We are about one month away from closing out of this Jubilee Year of Mercy. Yet, it is never too late to learn about Christ’s mercy and receive this gift from Him. As we conclude this joyous year, I thought it apropos to do a little reading on the topic of Mercy. We can always learn more about this wondrous gift and virtue. Therefore, of all the books available on the topic, I decided to read Doors of Mercy: A Journey Through Salvation History. I picked an excellent choice. Let me tell you why!
Doors of Mercy, by Father Jeffrey Kirby
Father Jeffrey Kirby, STL, does a fantastic job of describing God’s limitless mercy in Doors of Mercy; A Journey Through Salvation History. Father Kirby tells us of the six covenants made between God and man, and how in every instance man was unfaithful to God. Yet, through God’s mercy, we were forgiven and evermore blessed. Father Kirby walks us through the covenants made between God and Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and ultimately though the New Covenant, Jesus. He tells us of the importance of the Prophets and the Church in God’s plan for salvation; a salvation brimming with Mercy. He gives special attention to Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska who experienced visions from Jesus teaching her about His mercy.
Divine Mercy Message
I especially enjoyed Father Kirby’s chapter devoted to the life of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, and her Divine Mercy Message and Devotion. In addition to the dedicated chapter on Saint Maria Faustina, Father Kirby provides supplemental material informing the reader about the Message of Divine Mercy. He also provides a how-to guide for reciting the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
I was so uplifted by what I read in Doors of Mercy, that I am now reading the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska. Father Kirby, through the Doors of Mercy, has now sent me on my own little pilgrimage to learn more about Christ’s loving mercy. Thanks to reading Doors of Mercy, I now have an insatiable thirst for Christ’s mercy.
It is not too late to join me on this journey through salvation history, learning more about Christ’s mercy. When you read this book, you will find the door to your own heart opening up to Christ’s mercy. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn more about the virtue of Mercy. Doors of Mercy is enlightening; written in a format for everyone to easily understand and grasp Christ’s message of Mercy. If you would like to get your own copy, click here.
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