Thursday 22 July 2021

Gospels of Mercy - Father Adrian Graffy - 12 Steps to the Love of God

Gospels of Mercy: 12 Steps to the Love of God
Year of Mercy
Father Adrian Graffy
ISBN 9781784690953
eISBN 9781784693220
CTS Booklet SC118

Over the last several years, I have read over 200 volumes from the CTS. I have read books from many series. And many authors. I have read several books that are part of the CTS Devotions and Prayer Series. I have read many in the CTS Biographies and also Saints of the Isles Series, and the Great Saints Series. This is the third volume I have read by Father Adrian Graffy and the first in the Year of Mercy Series. I believe there are 8 volumes in this series and that 6 of them are available as eBooks. I picked all the eBooks up as soon as I finished this volume. The description of the booklet is:

"Draw closer to God’s mercy with this guide to the Gospels of Mercy. Adrian Graffy takes us on a step by step journey to discovering Christ’s Mercy through the Scriptures. A selection of Gospels especially chosen for their theme of Mercy and which relate to Pope Francis’ intentions for the Year of Mercy appears alongside a thoughtful meditation. Great reading for the Year of Mercy which will help us consider and practise this part of the Christian faith.”

The chapters in this volume are:

Good News to the Poor
Jesus calls Peter
The Challenge of Mercy
Forgiveness and Love
The Good Samaritan
The Barren Fig Tree
The Prodigal Son
The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
Zacchaeus Meets Jesus
Peter’s Denials and Reconciliation
Jesus Speaks from the Cross
Jesus Risen from the Dead Speaks to the Disciples

This booklet can easily be read over a large mug of coffee or tea. But it is also a book that could be returned to again and again. The ‘Year of Mercy’ might be well behind us, but its message is still an important one. In our lives and in the impact we can and should have upon the world around us. 

This is an excellent little read, and for me a great introduction to this series. This book was originally published in 2015 and the eBook released in 2017. It is an excellent little booklet. And I look forward to the others in the Year of Mercy Series.

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2021 Catholic Reading Plan! For other reviews of books from the Catholic Truth Society click here.

Year of Mercy Books:

Books by Father Adrian Graffy:
A Manual of Hebrew Poetics
Alive and Active: The Old Testament Beyond 2000
Trustworthy and True: The Gospels Beyond 2000
Twelve Steps to the Love of God

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