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

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

by Edward Sri

As Catholics, the Mass is the center of our Faith. We celebrate it every day. We know all the responses. We know all the gestures. But do we know what it all means?

In A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, Dr. Edward Sri takes us on a unique tour of the Liturgy. Based on the revised translation of the Mass, this book explores the biblical roots of the words and gestures we experience in the Liturgy and explains their profound significance. This intriguing look at the Mass is sure to renew your faith and deepen your devotion to the Eucharist.

This book is used as the text for A Biblical Walk Through the Mass Study Program, but it may also be purchased separately at steep bulk discounts. For those not able to attend a study, this is a perfect resource for catechesis on the deep riches of the Mass.

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(based upon 8 reviews)

Very good introduction to both the Mass and the new English translation
Submitted on 06-25-2012

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 more 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 Mass to more people. While doing this it touches on how the new translation effects the Mass and explains why the new translation is better and exactly how it more descriptive of the spiritual realities going on at Mass.
I found it to be a good read in that it helped me focus better on different parts of the Mass and give more meaning to parts of the liturgy I had not concentrated as much on before. The audience for this book I judge to be fairly wide and an exception introduction to the Mass for teens and above. Perfect for RCIA and others forms of formation.
The review book I received came with a short booklet that answers questions on the new translation and provides a nice cheat sheet of changes.

Priceless Treasure for EVERYONE
Submitted on 06-25-2012

This book is such a treasure! It is exactly what I’ve been looking for, a readable book with history of the Mass. Plus, it incorporates the new English translation! Dr. Sri has such insight, and uses great biblical references (hence the name). I would recommend this to any Catholic, any non-catholic Christian, any historian, anyone with Jewish background, anyone! Very readable, very very good. My church offered a study with this book, workbook and “cheat sheet” for the lay person on the changes to the Mass this Advent 2011. It was a wonderful priceless study, and I hope it is being taken advantage of at your church!!

Excellent overview
Submitted on 06-25-2012

My parish used this book in a class, so I spent a week on each chapter, and it was really rewarding. The Bible verses weren’t simply there for color, or stretched out of context – they really did support the author’s points. Having read the book makes Mass attendance more rewarding, as some of the information I already knew from attending Catholic school, but not even close to all of it, and it also added inspiration for when my CCD class covered the Mass.

This book is fabulous
Submitted on 06-25-2012

I have read this book cover-to-cover while also studying the Biblical basis of the Holy Mass with the DVD series by Dr. Edward Sri. EVERYONE should study the Holy Mass; this book is much better than another one I was reading concurrently. If you learn about the Mass, you won’t want to live a day without it!

Biblical-Roots of the Mass
Submitted on 06-25-2012

Is the Mass Biblical? Trace the roots of Mass from Jesus to present day practice. Why do Catholics celebrate Jesus resurrection everyday? Find out what Jesus commanded of His followers. confirm Biblical TRUTH. worth the read for those who “think” they already understand. Seek and Find.

A Must
Submitted on 06-25-2012

Every Catholic should take this course to learn the true meaning of the Mass. A great easy to read book. It doesn’t matter in what level you are in your spiritual journey.

Fantastic book
Submitted on 05-04-2012

This is an excellent book. It is quite an easy read, but I was amazed at the depth. The book very nicely explains every aspect of the mass, the prayers, gestures and provides good historical and scriptural background. I loved reading it. Makes the Mass so much more meaningful now. I totally recommend it for all Catholics to better understand and participate in the Mass.

Every Catholic Should Read This
Submitted on 09-04-2011

This book truly brings out the fullness of the Mass and the richness of the symbolism in it. The Biblical evidence for each part of the Mass is explained well and the chapters are easy to digest. There’s not a lot of philosophy/theology here, just a practical analysis of what happens at each part of the Mass.
I highly recommend this to every practicing Catholic. Attending Mass on Sunday is one thing, experiencing it in the light of this work is another. It has brought personal focus for me and now I can experience the Mass in a whole new way.

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