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Poetry book serves as catalyst for new wave of consciousness

J. Lambert St. Rose announces release of ‘Our Father Prayer and Praxis’

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – J. Lambert St. Rose sees the apparent disparity between Christian worship and Christian praxis. In “Our Father Prayer and Praxis” (published by AuthorHouse), the author provides a diagnostic tool towards understanding the dysfunction which exists in the minds of modern-day Christians regarding liturgy, spirituality and social justice.

“Ethnic prejudice, partisan politics, economic disparity, inequality, exploitation, cultural indifference and a host of other social issues still plaguing the Church and Christianity; the issues all serve as serious impediments towards achieving the quality of spirituality and brotherhood for which we pray in the Lord’s Prayer,” the author says.

Unlike other books, “Our Father Prayer and Praxis” gives a phenomenally deep presentation of a vast cohesion of the Lord’s teachings. This book serves as a lifetime curriculum in anticipation of man’s final destination with God. Although written from a St. Lucian perspective, the author takes a look at the global landscape of the Catholic Church in relation to the prayer life, spirituality and notion of social justice of that perspective.

An excerpt from the book:
“Prayer is not a public charade hiding behind the walls of recitals, praises, rituals and devotions. No! Jesus repeatedly chastised the Pharisees who frequently reduced religion, spirituality, devotions and prayer to mere ritualism (Mat. 6:6). It was in protest against this kind of religious reductionism in Judaism, where all things religious boiled down simply to laws, traditions and rituals void of personal witness to the Lord, that Jesus was most indignant at the farce of the Scribes and Pharisees. It is against this form of spiritual reductionism that the poet cries out: “Beware of Rhetoric!”

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“Our Father Prayer and Praxis”
By J. Lambert St. Rose
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 316 pages | ISBN 9781524644390
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 316 pages | ISBN 9781524644413
E-Book | 316 pages | ISBN 9781524644406
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
A St. Lucian by birth, J. Lambert St. Rose has been a priest in the Archdiocese of Castries for 34 years. He is a graduate of the Seminary of St. John Vianney and the Ugandan Martyrs, Trinidad and Tobago. He holds a Masters in Theological Studies (MThs) from St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin. At present, the author serves as Chaplin to the staff at the Chancery Offices in the Archdiocese of Castries. The author also wrote the books “Helen and Her Sister Haiti” and “In Turbulent Waters.”

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