Brings a deep understanding of the scriptural roots of the Church's teaching and a new verve and freshness of language to the subject of confession.
"Scott Hahn's "Lord, Have Mercy" is a thoughtful exposition of the sacrament of confession. With a lively blend of personal insights and theological acumen, this gifted author gets to the heart of the matter of confession: how it is anticipated in the Old Testament, how it is presented in the New Testament, and how necessary it is for the spiritual life today. I recommend this book to all who desire a clear and elegant presentation of the Church's understanding of confession."-Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York "Scott Hahn has done it again! With a style that is engaging and a content that is challenging, he lays out the scriptural foundation for repentance and confession, the history of the development of the sacrament, a lucid theology, and a practical guide for those who find confession difficult: 'The more we need it," he so rightly says, 'the less we seem to want it.' This book will be an eye-opener for those who think all they need is to tell God they're sorry. For all it is a convincing testimony why, like bathing, we need confession often."-Reverend George T. Montague, S.M.