Explore the profound theology of sacred meal, sacrifice, and Real Presence in Word on Fire’s latest book.
[Irving, TX] – Catholics are more and more reporting a decrease in belief about the Eucharist. Many no longer believe in Christ’s real and true presence, and some understand the Mass as merely a gathering of individuals in collective fond remembrance. However, “Eucharist,” a book by Bishop Robert Barron being republished as a new and beautifully designed second edition by Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, seeks to clarify the strange and beautiful truth of what is made present on the altar, and what the faithful dare to receive into their bodies and souls.
Bishop Barron, Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and founder of Word on Fire, proposes a threefold analysis of the Eucharist as sacred meal, sacrifice, and Real Presence—distinct but tightly interwoven motifs grounded in Scripture. He draws readers into the profound truth flowing out of Jesus’ words at the Last Supper: “Take, eat; this is my body. . . . Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant.”
Word on Fire’s second edition of “Eucharist” includes a comprehensive bibliography, helpful index, and accessible notes, all encased in a handsome hardcover with dust jacket.
Catholics and Christians of all traditions will learn from this insightful cultural, historical, and philosophical analysis of Holy Communion. Interested readers can learn more about “Eucharist” at https://books.wordonfire.org/eucharist.
Word on Fire Catholic Ministries (wordonfire.org) exists to support the evangelization efforts of Bishop Robert Barron by drawing people into the Body of Christ, which is the Church, and thereby giving them access to all the gifts that Jesus wants his people to enjoy. To be most effective in this mission, Word on Fire places an emphasis and urgency on the use of contemporary forms of media and innovative communication technologies.
FOR RELEASE ON: 07/28/2021
Word on Fire Catholic Ministries