Review: Book: A Practical Guide to Pagan Priesthood- Lora O’Brien


Title: A Practical Guide to Pagan Priesthood

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Lora O’Brien

Publisher: Llewellyn Publications

Genre: Paganism

Page Count: 240 Pages

ISBN: 073875966X (ISBN13: 9780738759661)

Author or Book Website: N/A

Link to Amazon purchase page: Pagan Priesthood

Link to Goodreads: Pagan Priesthood

Release Date: October 8, 2019

How I Got the Book: ARC Copy

Summary of the Book:

There’s a pressing need in the Pagan community for strong, aware, responsible, and accountable leaders. This book provides a down-to-earth perspective on what it means to be a priestess or priest and explores the duties, responsibilities, challenges, and benefits of stepping into a leadership role.

Whether you are currently a priest or priestess, are considering taking on such a role, or would like to be more informed about Pagan leadership so you can better support your community, this book helps you learn about the practical skills required and provides ideas on how you can acquire or improve them.

Explore the two primary categories of priestly duties–pastoral and sacerdotal–and find a plethora of insight into specific topics, including group leadership, teaching, crisis counseling, communicating with deity, devotion to deity, intervention and healing, life rites, and community celebration. As Paganism continues to grow and new generations become leaders, this guide shares a practical picture of what the Pagan priesthood can be.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I did not know all that was required or went into the priesthood for being a pagan. This book does a great job of just breaking it up into steps and chapters. I now have a better understanding to the process and what it takes. This was something that I wanted to know that is why I requested to read this book.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

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