A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

215. Purgatory: The Purifying Power of God's Healing Love by Marianne Lorraine Trouve, FSP

Sunday Christian Book Review

Purgatory: The Purifying Power of God's Healing Love by Marianne Lorraine Trouve, FSP

Rating: (3.5/5)

(US) - Out of Print

May 17, 1996, Pauline Books & Media, 31 pgs

Age: 16+

Purchased a secondhand copy from a garage sale.

The belief in Purgatory is one of the reasons I converted to Catholicism.  In fact, I always believed in it, in my heart, even when I was a Protestant.  A God who only had prepared a Heaven for the holy and Hell for those who chose not to accept the Light didn't seem "right".  What about those who deserve Heaven but didn't make it to holiness on earth?  I knew God must have the answer to this, only I had to find it and indeed I did.  This little booklet is not exactly the most well-written piece of literature and is somewhat dry but it very concisely, with a good dose of quotes from scripture tells you what Purgatory is, what it is for, where it is in Scripture, why it must be real, the beauty of it and rebuttals to the top three objections given by Protestants.  Finally, the book ends with several prayers for the dead.  Quite a lot of territory covered in this little package!

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