Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Catholic Company Book Review: The Power of the Sacraments

The Power of the Sacraments by Sr. Briege McKenna, O.S.C.

In this little book, Sr. McKenna shares personal stories to illustrate how each of the sacraments can have a real and lasting impact on lives.

It's so easy to neglect the sacraments. Even more so, I find myself taking them for granted, especially the Eucharist. What a blessing it is to receive every Sunday (or even every day, with daily mass) and yet how easy it is to rush through communion concerned with getting the kids down the aisle and back to the pew.

This book offers the kind of encouragement we all need every once in a while to concentrate on the sacraments and to get us out the door and to a priest for reconciliation. She gives some background, but the book would be most useful for someone who already knows what the sacraments are. Each sacrament's chapter is just a few pages long, short enough to read and consider when we find ourselves with just a few moments to spare.

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. I did not receive any payment for this review, but I did receive a free copy of the book. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on The Power of the Sacraments and be sure to check out their great selection of baptism gifts while you are there.

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