HEART OF THE REDEEMER examines the doctrinal roots of the devotion to the Sacred Heart in Scripture and in the Apostolic and Patristic ages; charts its growth and development through the Middle Ages; explains the enormous contribution of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque; and unfolds the teachings of the Papal Magisterium on the Sacred Heart, including Vatican II and St. John Paul II. Devotion to the Sacred Heart is intimately linked to our response in love to the Eucharistic Christ. It lies at the core of Catholic spiritual life. Years of research have produced a one volume synthesis of how this devotion has developed. The result is a moving overview of how the love for Jesus Christ has grown in the hearts of the Faithful from Calvary to today. Paper.