If you would like to help me edit my second book, Praying the Mass: The Prayers of the Priest, you can read the Introduction to the book here.
As of 9:55 AM on February 11, 2010, Praying the Mass: The Prayers of the People has sold 500 copies around the world: the United States, Canada, England, Australia, and New Zealand. The person who bought copy #500 is a priest from Rochester, NY, and he received a complimentary second copy as well.
I've got another ad in ZENIT on Tuesday:
Praying the Mass: The Prayers of the People (2nd edition) - A Guide to the New English Translation of the Mass
Praying the Mass: The Prayers of the People is a thorough yet accessible catechesis on the Mass based on the new English translation of the Roman Missal. It explains why we pray what we pray, where it comes from in Scripture, and what it means. It is a mystagogical catechesis which interprets the rites of the Mass in light of salvation history, explains their meaning and purpose, and relates them to the Christian life. Read Praying the Mass to enhance your full, conscious, and active participation in the greatest prayer that can be prayed, the Mass!
172 pages (12 new pages), $12.00
You can now contact me at: jeff [at] prayingthemass [dot] com and author [at] prayingthemass [dot] com
I recently found out about the online catechesis for the new English translation of the Roman Missal provided by Notre Dame University. It's got free audio and video presentations (either 15 or 60 minutes in length). Yet another research tool for The Prayers of the Priest!
During the months of October and November, I contacted several bookstores and distributors around the country (some by email, some in person) offering a complimentary copy of The Prayers of the People and asking if they would be interested in carrying my book. One company which responded in the affirmative was Leaflet Missal. They have a national and international audience, and I was told that my book would be listed in their Spring 2010 catalog.
On January 28, I was informed that my book had received front cover placement on their catalog! This is wonderful news! I could not have asked for better exposure for my book! (Now I will really have to get to work on the second volume...)