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Overview Presented with humor, practicality, and a deeply spiritual appreciation of the sacrament, this book offers a step-by-step description of exactly how to go about participating in the sacrament of reconciliation, helpful tips on what to say and how to make the approach, and frequently asked questions.
Publishers Description When Father John first mentioned the sacrament of reconciliation to me, I thought, 'Wow. They even invented a new sacrament while I was gone.' Once he had clarified the situation, my next thought was, 'I've got to throw up, ' followed by, 'I'm outta' here.'--from Chapter Two "If you're nervous about confession, read this book," says the author, who was herself nervous about confession upon returning to the Church after many years away from its enveloping arms. Presented with humor, practicality and a deeply spiritual appreciation of the sacrament, the reader will find here a step-by-step description of exactly how to go about participating in the sacrament of reconciliation these days, helpful tips on what to say and how to make your approach, frequently asked questions by people just like you about the sacrament, including "How long does it take?" and "Isn't it embarrassing if you have to talk about sex?" (answer: "yes"), and suggestions for how to go about forgiving others. Other topics covered include "When Really Bad Things Have Happened to You" and "When the Person You Have to Forgive Is a Priest." This is a gem of a resource for those returning Catholics or new Catholics looking for a bridge to peace and healing.
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Studio: Saint Anthony Messenger Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.28" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.23" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2003
Publisher Saint Anthony Messenger Press
ISBN 0867165219 ISBN13 9780867165210
Availability 0 units.
More About Ann M. S. LeBlanc
ANN M. S. LEBLANC, Ph.D., is a forensic psychologist, who lives in Maine and is a returning Catholic.
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I liked it and I'm not even Catholic Oct 21, 2003
Ann LeBlanc has written a jewel of a meditation about forgiveness, reconciliation, community, mutual support, prayer -- issues every Christian needs to have as an integral part of his or her relationship with God and other Christians. If you are Catholic you will especially appreciate this short introduction to the sacrament of confession or reconciliation. If you are not Catholic -- even if you are rabidly anti-Catholic -- you will be amazed and your heart will be blessed by the biblical insight, sensitivity, and compassion here. And don't forget the humor. I'm so glad this is funny but kind -- not preachy! I bought a copy of this for my pastor -- we're NOT Catholic -- because it is the best short introduction to compassionate pastoral care I know. I think I'll also get a copy for my friend who is hurting and wonders if God still cares for her. And one for my friend who teaches Bible study and feels ill-prepared to handle discussions that are feeling-based rather than fact-based. And one for . . . .