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A Biblical Walk Through the Mass: Understanding What We Say and Do In The Liturgy

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  • Title: A Biblical Walk Through the Mass: Understanding What We Say and Do In The Liturgy
  • Author: Edward Sri
  • ISBN: 9781935940005
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback

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A Biblical Walk Through the Mass: Understanding What We Say and Do In The Liturgy

About "Edward Sri"

  1. Edward Sri

    Dr Edward Sri is a nationally known speaker on Scripture and Catholicism and the author of several best selling books Besides teaching at the Augustine Institute, Sri is a visiting professor at Benedictine College and a contributor to the popular apologetics series, Catholic for a Reason Sri is also a founding leader with Curtis Martin of FOCUS Fellowship of Catholic University Students.He also is the creator and host of a new 18 part video series on the Catholic faith for parish adult faith formation called Symbolon Augustine Institute , and he serves the general editor of a Opening the Word Journey through the Sunday Readings Augustine Institute.Dr Sri leads pilgrimages to Rome and the Holy Land for lay people each year.He resides with his wife Elizabeth and their six children in Littleton, Colorado.EducationSTD, Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas Rome STL, Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas Rome MA, Franciscan University of Steubenville

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  1. As a cradle Catholic who attended Catholic school you wouldn t think I d find this book worthwhile But you d be wrong Edward Sri brings you step by step through the Mass and explains the biblical basis for all the parts of the Mass He also explains the recent change in language and how it closely represents the original Latin No one likes change and I have struggled a bit with the new verbiage but this book gave me a greater appreciation for the changes.We get so accustom to the routine of the [...]


  2. ter reading this book I will never see or experience the Holy Mass the same again it educates the reader the significance of each part of the Mass based on its Biblical roots


  3. Lead us not into temptation This petition is not so much a prayer to avoid all trials and temptations in life The biblical words express a request that God not allow us to enter into temptation in the sense of giving in to it It is a prayer that God would strengthen us to overcome the temptations we face Pope Benedict XVI taught that in this petition, it is as if we are saying to God, I know that I need trials so that my nature can be purified When you decide to send me those trials then please [...]


  4. A Biblical Walk Through the Mass Understanding What We Say and Do In The Liturgy is a new book by Edward Sri that does dual duty as both an overview of the Mass and a introduction to new English translation of the Mass.There are a lot of books on the Mass and most of them concentrate of the Liturgy of the Eucharist or focus on the mass via some lens This book is general in that it goes through each part of the Mass and gives a solid overview and touching on theology in a way that will open the [...]


  5. I thought I d have to endure this book, and I started it because I m fascinated with the upcoming changes in the Roman missal Having heard the author interviewed, I had hopes, but nothing prepared me for the passion and beauty of this book Sri writes with a tenderness about the Mass and reminded me of what I so love about the Eucharist Behind the facts contained in this book is the deep water of true love for Jesus Highly recommended.


  6. Finished this back in September when I was preparing for our parish education program for the implementation New Roman Missal Enjoyed it very much Have actually read some parts of it several times and consider it a valuable resource Dr Sri knows Sacred Scripture and taught me a lot The DVD series which goes along with it is also excellent.


  7. As a 31 year old cradle Catholic, I ve attended Mass at least 1500 times I ve found myself like a fish in water I don t notice so much of what s happening around me during Mass After reading this book, I now can t miss powerful phrases like we dare to say preceding the Our Father From my schoolyard days til now, one has ever dared me to say this prayer, but this book explains why this prayer was such a bold statement for the time Claiming adoption as Children of God, through brotherhood with Jes [...]


  8. If you ever wanted to understand or better appreciate the beauty of Catholic Mass, this short book is for you The author guides you through Mass, linking each step to The Bible, the practices of early Christian communities, and the life and saving mission of Jesus You ll see the Mass as a memorial, a reenactment, and a shared experience with all Christians living and passed, while learning the interesting background for each prayer and rite Highly recommended, if you are interested.


  9. This book was so interesting It takes every single thing spoken in the mass and explains why we Catholics say and do what we say and do, connecting all of it back to the Bible or to ancient Jewish culture If you re interested at all in the way Mass is celebrated, give this a read Believer or not.


  10. An eye opening look at what many lifelong Catholics take for granted It explores the biblical significance of all the major components that comprise the Mass and its importance to our spiritual well being.


  11. WonderfulThis book is a wonderful walk through the Mass that all Catholics should read It explains in depth everything said and done in the Mass I willBe reading this book several times to find all the rich nuggets it has to offer.


  12. THE MASSAS A WANT TO BE CATHOLIC THIS BOOK EXPLAINED THE MASS IN A WAY THAT HAS IMPROVED MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE MASS AND THE CATHOLIC FAITH THANK YOU


  13. A very easy to read walk through of the mass that provides profound new appreciation of the Eucharistic Celebration



  14. I really enjoyed reading this book I was born and raised Catholic, and I still learned a lot from this book It gave explanations for things that I always saw and experienced during Mass, but maybe never knew the explanation for why we do some of the things we do It was interesting and informative and I felt that I attended Mass with a new eye after reading this.


  15. Dr Edward Sri is a popularizer unfortunately, popularizers are far dangerous than acedemic theologians.The Mass is absolutely, fundamentally, undeniably a holy sacrifice It is true that it is also a gathering, a reception of Christ, a wedding banquet but it is all these things as a sacrifice That is to say, the Mass is a Sacrificial gathering a Sacrificial reception of Christ a Sacrificial wedding banquet Dr Sri certainly does not deny that the Mass is a sacrifice, but his presentation of this [...]


  16. This was the text book for a class I recently took at my Church It was very informative and certainly helps you to look at the Mass with fresh eyes I read it on the eve of the upcoming changes to the Mass, which are intended to return to a close interpretation of the Latin Mass Edward Sri is a learned and insightful author, though I must say that, having viewed the companion DVD, he is a dynamic speaker than writer Still, his style is captivating and serves to educate in a way that is accessib [...]


  17. This book and the accompanying workbook and DVDs are the materials for a six week study of the new translation from Latin into English of the Roman Missal that my parish is doing to get us ready for its implementation on November 27, 2011 We have learned so much not only about the new translations of the prayers, but also about the Biblical roots of so many parts of the Mass that we see and do Sunday after Sunday, but maybe didn t always know why All of the materials are interesting, informative [...]


  18. A wonderful book that breaks down the meaning of every prayer and gesture in the holy mass and offers insight into the mysteries of faith The book also highlights the similarities in the Old and New Testament, namely stating according to St Augustine how God brought it about that the New should be hidden in the Old and that the Old should be manifest in the New For, although Christ founded the New Covenant in his bloodill the books of the Old Testament, all of them caught up into the Gospel mess [...]


  19. So far it is a clear, easy read I haven t had any big AHA moments, but I m not a beginner in my faith studies Some things are presented in a little different perspective that I ve discovered yet I really like having reference sources of the Mass laid out so they will be quick to find again if I forget something It is a great book to read if you haven t thought about your faith as an adult and it is a great book to have on the shelf next to the Bible and Catechism for quick reference.Big plus is [...]


  20. I would put this book in the primer category than an in depth study This simple book is updated to the new translation and is a piece by piece walk through of the Mass Each action and prayer are discussed and the scriptural roots described and cited Clear and concise, but not without substance It is an excellent first step for the cradle Catholic who takes things for granted and a nice resource if someone makes a simple and common objection to the liturgy with its ritual from some of our Christ [...]


  21. Truly an incredible and insightful look into why and what we do at mass Mr Sri is very articulate yet concise in his explanations, and it was a true pleasure to use his book as a stepping stone into a scriptural study Although I have only been Catholic for a little over a year now, Mr Sri really helped me to see what was going on with a new set of eyes I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the mass, or those who would like to see of a biblical scriptural basis [...]


  22. Though obviously directed at Catholics I m not , this is probably the book I ve been after since I attended my first mass Dr Sri has written a short, direct and heartfelt explanation that highlights the debt owed to the traditions and theology of biblical Iron Age and first century Judaism He also wields the extra biblical writings of early Christians with good effect Thank goodness for introductions as solid and sincere as this one.


  23. A must read for Catholics who want a deeper understanding of the mass This book explains the biblical foundations of the mass, in great detail If you would like to learn about why we celebrate the liturgy the way we do, read this book If you are not Catholic, but want to understand the Catholic mass better, this book is a great way to do so I highly recommend A Biblical Walk Through the Mass.


  24. I am starting this book on January 8, 2011, as preparation for implementing the new translation of the Mass starting this coming Advent I hope to use the insights in this book to help clearly explain the changes that are coming to my parishioners I also hope to include a section of my podcast Catholic Creativity to these explanations Excellent review of the Mass, incorporating the new translations Wonderful insights Highly recommended


  25. This was definitely a quick read At the same time, holds a lot of information and does a great job of providing biblical context to each part of the mass I would suggest it for any cradle Catholic that has not spent much time in adult formation, or any non Catholic wanting to learn about Catholic worship.Recommended.


  26. An excellent walk through the biblical roots of the mass However, footnotes are scattered, and there is not enough discussion about how The mass changed over time I also wish that there had been a stronger conclusion, as the book ends very abruptly, with no real clear summary of findings or ways to further study the subject.


  27. Excellent I like the fast pace of this book a very no nonsense, no extra stuff, approach Every Catholic needs a boost like this occasionally, to remind us of the profundity of our faith, and the awesomeness of the Mass I highly recommend this for anyone who wants a basic skin and bones outline of what the Mass really means Oh, and it s a quick read too Only 148 pages


  28. Great book that walks the reader through what each stage of Mass is really about and the origins of those stages After reading this book, I view Mass in a completely different light and have found a new appreciation and reverence for Mass I would recommend this book to any Catholic, no matter how long they have been a practitioner of this faith new and old.


  29. This book is especially helpful to Catholics who want to understand the Mass from a biblical perspective It s most profitable to read it while participating in the group study series built around the text I recently led a group through the series, and everyone from first time to highly experienced Bible study participants learned a lot and deepened their appreciation for the liturgy.


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