Around the Table: Retelling the Story of the Eucharist - download pdf or read online

By R. Scott Hurd

ISBN-10: 1594716552

ISBN-13: 9781594716553

Award-winning writer R. Scott Hurd employs the original and innovative tales of fourteen biblical characters who have been on the subject of Jesus—including Thomas, Barnabas, and Mary Magdalene—in order that can assist you understand Christ higher and to consider the secret found in the Eucharist.

The scriptures are full of commonly used and not-so-familiar references to the Eucharist—including the narratives of the final Supper, Jesus calling himself the Bread of lifestyles, and the bills of the miracle of the loaves and fishes.

In Around the Table, you are going to start to higher comprehend the mysteries of the Eucharist in a deeper manner during the eyes of Thomas, who was once with Jesus as he raised the widow’s son at Nain and Lazarus at Bethany. you are going to discover the Eucharist as a foretaste of heaven along Bartholomew within the top room and the dear reward of forgiveness that the Eucharist brings with Matthew as he first meets Jesus at Capernaum. you'll find braveness to proportion the excellent news within the strong tale of Mary Magdalene’s crushing sorrow and exuberant pleasure on the demise and resurrection of Jesus.

R. Scott Hurd, senior director for management formation at Catholic Charities united states, is helping you find the that means of the sacrament during the support of news approximately those that observed Jesus in the course of his time in the world. In each one bankruptcy, you’ll take where of a selected buddy, follower, or loved one of Jesus so that it will be aware of him larger, think of scripture, and deepen your realizing of the Eucharistic secret we have fun this day. as well as those scripture-inspired tales, Hurd offers you instruments to steer your reading:

  • A biographical comic strip of every biblical character
  • Questions for journaling, contemplation, or conversation
  • Scripture citations for reference and extra reading
  • A prayer to shut every one chapter


Hurd contains the culture of the Church and his personal lifelong fascination with the Eucharist that can assist you come to a richer figuring out and deeper gratitude for this great present in which we're healed, reinforced, renewed, and challenged to turn into the loving people God has created us to be.

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