Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Confession Paperback – April 19, 2017
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
"Few writers have impacted me like von Speyr has. I use Confession every year in RCIA to teach on this great gift that Jesus left to the Church on the day He rose from the dead. Whether you are a frequent celebrant of this Sacrament or, like I once was, have been away for many years, I pray that this book will profoundly change your life."
--Fr. John Riccardo, From the Foreword
"Von Speyr's book on confession is one of her most central works. Indeed, all her books revolve around the act and attitude of confession, around the personal and ecclesial-sacramental encounter between sinner and God, around that total openness that is the prerequisite for all blessing, mission and prayer."
--Hans Urs von Balthasar, Editor's Foreword
"The abundant harvest of graces hidden in this theological mission for our times still waits to be more fully carried into the storehouses of the Church for whom Adrienne von Speyr was sent. Now, however, a century after her birth, there are many signs to indicate that the moment of her "reawakening" is at hand!"
--Jacques Servais, S.J., Director, Casa Balthasar, Rome
Text: English, German (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
Her book, Confession, is about living the confessional attitude and the different experiences of and attitude people have towards Confession. "God stands before God in the attitude that is fitting for God. Analogously, we can designate this as the attitude of confession, since it is the attitude in which God shows himself as he is. .... When the Son institutes confession at Easter, he does so to bring this divine attitude closer to human beings, to mediate to them part of the trinitarian life." - pg. 21
It is absolutely the BEST book I have ever read about confession - and about living the sacrament continually, not just in the confessional, and how we are all called to live this openness and truthfulness. Even if you are not Catholic, the book addresses this confessional attitude as part of the human condition. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone, and especially to Christians.
"Confession" isn't a book to inform people of facts about the Sacrament of Reconciliation nor an academic theological work, but will interest Catholics who want to dig deeper in exploring this Sacrament. Von Speyr was really fascinated with confession and the book consists of her prayerful and intellectual reflections and intuitions about its nature, its ecclesial dimensions, its relationship to the Passion of Christ, its fruitful practice both from the point of view of the priest and various types of penitents (single, married, priests, active and contemplative religious etc). There are some original and suprising and interesting thoughts here, without being heterodox. One of the things that intrigued me was the final section, of her imaginative comparisons of how various Saints (Francis of Assisi, Therese of Lisieux, etc) confessed, and this kind of thing can help the reader by providing edifying models of how to make a good confession. The reader encounters a vision of sacramental Reconciliation as something originating in a definite and living way in the life of Jesus and always an enounter with His passion, death, and resurrection, Confession as something truly integral to the fullness of Christian life and the Communion of Saints. This is a book that can make people really want to confess regularly, and feel more prepared to do so with understanding and grow in Christ. And that is a great benefit.