Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Sacred Meal (The Ancient Practices Series) by Nora Gallagher

Book Description

The sacred meal that is part of our faith does more than connect us to the holy. It connects us to each other.

"I think Jesus wanted his disciples and everyone who came after him to remember what they had together. What they made together. What it meant to be together. How the things he wanted them to do could not be done alone. How the things he did could not have been done without them."

In her inimitable style of memoir and personal reflection, Nora Gallagher explores the beauty and mystery of this most fascinating of topics. Whether exploring the history of Christian Communion, taking us inside the workings of a soup kitchen or sharing times of joy and sadness with friends, the author reminds us what it means to partake of and be part of the body of Christ.

Includes foreword by Phyllis Tickle, general editor of The Ancient Practices Series.

My Review

I love reading anything that has to do with history so I was really looking forward to reading The Sacred Meal however, although it is well written, it is entirely about communion and since I am not Catholic, it was very hard for me to get through it. She writes of the different experiences she has had in communion and she also offered some advice to her readers however I can not agree or disagree in respect to communion but I will say this… I was not bored in her writing style.

When I agreed to write this review for Book Sneeze, I thought that this was more on the line of Jesus and the last supper.

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I was given a copy of this book for review purposes in exchange for my honest opinion.