Communion is a sacred meal and Nora Gallagher reminds us that it is something that needs to be practiced. Many of us might not think of Communion as something to be practiced in the same way we pray, fast, or read our Bibles. Communion, however, is one of the ancient Christian disciplines and Nora reminds us of the depth of communion and how it shapes our faith. Communion connects us to the presence of God in the world as we remember Christ's death burial and resurrection. It also connects to the body of Christ in a way that nothing else can. It makes all equal. All Christians are members of the body of Christ and all are invited to the table to partake of this meal no matter what situation of life you are in. The Sacred Meal reminds us of the unity that Communion brings and shows how the practice of Communion helps us grow and mature.
While this is not the best book I have read about communion, it is good. It is a good reminder of what happens at communion and how it affects the church. I enjoyed this book even though I though that she was a little out there at times. I would recommend this to anyone who has not spent much time thinking about the practice of communion. It is an easy read and a great book to get you thinking, but it is not an in depth study of Communion.
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