David B. Nixon

Columbus, Ohio
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  • Consuming the Word

  • The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church
  • By: Scott Hahn
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 88

Long before the New Testament was a document, it was a sacrament. Jesus called the Eucharist by the name Christians subsequently gave to the latter books of the Holy Bible. It was the "New Covenant," the "New Testament," in his blood. Christians later extended the phrase to cover the books produced by the apostles and their companions; but they did so because these were the books that could be read at Mass.

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  • Concise and clear

  • By David B. Nixon on 01-08-16

Concise and clear

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Reviewed: 01-08-16

Would you listen to Consuming the Word again? Why?

I will listen to "Consuming the Word" again. As a student of the author, I find this book to be a concise explication of the relationship between the Word and the Eucharist.

What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

Mr. Runnette's rendering of the text is gentle and reverent. I found his tone to be relaxing and, in some sense, he seems to withdraw himself and let the text speak for itself - an art in and of itself. Mr. Runnette's voice, cadence and inflection are ideal for spiritual and theological books. I hope to encounter him again through the recorded word.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It is one of the few books which upon finishing made me want to go back to the beginning and start over again.

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