The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series E–pub Free


  • Hardcover
  • 143
  • The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series
  • Nora Gallagher
  • English
  • 15 March 2018
  • 9780849900921

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review The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook free read The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series Part of the body of ChristThe Ancient Practices is an eight book series with staggered releases through February 2010 Though various books have covered some of these spiritual disciplines there has never been an attempt at a definitive series until now Immensely compelling and readable each classic book features a foreword by Phyllis Tickle the general editor. I rarely pay full cover price for a book Some of my book cost me nothing They are either gifts from family and friends or Christian publishers and promotional agencies send them to me I look for books on closeout or clearance The closest I ever pay to cover price is when I order a book from comA few months ago I picked up a copy of The Sacred Meal 2009 Thomas Nelson by Nora Gallagher on sale somewhere It is part of Thomas Nelson s The Ancient Practices Series Obviously it is about the Christian practice known as Communion or the Lord s SupperI truly love the practice of Communion I think this is a practice that most Protestants do not take seriously enough Most do not participate often enough to say they practice CommunionI am planning a sermon on Communion in a couple of weeks so I thought it would be helpful to give this a uick read I was wrongThe Sacred Meal is a uick and easy read and Gallagher is a wonderful writer The book is less than 140 pages and incredibly readable Any problems with the book are strictly with its contents It is incredibly bad theology well writtenGallagher is an Episcopalian trained for the priesthood who chose to not become a priest For the sake of this review I ll reserve comments about what roles women should biblically play in ministry In her local congregation she has the role of a Lay Eucharistic Minister Again I will choose not to comment on the particulars of the composition of the elements of Communion bread and wine or juice in the differing denominations Suffice it to say referring to it as the Eucharist means somethingOne of my biggest issues with the book is that Gallagher rarely referred to the root of the practice of Communion namely the last Passover meal Jesus shared with his disciples How is it possible to gain insight into the practice and avoid its historyIn relation to Communion Gallagher referenced the wedding at Cana and the feeding of the five thousand as Communion stories but not the actual last supper I found that very confusingThe other frustrating thing about this book is the constant social references I agree that we live in a consumption driven culture often even in the church But everything in the Bible is not intended to be primarily about changing culture and society Culture and society are changed when the hearts of individuals are changed and they are renewing their minds through the work of the Holy Spirit Somehow the story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah made it into a book about Communion I am still not sure how that happenedThere are many versions of why they were eventually destroyed Prevalent among them are sadistic cruelty to beggars and visitors murder greed Jewish commentaries affirm that the Sodomites committed terrible and repeated economic crimes against each other and outsiders including rape both homosexual and heterosexual page 31That uote was pulled from a chapter called Waiting about waiting in line to receive Communion in her churchIn my opinion your time should not be wasted with this book The writing is truly beautiful and artistic The subject of Communion was almost completely avoided at least from a biblical perspective

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The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series

review The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook free read The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series The sacred meal that is part of our faith does 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 d. I ve made it a goal to someday finish all the books in this series It won t really be that difficult because they ve seemed to be pretty easy to read thus far I picked up this one because it has been a subject matter that has recently come up among my study of church history as well as in conversations we ve been having in our campus ministry Overall am I thankful I read this book Yes Is this the book I was looking for to unpack and explore all of the history and varying interpretations of the Eucharist or whatever else you d like to call it No In fact there were a couple of times while reading this book where I found myself thinking This doesn t seem to have much to do with what she s claiming to be writing about Yet just when I was close to writing off the book as a whole I stumbled across gems throughout that made the read beneficial and enjoyable If you had to pick only one book to read about the Eucharist I would probably look elsewhere where I don t have an answer as of yet for you However if you have the freedom and desire to read multiple books on the subject I would encourage you to throw this one in the mix It wasn t AS edifying as Scot McKnight s contribution in the series the book on fasting but with the difference in style from most writers writing on such a subject and the poetic flair used throughout this book is sure to at least help you rest some from the rigors of theological study while continuing on the journey

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review The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook free read The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series One without themIn 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. Although I knew from the jacket copy that The Sacred Meal would be in large part a personal meditation on the meaning of communion I was expecting than I found There is very little on the history of communion the different interpretations of its meaning or the myriad ways in which it is celebrated in different faith traditions While there were some references to Scripture they were rare and not considered in depth Gallagher has a pleasant enough voice so her personal anecdotes of communion experiences were welcome but they would have been far effective as part of a detailed and comprehensive examination of the practice


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    The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series E–pub Free The Sacred Meal wasn't a bad book I think it's a bit too touchy feely for me There's not enough research history academics It seems like a book of someone's reflection over Communion Nothing wrong with that at all But I was really hoping for something with depth

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    summary ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Nora Gallagher Nora Gallagher ↠ 0 read & download The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series E–pub Free The Eucharist or Lord’s Supper is central to the Christian faith and to some traditions it’s central than in others For Protestants it is

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    The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series E–pub Free I've made it a goal to someday finish all the books in this series It won't really be that difficult because they've seemed to be pretty easy to read thus far I picked up this one because it has been a subject matter that has recently come up among my study of church history as well as in conversations we've been having i

  4. says: summary ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Nora Gallagher Nora Gallagher ↠ 0 read & download free read The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series

    The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series E–pub Free Although I knew from the jacket copy that The Sacred Meal would be in large part a personal meditation on the meaning of communion I was expecting than I found There is very little on the history of communion the different interpretations of its meaning or the myriad ways in which it is celebrated in different f

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    free read The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series Nora Gallagher ↠ 0 read & download The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series E–pub Free I loved this book What I most appreciated was her fresh honest perspective on the Eucharist

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    The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series E–pub Free Nora Gallagher ↠ 0 read & download summary ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Nora Gallagher I received this book as a review copy from the publisherThis book is part of a series exploring traditional spiritual disciplines However it's not about the historical or Biblical view of the Holy Communion since the author doesn't believe that the Bible is accurate or that the Christian religion is true So the book is a memoir abou

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    free read The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series summary ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Nora Gallagher Nora Gallagher ↠ 0 read & download I found Gallagher's book simultaneously illuminating and infuriating To start on a positive note Gallagher definitely has a gift for writing I'm used to reading fat books by scholars on this subject but Gallagher brings a lot of wit and earthy wisdom to this topic And I'll certainly agree that the scholars have muddied the waters uite a bit Jesus told us to do something really simple but we've managed to fragment this sacrament o

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    The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series E–pub Free Nora Gallagher ↠ 0 read & download free read The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series I rarely pay full cover price for a book Some of my book cost me nothing They are either gifts from family and friends or Christian publishers and promotional agencies send them to me I look for books on closeout or clearance The cl

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    summary ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Nora Gallagher The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series E–pub Free The Sacred Meal by Nora Gallagher is an essay on the practice of Communion also called the Eucharist in the Christian church This boo

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    The Sacred Meal The Ancient Practices Series E–pub Free The Sacred Meal is not a treatise on the sacrament of Eucharist nor is it a theological lesson on the Last Supper It is simply one humble woman sharing her personal experiences remembrances and revelations on the practice we call CommunionNora Gallagher makes no attempt to use scholarly terms or confusing defin

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