Liturgy
Review 1 for Beyond Smells & Bells: The Wonder and Power of Christian Liturgy
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:February 25, 2010
Customer Avatar
Rev. Owen Haring
Great Book. Easy to read. I will encourage all my worship leaders to read this book and get a deep appreciation of our worship.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 2 for Beyond Smells & Bells: The Wonder and Power of Christian Liturgy
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:March 6, 2009
Customer Avatar
Carrie Wulfsberg
As a convert to liturgical worship in the Eastern Orthodox Church I greatly appreciated Mr. Galli's moving and simple explainations of the various aspects of participation in the mass. I would highly reccommend this book to anyone prayerfully trying to grow in their understanding, appreciation, and faithful participation in the liturgy.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 3 for Beyond Smells & Bells: The Wonder and Power of Christian Liturgy
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:February 24, 2009
Customer Avatar
Carrie Wulfsberg
Outstanding! As an Eastern Orthodox convert adjusting to liturgical worship I can say this book has greatly deepened my understanding and appreciation of the Mass. I also appreciate the conversational tone of the book because it makes the topic less overwhelming.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 4 for Beyond Smells & Bells: The Wonder and Power of Christian Liturgy
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:May 27, 2008
Customer Avatar
Yvonne Walsh
Galli does a wonderful job of explaining the idea of "connectedness" with other Christians, past, present, and future through the liturgical model. He counters the current thinking that traditional worship is passe, and that in order to reach the current generation we must "contemporize" the service. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Beyond Smells and Bells and I will recommend it to my friends and prayer partners.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.