Scott Hahn: Lord Have Mercy The Healing Power of Confession

April 22 2009 I just read this for the second time and changed the rating from 4 stars to 5 Its amazing ow much Scott Hahn The Infamous Ellen James (Infamous, has learned since I read the book last time PSeriously I got a lot out of it this time around I think last time I was too afraid that whate said was true that I didn t really listen Recommended for anyone even if you are not Catholic Lots of good stuff in this book Like I didn t realize that Martin Luther believed Confession should stay in the Church and that CS Lewis confessed regularly to an Anglican priest Lord Have Mercy is Scott Hahn s book on Confession This too was a book I read as an early Catholic As a former Protestant Confession was one of the areas I Samael Aun Weor, The Absolute Man had the most difficulty with I don t think it was because of the common Protestant view of Why go to a priest when I can just go straight to God No This was a basicuman fear of being judged by another Dragonfrigate Wizard Halcyon Blithe (Halcyon Blithe, human andow they will look at me after I am done confessing my sins I don t know why and I know it doesn t make any sense but I still Satria dari Negeri Tayli 1-28 have that fear Why are we afraid of what other people think of us and not what God thinks of usIn this book Scott Hahn details the origins andistory of the Sacrament He explains the covenantal connections related to Confession and Goethean Science he also explains the best example weave of Confession in the Bible the Prodigal Son Re reading this book years later I Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets! have a new appreciation for chapters 10 through 12 In this chapterse gives advice on Digital Crossroads how to make Confession meaningful and goes so far as to compare it to combatwarfare Combat and warfare used to be widely preached but weave steered away from that now unfortunately We ave to remember though that Satan is after our souls and everyday we are involved in a cosmic war where we must choose God and good over Satan and evil The appendices also proved elpful as they walk you through The Einstein Theory of Relativity how Confession takes place prayers you can say before during and after and an examination of ConscienceThis was a veryelpful book on Confession and one that I am sure I will visit again until I finally get over my fear of Confession However I think the cure for that will be to go freuently If you are struggling with Confession I recommend this book for you If you How to Negotiate Your First Job have Protestant friends or family who want to know what the point of Confession is then recommend this book to them or read it yourse. An illuminating reassuring explanation of the Catholic Church's teachings on confession and forgiveness by the bestselling author of The Lamb's Supper and Hail Holy ueen Jesus toldis first clergy If you forgive the sins of any they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any they are retained In Lord Have Mercy Scott Hahn explores the sacrament of reconciliation and shows why it is the key to spiritual growth particularly in these times of intense anxiety and uncertaintyDrawing on the istory of ancient Israe.

Voc In day to day lives we see ow people are going after many problems Scott Hahn gave a great understanding about the sin and its conseuences in our lives We all need to come out of the situation which makes our Perfect Justice (Ben Kencaid, head bow and go sad We need to look to the world and say I am saved because Christas saved me with His own blood The confession is the best medicine to cure the sickness of our souls Scott Hahn through these pages teaches us The Literary Relationship of Lord Byron and Thomas Moore how to get ready for a good confession andow to be part of God s love Read this book I recommend to all of you if you ave some doubts about the Sacrament of Reconciliation the book will clarify it Good book it s going onto my wishlist to buy It seemed rather too short although it may ave been just me and others would find this to be just the right length Again as with The Lamb s Supper it seemed rushed in places or perhaps it s me maybe I didn t understand exactly New Exploration how things tied in Some of content seemed to be for the purpose of explaining and defending the practice of confession to Protestants which is I suppose understandable since Scott Hahn used to be one and probably wishes to explain Catholic ideas in these books I saw a sort of complaint in another review about the cryptic chaptereadings and I must agree I think The Shaping of Western Civilization he was trying to be funny but it wasn telpful if you wanted to re read something or understand the main idea of the chapter The appendices prayers and examination of conscience are elpful This book is on the sacrament confession His intended audience is Catholic but there s plenty of information on the scriptural justification for interested Protestants He goes into why we need confession what appens to us when we do or don t confess The Ecology, Exploitation and Conservation of River Turtles how to make a good confession and His presentation of the stories of Original Sin and the Prodigal Son were excellent There were a few places where I wishede would go into detail but overall the book was very edifying I expect I will read this book againI thoroughly enjoy this book by Scott Hahn I find Medicine and Religion his writing style to be clear and concise His explanations usingistory anthropology scripture and philosophy really appeal to me Scott Hahn is the most elouent theologian of our time If you are a Catholic that cannot explain to those who are not the grace received from the sacrament of Confession and the benefits of it this is the book for you. Found promise I am the door; if anyone enters by Me The Hockey Saint (Forever Friends, he will be saved John 109Like Hahn's earlier books Lord Have Mercy offers thoughtful authoritative insights into controversial issues and disputed doctrines in a manner that will enlighten lay readers yet is thorough enough for scholars to appreciate More than just a Bible study it is a guide for the perplexed providing practical advice and inspiration that willelp readers come to a deeper knowledge of themselves and of Jesus through the sacrament of penance.

Lf and you can answer their uestions Anyone could benefit from reading this book though A good primer on confession why we need it Valentino how we should go about it and the power contained in this sacrament to truly liberate us Reading this book is a reminder that confession is not punishment but theealing salve of salvation offered by a loving God to eal the burning of a rebellious soul I usually get carried away and write big long review s for Scott Hahn s books but I m not going to this time Lord Have Mercy is a much personal book for the reader than any other book I ve read of is It s a wonderful book which goes without saying whenever I ve read Hahn I ve underlined so many things and filled it with marginalia Scott takes us through Confession which is known by many different names through the ages and even now we no longer call it that but Reconciliation As one can expect from the author Shunned he delves into the origins of the sacrament from its use practice and purpose in the Old Testament He goes deeply into the whys and wherefores withis usual light bulb moments and engrossing information But it is when Craving (Willow Creek, he starts getting into theow that the book becomes personal for the reader as I personally experienced anyway How we should practice confession as Catholics examine our consciences Oba, the Last Samurai how often the actualealing power of the sacrament for those who practice it as a staple of Catholicity The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a powerful and exhilarating practice of our faith but it is also easy to slip out of the Yonen Buzz, Volume 1 (Yonen Buzz, habit and this book gives much food for thought is so very educational and uplifting good but not as good as Rome Sweet Rome or The Lambs Supper in my opinion My favorite contemporary Catholic theologian Scott Hahn always does a great job explaining deep and complex religious teachings in a clear and easy to understand manner and this book is no exception He focuses on salvationistory as the istory of our family covenant with God and explains ow the Sacrament of Reconciliation restores us to life in that covenant He provides detailed citations from Scripture and describes the Old Testament roots that gave rise to the Sac I am reading this book second time The book is very apt for the Lenten reading We are living in a world where the persons loose their prick of conscience in their lives This situation will lead us into a The Wood Demon ha. L the Gospels the writings of the early Church and the lives of the saints Hahn reveals the living scripturaleart of the Church's teachings on penance forgiveness and reconciliation It is a story that begins with the sin of Adam and Eve continues in the biographies of Moses King David and the Apostle Peter and reverberates in the lives of believers today Hahn presents the Catholic and biblical perspective on sin and mercy elucidating in clear easily understood language the true import of Jesus' simple yet pro.

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Kimberly since 1979 He and Kimberly have six children and are expecting their twelfth grandchild An exceptionally popular speaker and teacher Dr Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith Hundreds of these talks have been produced on audio and videotapes by St Joseph Communications His talks have been effective in helping thousands of Protestants and fallen away Catholics to reembrace the Catholic faithHe is currently a Professor of Theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville where he has taught since 1990 and is the founder and director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology In 2005 he was appointed as the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St Vincent Seminary in Latrobe PennsylvaniaDr Hahn is also the bestselling author of numerous books including