As long as sin is a state of being separated from God, then repentance will be the means of returning to God.
As long as sin is being opposed to God, or being unfaithful to Him, then repentance will be the means of reconciliation with God.
This book deals with these two subjects.
The first part of this book deals with two themes:
(1) Sin is being cut off from God: I gave two lectures on this subject in the Cathedral at Cairo in October 1976 and July 1979.
(2) The return to God: The three lectures which I gave on this theme, in the Cathedral, were entitled, 'Return to me and 1 will return to you' (August 1977), 'The return to God' (June 1980) and 'Returning to God' (July 1981).
The second part is about 'Reconciliation with God'
This is based on lectures which I gave in March 1975 and November 1976 in the Cathedral, along with two others, entitled, 'How can I be reconciled with God', given in November and December 1970. In addition to these is another lecture entitled, 'Sin is disloyalty', which was given during Holy Week in 1973.
This book is the fruit of these ten lectures.
Pope Shenouda III