The meal that Jesus of Nazareth gave his followers, celebrated with grand liturgy and golden chalice, or words pared lean and tiny plastic cups, is the distinctive rite of the church. The Eucharist is regarded as the source and summit of Christian faith--or maybe just a symbol--but what all Christians know is that Holy Communion does something. It's what and how the supper does what it does that divides us.
In The Hunger Inside, Brad Roth explores the myriad ways the Lord's Supper transforms lives. As on that ancient gospel hill where more than 5,000 hungry people were fed, the abundance of Jesus' table touches uncountable human stories. Drawing generously on eclectic theological traditions, Roth takes a narrative-driven approach to plumb the rich depths of symbolism, power, and presence communicated in the communion meal.
This book is a call for all followers of Jesus to encounter again the One who meets our deepest hungers at his table.