Since I decided that Sunday Snippets this week will be about the Sacred Heart, I guess I need a Sacred Heart post, but I really couldn't think of anything to post. Then I realized that this is primarily a book blog, so let me find some books about the Sacred Heart to add to my TBR (that's book bloggerese for to be read) list.
The Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus: How to Practice the Sacred Heart Devotion. THE book on devotion to the Sacred Heart! Commissioned by Our Lord Himself through St. Margaret Mary and received, through her, His endorsement. Responsible for the early, rapid spread of the Sacred Heart devotion. Contains the Saint's life, her prayers to the Sacred Heart, the Sacred Heart Promises (far more than the famous "12 Promises"), and much, much more! Great! Imprimatur.
A Heart Like His: Meditations on the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Christians believe that Jesus can truly change our lives. At the same time we cannot love someone we don't know. I have written this book to help you on your journey to know Jesus better, from the inside. These 32 short meditations aim to grant you a window on Jesus' heart, so you can have a better idea of what he felt, experienced, and lived every day of his life.
Sometimes we have a romanticized idea of Jesus, and some images of him -- with languid smiles and liquid brown eyes -- make him look more like a Latin American soap opera star than the Savior of the world! We need to meet the real Jesus. His heart was merciful, compassionate and sensitive, but also rugged, resolute and realistic. He is truly a model for each one of us.
The Imitation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
These short essays are all based directly on God's Word. They are meant to guide you in your journey to know Jesus better, to love him more deeply, and to imitate him more perfectly in your own day-to-day life. I pray that the Holy Spirit will assist you at every moment in this wonderful adventure.
I have loved writing this book, since it has given me a chance to think and pray about all the things I love about Jesus Christ, all the things that attract me to him and make me want to be a better disciple. It is a joy for me to share all of this with you. I hope that it helps you as much as it has helped me.
God bless you on your journey!
Fr Thomas D. Williams, LC
The Imitation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Recommended to us as even better than The Imitation of Christ, and we think it is! Written for everyone, and everyone should own it. In this book Jesus is speaking to the reader--through the author, of course--in short, easy-to-understand chapters that are filled with wisdom. Thereafter the student of the spiritual life--representing ourselves--speaks to Jesus. Renders a unique and powerful effect upon the soul! Impr.
Sacred Heart: Gateway to God
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