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Healing the Original Wound by Benedict J. Groeschel - Catholic Spiritual Book, Paperback.
Healing the Original Wound by Benedict J. Groeschel - Catholic Spiritual Book, Paperback.

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Healing the Original Wound by Benedict J. Groeschel is a book about our journey toward God and about finding love in our lives.  In this book, Fr Groeschel examines the consequences of original sin, and gives us reasons for hope in a world where God permits much that is tragic. Written in a conversational tone (compared to his earlier work) and in a tenor of affable tough-mindedness, Fr. Groeschel illustrates his theses about hell, about penitence, about Gods grace, using many incidents and real-life stories from his own experience as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal in the South Bronx, an area which police have denominated "Fort Apache" and which priests call "Our Lady's Playground." Unsentimental but never hectoring, clear-eyed and hopeful, acutely aware of the tragic and the sinful but nonetheless unwavering in faith, hope, and charity, Fr Groeschel has given us a book that you will read at least seven times a year. There is a marvellously restorative effect to Healing the Original Wound," and without hesitation, this reviewer declares it to be the best of the friars books.  It might be mentioned further that a book like this one reveals the crippling inadequacy of labels like "liberal" or "conservative." Benedict Groeschel is a Catholic priest who works among the poor in New York City, who has an ardent love of Catholic tradition, who doesn't take kindly to dissings of JP2, who reveres the memories of Archbishop Oscar Romero and Dom Helder Camara, and who on occasion has kind words to say about Mother Angelica. We think it safe to say that he is un-categorizable and inimitable. And we thank God for him, and this wonderfully magnanimous book of his.

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