Behold the Mystery: A Deeper Understanding of the Catholic Mass

· The Word Among Us Press
4 reviews

About this ebook

As Catholics, the Mass should be a mountaintop experience for us. Often, though, we go through the motions at Mass without an appreciation for what has really happened. Popular speaker and author Mark Hart helps Catholics move beyond the repetition and ritual to see the Mass for what it really is: a heavenly banquet, a wedding feast, in which heaven and earth meet. In his engaging style, Hart guides readers toward a deeper understanding of the Mass—its roots in the Jewish Sabbath, its sacrificial character, and its signs and symbols. As we are told to “go in peace,” he inspires us to see the Mass as a place to be nourished so that we can further Christ’s mission in the world. In the last part of the book, Hart provides pithy answers to frequently asked questions, such as “Why can’t I leave right after Communion?” or “Why did the words change?” Finally, Hart offers ten things we can do to get more out of Mass.

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4 reviews
Mike Potusek
September 5, 2014
Really enjoyed reading this and it has helped me to understand the Mass better, I am going to share this book with others
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David Gojar
July 12, 2020
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About the author

Mark Hart is executive vice president of Life Teen International as well as an award-winning author, popular speaker, and host of the XM Sirius Catholic radio show “Fired Up with Mark Hart.” Among his books is the best-selling The R Father: 14 Ways to Respond to the Lord’s Prayer (The Word Among Us Press, 2010). His weekly podcast and DVD Bible study resources have helped Catholics of all ages to read and study Scripture. He lives in Phoenix with his wife, Melanie, and their four children.

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