Pardon and Peace: A Sinner's Guide to Confession by Fr. Francis Randolph
Fr. Francis Randolph presents a very positive and practical understanding of the immense value of the Sacrament of Confession for the modern Catholic. Father Randolph helps the reader to see how the Sacrament of Confession meets the deepest needs of the penitent on the spiritual, emotional, and psychological levels.
Step by step we follow the different stages of the rite, looking at the various elements of the sacrament and what they mean for the average sinner in the box. The author draws on his own experiences, on both sides of the grille, to explain what is actually happening in this sacrament, and why it is so helpful for growing in the love of God and neighbor. Because of so much recent confusion over the nature and purpose of the sacrament, the book tackles the common objections and anxieties over Confession, and recommends frequent Confession for getting rid of stress and anxiety, and growing in confidence before God.