Recently, I was in a bookstore checking on how our books are selling there. To my surprise, one title was flying off the shelf: Catholic Update Guide to Confession
. The clerk told me that Catholics and non-Catholics alike are very interested in this mysterious rite. Some Catholics, who last celebrated this sacrament years ago and now feel a void in their lives, seem to want to bone up on their facts before they return to the sacrament.
This little book makes it easy to understand why the Church celebrates God’s forgiveness in this manner. It’s a great book for catechists who teach about this sacrament, for parents of children who are preparing to celebrate it, for RCIA candidates who will celebrate it for the first time very soon, and even for those of other faiths who simply want to know about one of the best-kept secrets in the Catholic Church.