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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 just about Jesus—including Thomas, Barnabas, and Mary Magdalene—in order that will help you be aware of Christ higher and to consider the secret found in the Eucharist.

The scriptures are choked with common and not-so-familiar references to the Eucharist—including the narratives of the final Supper, Jesus calling himself the Bread of lifestyles, and the bills of the miracle of the loaves and fishes.

In Around the Table, you'll start to larger comprehend the mysteries of the Eucharist in a deeper manner throughout the eyes of Thomas, who used to be 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 valuable present 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 strong tale of Mary Magdalene’s crushing sorrow and exuberant pleasure on the demise and resurrection of Jesus.

R. Scott Hurd, senior director for management formation at Catholic Charities united states, is helping you find the that means of the sacrament in the course of the aid of news approximately those that followed Jesus in the course of his time on the earth. In each one bankruptcy, you’ll take where of a particular buddy, follower, or loved one of Jesus with the intention to be aware of him greater, think of scripture, and deepen your realizing of the Eucharistic secret we rejoice this present day. as well as those scripture-inspired tales, Hurd will give you instruments to steer your reading:

  • A biographical caricature of every biblical character
  • Questions for journaling, contemplation, or conversation
  • Scripture citations for reference and additional 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 knowing and deeper gratitude for this large present through which we're healed, bolstered, renewed, and challenged to develop into the loving folks God has created us to be.

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