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Curt Jester Reviews DMac's New Book

If you didn't believe me when I told you how awesome our Denis McNamara's new book "Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy", well then read what Jeff Miller has to say!

Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy by Denis R. McNamara is disguised as a coffee table book, but it is so much more than that. Sure this large book contains lots of pictures involving church architecture through the ages and examples of sacred art and can be nicely browsed like a coffee table book. But it deserved to be read from front to back and reflected on and not discarded to a coffee table to collect dust.

The issue of church architecture in modern times has been quite contentious as pundits and people from the pews wonder why their church is ugly or that it is inseparable from a large Pizza Hut or meeting hall. But this book is not a rant on the influences of modern architecture in any way. The pictures used are almost all positive examples with a minimum of negative ones such as the Cathedral in Los Angeles. Instead this is really a textbook on architecture, beauty, and the liturgy.

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