ABOUT THE SERIES:
Belief Matters is a series of easy-to-understand books designed to show that by thinking more clearly about faith, persons can love God more fully, live with confidence, and change the world. Conversational in tone, these books are reflections on major theological topics and are suitable for individual or group study. Holy Communion is the second in the series and follows Incarnation by William H. Willimon.
On what Sundays are our churches the least attended? Easy one: on Communion Sundays. The sermon is shortened. The music is cut back. You have to wait for every person in every pew. And yet we wonder why our churches are spiritually depleted. This four-week adult study, the second in the Belief Matters series, is for individuals or groups that want to learn about the sacrament experience and how it is directly linked to spiritual formation and daily faith practice. You’ll gain insights and practical suggestions on ways to make Communion a more prominent feature in your church life, invigorating and empowering your congregation to transform the world.
Holy Communion includes discussion questions at the end of each chapter.
“I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Holy Communion, spiritual renewal or church vitality. Loyer’s offering is highly readable yet still substantive. Indeed, there is plenty of meat on the bones here even for those well-read in liturgical theology and worship or church growth more broadly. Moreover, each chapter contains a series of reflection questions and a prayer, making it ideal for small groups and Sunday School classes. I highly recommend this new resource for both, as well as churchwide study.” Drew McIntyre - an Elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and serves West Bend UMC.