7 Secrets of Confession

7 Secrets of Confession

by Vinny Flynn

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Flynn, author of the best-seller, 7 Secrets of the Eucharist (200,000 copies sold), presents a similar approach to the Sacrament of Confession in this new book that reveals 7 key secrets or hidden truths about the great spiritual beauty, power and depth of Confession.The understanding that many Catholics have of the Sacrament of Confession is so limited and narrow in its focus that it keeps them from discovering the real beauty and value of this Sacrament — beauty and value that even a young child can understand if it's presented properly. For too many Catholics, Confession is just a means to an end: cleaning us up from sin so we can receive Communion. But, as Pope Francis tells us, Confession is much more than going to the dry cleaner. It's an encounter with Jesus, who waits for us as we are.In his years of speaking all over North America, Flynn saw that many Catholics have this limited appreciation of Confession, and the urgent need for clear teaching about this great Sacrament. If you have not yet experienced Confession as a wonderful, personal encounter with Christ; if you do not yet look forward to going to Confession with the same eagerness and expectation with which you receive Holy Communion, this book is for you. It will be a whole new way of going to Confession, inviting you to begin an exciting personal journey to healing and holiness. It may change your life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781884479465
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication date: 09/15/2013
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 419,595
Product dimensions: 4.70(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Vinny Flynn is a popular speaker at Catholic conferences around the world, and is the best-selling author of 7 Secrets of the Eucharist, 21 Ways to Worship, 7 Secrets of Confession, and Mercy's Gaze. Vinny has helped train many of the people writing and speaking about Divine Mercy today. He also has been singing the original "Chaplet of Divine Mercy" on EWTN with some of his children for over 20 years.

Table of Contents

Introduction Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC xii

Foreword: Beyond the Grocery List 1

Secret 1 Sin Doesn't Change God 7

Secret 2 It's Not Just about Forgiveness 23

Secret 3 Your Sin is Different from My Sin 45

Secret 4 Confession is Never Really Private 67

Secret 5 You've Got Mail! 91

Secret 6 New Wine Needs New Skins 111

Secret 7 You Have to Let Go of Your Chains 131

Afterword: Change Your Oil! 165

Bonus Secret: Don't Forget the Hors D'oeuvers 181

Notes, Sources, and References 193

About the Cover 208

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