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By R. Scott Hurd

ISBN-10: 1594716552

ISBN-13: 9781594716553

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

The scriptures are jam-packed with known and not-so-familiar references to the Eucharist—including the narratives of the final Supper, Jesus calling himself the Bread of lifestyles, and the money owed of the miracle of the loaves and fishes.

In Around the Table, you are going to start to larger comprehend the mysteries of the Eucharist in a deeper method in the course of the eyes of Thomas, who was once with Jesus as he raised the widow’s son at Nain and Lazarus at Bethany. you'll discover the Eucharist as a foretaste of heaven along Bartholomew within the higher room and the valuable reward of forgiveness that the Eucharist brings with Matthew as he first meets Jesus at Capernaum. you can find braveness to percentage the good news within the strong tale of Mary Magdalene’s crushing sorrow and exuberant pleasure on the dying 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 in the course of the aid of news approximately those that followed Jesus in the course of his time on the earth. In each one bankruptcy, you’ll take where of a selected pal, follower, or loved one of Jesus with a purpose to be aware of him greater, ponder scripture, and deepen your figuring out 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 caricature of every biblical character
  • Questions for journaling, contemplation, or conversation
  • Scripture citations for reference and extra reading
  • A prayer to shut each one chapter


Hurd comprises the culture of the Church and his personal lifelong fascination with the Eucharist that can assist you come to a richer realizing and deeper gratitude for this super present during which we're healed, bolstered, renewed, and challenged to develop into the loving people God has created us to be.

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