A master theologian offers inspiring insights into the mystery of Christ's presence in our lives. As festive as the film Babette's Feast and as profound as the work of Ronald Knox, this fresh look at the Eucharist brings to light the spiritual meaning of meal, sacrifice, and real presence in our lives.
©2008 Robert Barron (P)2009 St. Anthony Messenger Press
Father Barron reads his own book, and that's a very good thing for the listener - he is a gifted speaker and preacher, and in addition, being the author, he also knows which words are emphasized, where the tone should be humorous or wry or serious.
The material is never dramatized, but it is never dry or boring - I was enthralled throughout the four hour reading.
I had a fairly good layman's understanding of the Eucharist, but this book has gone far beyond what I knew and has added greatly to my understanding.
At several points I was moved to tears of gratefulness to our good God, who has provided for us forever, who has not left us orphans. Only God could conceive this sacramental system. No human mind could have ever imagined such a perfectly beautiful, perfectly fitting, perfectly sustaining way to be "God with us" until the world ends. How awesome is our God!
This book is not only theological and apologetic, it is full of scripture quotations and poetry and artfully painted word pictures. You don't have to be a theologian to understand it. From beginning to end, the book shows how salvation history has always pointed to Jesus Christ in the Eucharist as God's plan for sustaining us until He returns.
I would recommend it to anyone who would like to deepen their understanding of the Most Blessed Sacrament or increase their love for God.
You can never learn enough about the Eucharist. I have read and listen to numerous book on the subject. I always learn something new. This book is good for the lifelong Catholic or someone just wanting to know about the faith.
Father is a font of Knowledge
He is very easy to understand yet very profound
He is very current yet very orthodox. He is a gift to the people of the Catholic Church.
I listen in my car but I did want to keep driving...
Highest rating for anything by Father Barron
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