Reviews of Sacraments Books
"This is one of those rare books which, although only 50-odd pages, addresses a serious question with such originality and persuasiveness that it will make the reader re-think and possibly change his mode of liturgical behaviour. The question addressed by Bishop Schneider, auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Karaganda, in Kazakhstan, is: what is the appropriate way to receive Our Lord in Communion; should it be standing and in the hand or kneeling and on the tongue?"
"When a protestant biblical scholar becomes a Catholic, the result can be electric: the language of the Bible, its stories and dramatic sequences are seen in a new, revelatory light; the water of sola Scriptura has been mixed with the red wine of the Church’s sacramental life."
"This book is subtitled ‘The healing power of Confession’ and might be useful reading for Advent, in preparation for the great feast of Christmas. Its author, one of an influential group of former Protestant pastors in the US who have now ‘come home’, brings all the zeal and enthusiasm of his Bible-reading early life to the cause of Catholic theology. This is the latest in a long list of books and tapes which he has produced as a wake-up call to Catholics, particularly those who have a deep-rooted objection to rocking their faith by actively incorporating it into their daily lives."
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