- Paperback: 125 pages
- Publisher: Ascension Press; 1 edition (5 March 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1945179716
- ISBN-13: 978-1945179716
- Package Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.1 x 1.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 322 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Sacred That Surrounds Us: How Everything in a Catholic Church Points to Heaven Paperback – 5 Mar 2019
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Did you know that everything about the confessional in a Catholic church-even its size-was designed in a highly specific way by St. Charles Borromeo to answer Protestant objections to the sacrament of Reconciliation? Did you know there is both a theological and a practical reason why the credence table is placed where it is?
Each item in a Catholic church is there to point to a larger truth.
Every sacred vessel and item is packed with symbolism and meaning, aimed at making each visit to a Catholic church a powerful reminder of God's presence and the truths of our Faith.
The Sacred That Surrounds Us helps reveal Catholic churches as shrines of devotion. Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture are made tangible with this book, which explains with clarity the symbolism and history behind the sacred items we see in every Catholic church.
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The quality of the information is so good. It gives basics, plus brief history. The writing is not going to be overwhelming to reluctant readers of any age. You could use one item to read daily. I plan to do this with my low-functioning 11 year old, as he will be having his First Holy Communion and confirmation very soon. Even though he won't be able to explain most of the items again, he will have familiarization to items when we see them at Mass.
Suggestions for who might like this book? I'd certainly gift it to any RCIA candidate, as well as any child from FHC through confirmation. When hearing about this book on EWTN, they spoke about how many adults have been cradle Catholics but probably never knew the names of some of the items they see in the church. My son is also a candidate for the seminary, and I think he will receive this as well.
I wasn't able to get this from Amazon yet, so I went straight to Ascension Press because I was considering this for a gift. Now, I will likely buy a couple to keep on hand.