The Sacred Meal: The Ancient Practices Series
By Nora Gallagher
This book on the Christian sacrament of communion seems a thoroughly researched topic, but the writing style could not keep my interest for very long periods of time.
In all fairness, if someone is looking for a more personal reflection on how communion has ministered to individuals, this book could be a good read. From my point of view, the personal recollections did little to either encourage me to continue on, or lead me to consider communion in the same manner as the authors.
Another point that needs to be shared is that I read an electronic book instead of the traditional. For a die hard like me, the electronic method, while convenient, is also lacking the personal touch of holding a book in your hand. Perhaps if I’d used an e-reader and not the pc it would have made a difference.
I do not see that I can give the authors a thumbs up on this one. But, like in any read, so much depends on format, mood, level of weariness and assorted exterior influences. Thus said, if you are interested in ancient practices, get the book. It was just not at all what I had anticipated.
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