Everyone should read this book. ESPECIALLY Eucharist Minister.
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper by Brant Pitre
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist shines fresh light on the Last Supper by looking at it through Jewish eyes. Using his in-depth knowledge of the Bible and ancient Judaism, Dr. Brant Pitre answers questions such as: What was the Passover like at the time of Jesus? What were the Jewish hopes for the Messiah? What was Jesus' purpose in instituting the Eucharist during the feast of Passover? And, most important of all, what did Jesus mean when he said, "This is my body... This is my blood"?
To answer these questions, Pitre explores ancient Jewish beliefs about the Passover of the Messiah, the miraculous Manna from heaven, and the mysterious Bread of the Presence. As he shows, these three keys-the Passover, the Manna, and the Bread of the Presence-have the power to unlock the original meaning of the Eucharistic words of Jesus. Along the way, Pitre also explains how Jesus united the Last Supper to his death on Good Friday and his Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Inspiring and informative, "Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist" is a groundbreaking work that is sure to illuminate one of the greatest mysteries of the Christian faith: the mystery of Jesus' presence in "the breaking of the bread."
- Pages: 228
- Dimensions: 5.25" x 8"
- Forward by Dr. Scott Hahn
Dr. Brant Pitre
Great and powerful reading and learning so much about Jesus. This book brings one closer to Christ and gives a clear understanding as to who He is. Also, the book helped with our Eucharist Study.
This is an awesome book. I learned a whole lot and have a much deeper appreciation and understanding of the Eucharist, and the things that prefigured it. A joy to read!
Profound Biblical knowledge of the greatest mystery of our Catholic Faith.
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist (Paperback)
- Shines fresh light on the Last Supper by looking at it through Jewish eyes.
- Answers questions such as: what did Jesus mean when he said, "This is my body... This is my blood"?
- Dr. Brant Pitre is a Distinguished Research Professor of Scripture at the Augustine Institute, and he received his Ph.D. in Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity from the University of Notre Dame.
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