Some books hit my “must read” list without much scrutiny or decision-making. Such is the case for any book carrying Scott Hahn’s name. I haven’t yet read Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church, but I already know I’m going to love it when my copy arrives. And the good news is that to celebrate the launch of Dr. Hahn’s latest, we’re giving away a copy to our readers! Be sure to leave a comment at the end of this post to enter to win.
Consuming the Word looks to be a true primer for our role in the New Evangelization. At a time when each of us are called into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ — truly present in the Eucharist — a book like this reinforces not only our knowledge of but indeed our relationship with God’s word in sacred scripture.
I’ll share the press release for this great book below and invite you to join me in enjoying Consuming the Word.
Examining the Roots of Biblical Vocabulary
Why Reading Scripture through the Lens of the Early Church is Necessary for Evangelizing in a Modern World
Colorado Springs, Colorado — Whether you believe that God is speaking in Scripture or not, you are not going to understand fully what the human writers of the Bible intended to convey unless you read their writings on their own terms.
In Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church (May 28, 2013, Image Books), Dr. Scott Hahn examines some of Christianity’s most basic terms and what they meant to the sacred authors, the apostolic preachers, and their first hearers.
At a time when the Church is embarking on a New Evangelization, Hahn shows us that if we read the Scriptures “in the Spirit in which they were written,” as the Church tells us we must, their religious meaning grows deeper and larger.
“Anyone acquainted with the rich body of writing that flows so inspiringly from the hand and heart of Dr. Hahn knows that he brings profound personal insight to his demonstrated theological expertise,” writes Cardinal Donald Wuerl in the foreword to the book. “Consuming the Word continues in that illustrious tradition. It brings us a powerful and welcome guide as we take our place in the great and challenging work in sharing the Good News.”
We’re giving away one copy of Consuming the Word courtesy of the book’s publisher Image. To enter to win, leave a comment below by midnight Pacific on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. One winner will be randomly selected to receive a free copy of this book.
Copyright 2013 Lisa M. Hendey