A Time to Heal is a much-needed resource for those who administer to the spiritual needs of the sick and homebound. This collection of prayer services follows the Church year from Advent through Christmas to Lent, Eastertide, and Pentecost, with provisions for solemnities and selected feasts. Its various self-contained services include such special themes as thanksgiving and hope. An appendix provides the rite for the administration of the Eucharist outside of the Mass. Although suitable for use by ministers of the Eucharist, A Time to Heal is also a useful resource for hospital and nursing home chaplains, staff members, and visitors. A separate index of petitions and prayers for the sick makes this book adaptable to that purpose. Its compact size fits both pocket and purse and its clear presentation make this a practical tool for many different circumstances.