Book Review: Catholic Update Guide to Communion

Catholic Update Guide to Communion

From the back cover description:

“What is Communion? Why did Jesus give us this extraordinary gift? How do we receive Communion? The Second Vatican Council described the eucharistic sacrifice as the ‘source and summit of all Christian life.’ Using the most current translation of the Roman Missal, our bestselling authors explain this great mystery.”

My comments:

For those of us who are well-versed in Church Teaching, many of the points in “Catholic Update Guide to Communion” are going to be a review of what we all ready know – and that’s a good thing. 🙂 It is good to go back and remind ourselves of the richness of our faith and the Sacraments, especially the gift of the Eucharist.

For those of us who are not well-versed in Church Teaching, the “Catholic Update to Communion” is the perfect “handbook” for being introduced to the profound gift of the Sacrament or the perfect supplement to a course of study on the Eucharist. As a matter of fact, I am planning on using this book as a supplement for helping my son prepare for his First Communion coming in April (2013).

Sprinkled throughout the book are reflection questions that help the reader dig deeper into their understanding and love of the Eucharistic. And I love the practical aspect of the book in the way the authors lay out how to receive Communion. They even explain, in a clear and direct way, why Catholics can not share communion with other non-Catholic Christians.

I give this book three (3) stars and will easily recommend this book to others.

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  1. What a good time to be sharing this, considering the readings the last few weeks!
    Kathleen Basi…recently posted…Back-To-School TakesMy Profile

  2. SimpleCatholic says

    I hadn’t thought about that, but you’re right, it is. 🙂

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