Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Remembering God's Mercy: Redeem the Past and Free Yourself from Painful Memories

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding,
and my entire will,
All I have and call my own.

You have given all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it.

Everything is yours; do with it what you will.
Give me only your love and your grace,
that is enough for me. 
―St. Ignatius Loyola
 It took me forever to read Dawn Eden's latest book simply because it is the kind of book you do not just read. It is a book that you pray. On almost every page I had to stop and ponder the truths presented, so that I was pulled into a state of lectio divina whether I had planned on it or not. As far as I am concerned, Remembering God's Mercy should be ranked among the spiritual classics; it will certainly take its place on my bookshelf among the books I go to for consolation of soul and holy thoughts. In it are explored the most basic truths of our Faith: Jesus Christ the Son of God died and rose to open the gates of heaven for us. In His Mercy He brings healing of soul to those who seek His grace through repentance and transformation of life. The book is based both on the Suscipe of St. Ignatius of Loyola and on episodes from the life of his Jesuit son, Pope Francis. The emphasis is on the mercy of God which leads the sinner to repentance and the purgative process of healing. With the infused virtue of hope comes the healing of memories and the genuine peace which the world cannot give. Dawn shares the fruits of her readings and meditations on the Gospels and encounters with the Savior in the sacraments of the Church. Dawn's skills as a talented writer combine with the insights acquired during her own often painful psychological and spiritual journey to make Remembering God's Mercy a most compelling read. I find the book a helpful companion on my own rocky path.

 Please visit Dawn on her blog, HERE. And on her Amazon page, HERE. I recommend all of her books!

(NOTE: This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for my honest opinion.)


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