Drama with 5 male and 3 female characters. Father Sean Connally, an Irish, Roman Catholic priest, returns to Holy Contrition Catholic Parish, the parish of his youth, to come to a decision about his faith and ministry. Does he still have faith in God? Should he continue as a priest if he is doubting? To come to his decision, he must also come to issue with his feelings for his old flame, Peggy Keenan, a terrific woman who is still in love with him. His estranged father, Joseph Connally, an old, Irish-Catholic bartender with a unique perspective on life, becomes Sean's valued counselor. This is a genuine look at real people struggling with their faith.
Mary Morrissey, a happily married lawyer, has been keeping a secret about her older daughter from her husband, but when a man from her past, now a rising political star, contacts her, she is faced with a decision that could threaten her perfect life.
Steetwise, young "New York Globe" reporter Jennifer Brady determines to uncover the past of the young and handsome, rising union president, Tony Marco, who is about to be appointed by the governor to a special commission
World War II has finally come to an end and Berlin is in ruins. Nearly everything Margarethe von Stahle has sworn to protect has been lost. After being brutally abused by occupying Russian soldiers, Margarethe must rely on the kindness of her friends to survive. Fortunately, the American Army has brought her former protégé, Dr. Sarah Weber, back to Berlin. Slowly, Margarethe heals and begins to rebuild her life, but as she confronts painful events that occurred during the war, she must learn to forgive and be forgiven. Acts of Contrition is the fourth novel in the Passing Rites Series, which follows the aristocratic Stahle family through the 20th century. Set in Berlin during the aftermath of World War II, this book shows how survivors struggled with their guilt over the war and the evil perpetrated by the Nazi regime. It tells the inspiring story of how, despite sexual violence, crushing losses and grief, someone can be brought back from the brink by personal determination, friendship and love.
"Deathly" Daryl Malone, a mob enforcer on his death bed, tentatively teams up with a group of angels to right the many wrongs he has committed in his life. As Daryl's quest to redeem his soul intensifies, his curiosity of the angels and their sometimes seemingly psychotic motives thicken. It isn't long before Daryl realizes that the angels have their own hidden agenda, and they're ready to cross hell to reach it.
This book explores the central function of the concept "repentance" in the narrative structure and implied social world of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, and provides an excellent synthesis and analysis of the usage of "repent" and "repentance" in Classical, Hellenistic, Hellenistic Jewish, and early Christian literature. Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org)