I'm Not Being Fed: Discovering the Food that Satisfies the Soul
In “I’m Not Being Fed!” Discovering the Food that Satisfies the Soul, Jeff Cavins explores the reasons why many Catholics do not seem to understand and appreciate the Holy Eucharist—and why some have even left the Church, saying that they simply weren’t being “fed” and that they longed for a more personal, “spiritually nourishing” relationship with Jesus.
In these pages, you will learn:
- What Catholics who have left the Church mean when they say they weren’t “being fed”
- How to respond to common objections to the Catholic faith
- Why Jesus invites us into a more personal, intimate relationship with him
- Why some Catholics don’t feel spiritually satisfied, even if they attend Mass
- How to help those who have left the Church embark on their journey home
Focusing on the clear biblical evidence for the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, Cavins points out that it is impossible to read the sixth chapter of John’s Gospel literally without recognizing that the Eucharist is more than just a “symbol” of God’s love. Rather, it is the very heart of Christianity, the only food that truly satisfies our souls.
Here Jeff Cavins succeeds in his quest to help readers understand how the Catholic Church truly feeds people with the Word of God and with the very body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus in the Eucharist. Whether they firmly believe the Church’s teaching on the Eucharist or have serious doubts, Cavins helps Catholics grow in their knowledge and love of the Eucharist and savor the feast Christ Himself sets before them at every Mass.
Fr. Terence Henry, TOR
President, Franciscan University of Steubenville
By weaving the personal with the historical, Cavins is at his best in describing the spiritual meaning of the Eucharist and in demonstrating the Truth that inheres in Catholicism.
William A. Donohue, Ph.D.
President, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
Submitted on 06-25-2012 Anonymous
Jeff Cavins does an excellent job of presenting clear teaching on the eucharist to both Catholics and non-Catholics as well (like me!) The book is easy to read even when discussing theological issues. It’s a great gift for friends or loved ones.
Submitted on 06-25-2012 Ben Crane
Jeff does a wonderful job explaining the eucharist from the teaching of the church fathers. A book highly reccomended is The Early Church Fathers by Mike Aquilina. I believe if more people knew the early church father teachings more people would return back to the one true church.
Submitted on 06-25-2012 William
This excellent book is both a very personable read and intellectually satisfying in its appreciation of the Catholic biblical and theological tradition. I heartily recommend it to anyone who wants to deepen their own appreciation of the Catholic faith. Other Chrisitans would also find it helpful in genuinely understanding the Catholic understanding of the eucharist as the true Body and Blood of Christ. Jeff Cavins exegesis on Johh’s Gospel, Chp 6, is especially relevant in that regard.
Submitted on 12-01-2007 Anonymous
I recently finished this book and found it to be extremely insightful! I don’t want to give away to much, but he talks about his faith journey and the scripture that led him to where he is today. Easy to read and very educational! You will not be sorry you purchased this book.