This is another book in the Ancient Practices Series that I have been reviewing for BookSneeze.
This series takes apart each of the different Christian practices in order to better understand what they are and why people perform them.
This book is on the Holy Communion. Throughout time, Christians have partaken in the Holy Communion. Most understand that it is representative of the blood of Christ and the body of Christ. However, many do not understand the whys or how’s of this. Nora Gallagher explains in very easy to understand language the history and beliefs behind this ancient practice.
Even though I am not a Christian, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It takes a look at the history of a people. And understanding a person’s belief system lends to understanding the person.
Plus I am able to see how many practices are very much like my own. And how many of the major religions are very much similar. Its just unfortunate that most people don’t want to see it.
So whether you are a Christian or just someone like me who loves to read about all different religions, this is a great read. You will definitely walk away with a new perspective.
I received this book free in exchange for my review. This did not influence my review in any way.
|The Sacred Meal: The Ancient Practices Series (9780849900921): Nora Gallagher, Phyllis Tickle: Books