I have read some books that were a meditation on the Rosary, but I prefer this one for my tastes. As I remember, I have found that they add too many details in that I found off-putting. There is so much we don’t know about the scenes the mysteries of the Rosary are based on, and so making a cohesive reflection with a literary imagination to fill it out is a laborious task. Usually, I found added details took me out of the meditation.
Zubair Simonson meditation has a fine balance of imaginatively presenting the mysteries and not inventing too many details to fill out the scenes. The reflections are sparse where they should be, but the descriptive writing was invocative and brought things into focus in my mind’s eye. For me, this will be a meditation on the Rosary I will turn to again.
I met Zubair Simonson at the 2022 Chesterton Conference in Milwaukee and had two especially delightful and extended conversations with him. He later presented this book of his to me, which I finally read. I have also seen a couple of articles he has written for the National Catholic Register, and I saw that aspect of his writing style in one article especially. A gifted storyteller.
He also has several stories available on Amazon I need to check out, which are also available for those with KindleUnlimited.