Healing Promises: The Essential Guide to the Sacred Heart {Book Review}

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Equipping Catholic Families with…Book DeBriefs is a series of book reviews on awesome Catholic books published by Franciscan Media* and its imprint Servant Books, both offering excellent spiritual reading to boost prayer life, devotion and Faith.

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Healing Promises: The Essential Guide to the Sacred Heart by Anne Costa

Healing Promises

Right about the time of the Feast of the Sacred Heart (back in June!), I received this book from Franciscan Media*. I really enjoyed reading it but I’m only getting to post my review now!

I was a little bit familiar with the devotion as our family did the Enthronement to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary  back in 2014 as part of our 20th Anniversary, but this book really is the Essential Guide to the Devotion of the Sacred Heart!

Enthronement to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart

The first part of Healing Promises: The Essential Guide to the Sacred Heart by Anne Costa explains the history and foundation of the Sacred Heart Devotion.

The second part explains other elements of the Devotion including the prayer, the Eucharist and the Feast Day and it shows how the devotions of the Sacred Heart, the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Divine Mercy relate to each other.

The third part of the book explains the twelve promises that Jesus presented to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque for all those who are devoted and consecrated to the Sacred Heart.

“Heart Notes” are included to offer additional reflection prompts and practical ways to practice the Devotion.

The Appendix includes all the information you need about the Enthronement to the Sacred Heart, as well as prayers and affiliated organizations and apostolates.

Sacred Heart Immaculate Heart

I really like the straight-forward explanations of the Devotion and the definitive history described with quotes from the saints. The “Heart Notes” help the reader to reflect on and relate to the experience of the Devotion, with personal stories, prompting reflections and heartfelt prayers.

For those of us who are familiar with the Sacred Heart of Jesus image and devotion thanks to a faith-filled Grandma and her love for the image of the Sacred Heart, this is an excellent resource to dig deeper and foster this devotion within our own lives. For those who are new to the Sacred Heart of Jesus devotion, this book offers an all-inclusive introduction that will surely inspire them and deepen their Spiritual Life and personal relationship with Jesus.

*I have received these books in exchange for my honest review.

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