Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Simply Terrific Book About The Eucharist

I really loved Jesus and The Jewish Roots of the Eucharist by Brant Pitre. Read my review at the Patheos book club to find out why it made me say, "For I was blind but now I see ..."

You can read Chapter One here.

An author interview is here.


  1. Tante Léonie2/15/11, 12:13 PM

    Julie! How did I miss the fact that you are having a book published next month??????!!!!!!!!

    Have you been keeping it a secret from you readers, or I have I been totally out of it?

  2. I haven't been mentioning it. :-)

    I think it is so boring to show up at a blog and find constant references to the book someone is working on or what stage it is at, etc.

    But, yes, it comes out in April and is a set of quotes (a la Well Said or Lagniappe) with my essays/commentary on them. 149 of them, I believe, and so far the two people who have submitted blurbs who very kindly copied me ... liked it! They liked it! :-D

    More later, when the release date gets closer. Not sure exactly what that is. I suppose they'll tell me eventually.

  3. Holy moly, I just checked Amazon and there it is!

  4. Tante Léonie2/15/11, 12:42 PM

    Julie, this is wonderful! You must be bustin' with pride!


    I will most definitely order one!

  5. Pitre's book sounds fascinating. I read Anchoress's interview with him earlier today. I may get it. But I also checked Amazon and someone has given it a very negative review, and she frames her argument with a lot of detail. I suggest anyone who has read the book and likes it post a countering review or poor Mr. Pitre will not sell many books.

    Congratulations on your book Julie!

  6. Just bought it as a download for my Kindle. As Anchoress suggests today, this would make a great Lenten read. I saw your review over at Amazon Julie. Good job. ;)

  7. Good review. I think that's the first time ever I saw your face!

  8. Thanks Mike. They made me put a photo ... :-)

  9. I meant to also say, I don't actually have anything against photos. I originally didn't use one because the kids were little and I didn't want to do anything that was too easily identifiable because of them. Now, they're all grown up ... so it doesn't really matter. :-)