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By R. Scott Hurd

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

The scriptures are jam-packed with widespread and not-so-familiar references to the Eucharist—including the narratives of the final Supper, Jesus calling himself the Bread of existence, and the debts 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 means 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 higher room and the dear reward of forgiveness that the Eucharist brings with Matthew as he first meets Jesus at Capernaum. you will discover braveness to percentage the excellent 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 which means of the sacrament during the aid 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 friend of Jesus that allows you to comprehend him larger, examine scripture, and deepen your knowing of the Eucharistic secret we have fun this present 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 every one chapter


Hurd comprises 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 present in which we're healed, reinforced, renewed, and challenged to turn into the loving individuals God has created us to be.

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