Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Book Review: The Power of the Sacraments

I just had the pleasure of reading Sr. Briege McKenna's The Power of the Sacraments.  This short little book surprised me.  Before I read it, I wondered to myself what this little book of just 64 pages could have to offer.  What this book has to offer is a powerful witness to the beauty and and healing power of the sacraments.

In this book each of the seven sacraments are examined in their own chapters which follows a lovely introduction where Sr. Briege points out that we too often take the sacraments for granted.  Each chapter of this book contains anecdotal evidence surrounding either an amazing healing or reconversion story of someone Sr. Briege has encountered through her ministry.  The book is simply inspiring and makes you step back and simply admire the awesomeness of the sacraments through which we encounter our Lord and are strengthened.

This book would be a lovely gift for someone who you are trying to stir out of complacency.  It's a relatively short book that could be read in the span of an evening or afternoon.  The book is engaging and will leave you wanting to read more.

I was provided with a review copy of this book by the publisher, Servant Books, in exchange for my honest review.

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