In this new book by Dr. Tom Curran, Confession: Five Sentences that will Heal Your Life, you will be amazed to discover what you have been missing by avoiding the confessional. When we walk or run away from the practice of Confession, we are missing out on an encounter with God that would bring us a peace, freedom and joy this world cannot give and cannot take away.
Dr. Curran explores five sentences, based on the Acts of the Penitent, that are connected to Confession: “I did it. I am sorry. Forgive me. I will make up for it. I will never do it again,” and relates each sentence to the Sacrament of Confession and to our everyday lives as disciples of Jesus Christ. Woven through each chapter is teaching about Confession as a sacrament of healing, as it is expressed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and in the writings of St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, probably the two greatest Doctors of the Catholic Church.
Using his unique combination of humor, storytelling and keen theological insight, Dr. Curran addresses many of the obstacles that keep Catholics from Confession. By the end, you will be running to this great Sacrament instead of away from it!
"I attend mass regularly and am a devoted steward volunteering weekly for my parish but had not gone to confession in ... years. My memories were not positive and the thought always made me sick with anxiety. Reading your bood gave me the encouragement, the extra push that I needed and I went on Saturday morning for the first time in many years. Thank you for writing such an informative, uplisfting, and encourageing book. You really spoke to me in your writing and deserve all the credit for getting me into that confessional. I can't tell you how many times I drove right past the church and talked myself out of going to confession. Now I truly understand that Confession is a Gift.
I just don't have the ability to put into words how much your book meant to me. Thank you, Dr. Curran."