This book starts from two basic principles. First, that the Eucharist is not merely a source of grace, but, through its symbols, a living lesson in Christian living. Secondly, that we spontaneously approach the Eucharist in this way when we make Bible reading the source and summit of our meditation.
These two principles were the basis of teaching on the Eucharist in the early centuries of the Church and following them is therefore both a return to our roots and a way of getting in step with modern pedagogical theory.
Divided into two series of meditations - on the Eucharist as a living lesson, and on John, Chapter 5 - Eucharist as Word is a rewarding and readable book by the bestselling author of Your Word is a Light for my Steps (Veritas, 1996) and Meditating on the Mysteries (Veritas, 1997).
Michel De Verteuil
Fr Michel de Verteuil has been director of the lay apostolate in the Archdiocese of Port of Spain, Trinidad for the past 23 years. During this time he became interested in lectio divina, a method which he has helped to spread in the Caribbean, in Ireland, in Canada and by means of the Internet, throughout the world. He was rector of the Regional Seminary of the Caribbean for eight years, Provincial of the Holy Ghost Fathers in Trinidad for twelve years, Editor of the Catholic News of Trinidad and Tobago for ten years and is now Director of a Centre for Biblical Renewal.