Dr. Scott Hahn presents the historical and biblical origins of the Sacrament of Penance (Confession). He provides an important guide for new Catholics, a source of renewal for "old hands," and a challenge to all of us to deepen our relationship with Christ through regular use of the "sacrament of mercy."
Jesus told his first clergy, "If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." In The Healing Power of Confession, Scott Hahn explores the sacrament of reconciliation and shows why it is the key to spiritual growth, particularly in times of intense anxiety and uncertainty.
Drawing on the history of ancient Jews, the Gospels, the writings of the early Church, and the lives of the saints, Hahn reveals the living, biblical heart of the Church's teachings on penance, forgiveness, and reconciliation.
More than just a bible study, this presentation is a guide for the perplexed, providing practical advice and inspiration that will help readers come to a deeper knowledge of themselves and of Jesus through the sacrament of penance (Confession).