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By R. Scott Hurd

Award-winning writer R. Scott Hurd employs the original and ingenious tales of fourteen biblical characters who have been on the subject of Jesus—including Thomas, Barnabas, and Mary Magdalene—in order that will help you comprehend Christ larger and to think about the secret found in the Eucharist.

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

In Around the Table, you'll start to greater comprehend the mysteries of the Eucharist in a deeper approach in the course of the eyes of Thomas, who used to be 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 valuable reward of forgiveness that the Eucharist brings with Matthew as he first meets Jesus at Capernaum. you will discover braveness to proportion the good news within the robust 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 reports approximately those that observed Jesus in the course of his time in the world. In each one bankruptcy, you’ll take where of a particular pal, follower, or loved one of Jesus which will comprehend him larger, give some thought to scripture, and deepen your knowing of the Eucharistic secret we rejoice this present day. as well as those scripture-inspired tales, Hurd provide you with instruments to steer your reading:

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


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

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