Book Review

7 Secrets of Confession7 Secrets of Confession by Vinny Flynn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Are you really worried about your sins? Are you afraid to go for confession to a priest? Do you want to be more in union with Jesus? This is the book you are looking for.

Vinny Flynn, made a great effort to show the importance of the sacrament of reconciliation in our lives. Very Often we all are much worried about our sins, always try to dumped in the confessional before a priest. description but Vinny with this book showed us how we must approach this sacrament of mercy and the graces which we will receive from this sacrament.
Again he showed the confession as a moment which we share our failures with Jesus. More than the presence of priest, Jesus is waiting there for us. description To listen to us and to heal us so that we can be with Him always.
He explained throughout this book with the help of Catechism of the Catholic Church and other Church documents, the use of the diary of St. Faustina also really help us to clarify more doubts about this sacrament.
It is an invitation to all of us to start a life which is grace filled. Let us start anew in His grace. description

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Reconciliation and Penance in the Mission of the Church TodayReconciliation and Penance in the Mission of the Church Today by John Paul II

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It is a wonderfully written Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Saint John Paul II. This document is the result of the synod which held in 1983. In this document, Saint John Paul II deals mainly with the topic reconciliation. The reconciliation is needed not only on an individual level but also at the social level also.
The parable of the prodigal son has interpreted in this document also by John Paul II. Again and again, when we revisit this parable more and more insights we are getting this parable. Here, Saint John Paul II analyzes the three characters of this parable and interpreted. We all need to reconcile with God, people and nature in one way or other.

The importance of the sacrament of reconciliation also emphasized once again in this Exhortation. Though every sacrament helps us to reconcile with God the sacrament of reconciliation has a great role in this duty. It will help us to grow more in perfection. The other major part I saw in this document is that Saint John Paul II’s view on the different duties entrusted to the Confessor. He narrates how a confessor should be. Again he gives the attitude of the penitent, this also an important aspect in the Sacrament of Penance.

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Stabin's books

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We are on our way.
We are on our way.
We are on our way to the temple of Paradise.
A wonderfully written historical fiction by Shusaku Endo and translated by William Johnson. This story was a great thread which sticks us on the text. Sti…

Mercy in the Fathers of the Church: Pastoral Resources for Living the Jubilee
really liked it
I read it for an assignment and found it there are materials which are good for a reference aid. It is a good book wrote in the context of Jubilee year of Mercy.

Gaudete et Exsultate--Rejoice and be glad: On the call to holiness in the contemporary world
it was amazing
We are saved by grace…
Pope Francis is a real shepherd because he knows how to tend his sheep. He knows the best pasture that is the Word of God. Pope Francis from the beginning of his papacy looks towards us and he needs nothing from …

The Church of Mercy
it was amazing
Pope Francis is really an inspiring Pope of the history. His writings have a soul to convert the hearts of the people. I am too late to read this book. This book consists of different sermons he gave in different contexts and it is reall…

The Boy
it was ok
Very Small reading which has taken less than 20 minutes to me. This book has no much suspense or any of that sort. I read it since I got a copy to review but did not find such a good stuff in it. Nrupal Das needs to improve a lot. Keep o…

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Gaudete et Exsultate--Rejoice and be glad: On the call to holiness in the contemporary worldGaudete et Exsultate–Rejoice and be glad: On the call to holiness in the contemporary world by Pope Francis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

We are saved by grace…
Pope Francis is a real shepherd because he knows how to tend his sheep. He knows the best pasture that is the Word of God. Pope Francis from the beginning of his papacy looks towards us and he needs nothing from us except holiness. He always urges us to be holy, in each and every book, be it in an encyclical or apostolic letter or apostolic exhortation, he speaks about our holiness. This new Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate, he makes another call to holiness in the contemporary world. This exhortation is really an inspiring one as every other book of the pope. Let me quote one of the sentences he mentioned in the book “We are called to be contemplatives even in the midst of the action, and to grow in holiness by responsibly and generously carrying out our proper mission.”
We are living in a world in which the spirit of consumerism is in its full power, in such a situation pope warns us, “The presence of constantly new gadgets, the excitement of travel and endless array of consumer goods at times leave no room for God’s voice to be heard.” again he says “The same distractions that are omnipresent in today’s world also make us tend to absolutize our free time, so that we can give ourselves over completely to the devices that provide us with entertainment or ephemeral pleasures.”
Pope Francis put forward the Gnosticism and Pelagianism in its modern form, and he explains to us about the dangers we all may fall into such situations. He says, when we start to consider ourselves as having more knowledge than others in our society and try to put our knowledge to others we are falling into the heresy of Gnosticism. Again, when we consider our works are more important and we are doing many things as per the rule and just look down the people who are failing in their duties we become modern time Pelagians who consider the matter over other elements, we should always know that we can receive salvation only through his grace.
Pope Francis quoted so many examples from the lives of saints is a good factor in this book because it gives many insights to have a holy life.
His reflection on the beatitudes is another important element in this books he synthesized those eight virtues for the modern man. I am quoting those lines below,
Reacting with meekness and humility: that is holiness.
Being poor of heart: that is holiness.
Knowing how to mourn with others: that is holiness.
Hungering and thirsting for righteousness: that is holiness.
Seeing and acting with mercy: that is holiness.
Keeping a heart free of all that tarnishes love: that is holiness.
Sowing peace all around us: that is holiness.
Accepting daily the path of the Gospel, even though it may cause us problems: that is holiness.
All over this book is really a wake-up call for all humanity, as we are living without any action when there are lots of problems around us. Let us listen to call of Papa and together with him let us as to the Lord, for the grace not to hesitate when the spirit calls us to take a step forward. Let us ask for the apostolic courage to share the Gospel with others and to stop trying to make our Christian life a museum of memories.”
Thank you very, Pope Francis, for this beautiful exhortation you have given to us. We will practice it in our lives to become holy in our life.

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The PilgrimageThe Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I finished another Paulo Coelho book. I like the writings of Paulo because of the life in it. The Christian imageries he uses whole along his novel makes it more lively. I also was travelling all along with him to this pilgrimage to San Tiago. I too was fighting with the legion when he fought with it. He found his sword now it is my duty to find mine to find the purpose of it. Sometimes this type of novels gives us a power to fight a good fight. The we are living this earth demands a lot but in a world full of voices we forget to listen to the voice of silence. The novel was teaching to listen to the inner voice. This is my fourth experience with Paulo Coelho he is always inspiring me and go with full power. He is taking his own saint Paul in his writings. Many times the words of Saint Paul came alive in this novel. A great work, I recommend this to anyone who needs to go ahead with much inspiration and motivation.

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My Mother

Mother, db15d45b78e8c2d951857d48f0d9d0a1there is no one cared me like she cared.

She showed me her love to me the every second I lived with her

Many times I showed my bad face to her, but her face was so blooming

She was having a great hope that one day I will be alright.

That hope made me to stand here to think about her

The moments I fell down her face told me to wake up son

You have to walk an extra mile

I will walk for her, till we both reach our destination

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