What happens in communion? For centuries, theologians have debated that question. Leithart takes an intriguing look at the typological framework of sacramental theology in this concise collection of essays. He reveals the clues communion holds to the meaning of all creation and history, and skillfully blends technical theological discussions of theology with wonderfully meditative reading. 190 pages, softcover from Canon.
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Date:October 12, 2001
Several years ago I got into the habit of trying to read one book on the topic of the Lord's Supper as part of my preparation for Communion. Since we have only celebrated quarterly it hasn't been too difficult to dig up titles on the subject. Anyway, in preparing for Communion this Sunday I picked up Peter Leithart's 'Blessed are the hungry' which is mostly a collection of 3-5 page meditations. I give the book my highest recommendation. I would not hesitate to put it in the top 10 books I've ever read, not for its profundity, but for its perspective. You might not agree with everything he says, but I doubt that anyone could walk away from reading this little paperback book of meditations without having a perspective adjustment and agreater appreciation for God's revelation of Himself and themeans of grace He has blessed.