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In recent years, Christians everywhere are rediscovering the Jewish roots of their faith. Every year at Easter time, many believers now celebrate Passover meals (known as Seders) seeking to understand exactly what happened at Jesus' final Passover, the night before he was crucified. Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist shines fresh light on the Last Supper by looking at it through Jewish eyes. Using his in-depth knowledge of the Bible and ancient Judaism, Dr. Brant Pitre answers questions such as:

  • What were the Jewish hopes for the Messiah?
  • What was Jesus' purpose in instituting the Eucharist during the feast of Passover?
  • And, most important of all, what did Jesus mean when he said, "This is my body...This is my blood"?

To answer these questions, Pitre explores ancient Jewish beliefs about the Passover of the Messiah, the miraculous manna from heaven, and the mysterious Bread of the Presence. As he shows, these three keys - the Passover, the manna, and the Bread of the Presence - have the power to unlock the original meaning of the Eucharistic words of Jesus. Along the way, Pitre also explains how Jesus united the Last Supper to his death on Good Friday and his Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Inspiring and informative, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist is a groundbreaking work that is sure to illuminate one of the greatest mysteries of the Christian faith: the mystery of Jesus' presence in "the breaking of the bread".

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Wow you're missing out

The author himself says "these are not exigetical novelties". Meaning these have been teachings since the beginning of the church of Christ. They're beautiful and stir a fire in your belly. And it's so sad that Protestant teachers don't even get close. I mean, not close at all.

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  • John
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • 06-14-17

Amazing yet again from Brant Pitre

What I love so much about this Scripture scholar is the sense of discovery within the typologies he references using Scripture and the early Church fathers. Just amazing. Brant teases out the real meanings of the Bible verses and their more obscure references to today's cultural self-centeredness by bringing out the traditional Jewish and ancient Christian understanding that is both old and new to readers. This is another keeper.

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This book is mind blowing. Awesome!

This book is amazing! It's very deep and I'm looking forward to listening to it a second time. I thought I understood the Eucharist fairly well and could defend it, but now I feel like I was only looking at one piece of a puzzle.

Most in depth book/resource on the Eucharist I've ever come across.

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Worth listening to twice.

Strengthened my faith. Opened the meaning of Scripture. God has a wonderful plan of redemption revealed in Scripture, beginning in Genesis.

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Absolutely astonishing

A great yet simple explanation of how indeed the Holy Eucharist is the fulfillment of Jewish Scripture but how there shall be no doubt it is the real presence of Jesus "until the end of times".

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Wonderful

Excellent book which thoroughly explores the Eucharist and Jesus' Jewish roots. Well written and nicely narrated.

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I LOVE IT, i go to daily Mass for the past eleven years. Now more than ever I run to receive my Jesus in the Eucharist.

This book is an eye opener. I am a catechist. I will be able to point the key paragraphs in the CCC and will be able to defend this Holy Truth.

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The Story leading up to the Last Supper

The narration for first rate. the book well written with references and logical conclusions. Comparing and analysis between the Old Testament and the events leading up to the Last Supper are spell binding.


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fantastic all around

I listened to this on a business trip, and like the disciples on the road with Jesus after the resurrection, my heart was burning within me. This book absolutely accomplishes what it sets out to do, and quite convincingly at that. I recommend this to anyone who wants to know more about the real presence of Christ, and the Jewish roots of the Eucharist. This book is simply fantastic. Excellent narration too.

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Christ, revealed in Word and Sacrament

Would you listen to Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist again? Why?

I will definitely listen to this book again because the truth about Christ found in these pages holds eternal reward for those who will receive the blessings that come through the Universal Church (which Jesus founded). In Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, the veil of ignorance of scripture is torn as students learn about Christ's the Logos, and His Apostolic/sacramental outpouring on earth.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Learning from Dr. Pitre is truly an encounter with Christ.

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  • 06-22-17

fantastic

superb book, very well written and easy to understand, highly recommend, a must have .