The meaning of the Lord's Supper - why it matters for the Christian and its significance for the Chrsitian life. The Lord's Supper refuses the rolling pin. It cannot be flattened into something of our own making. In the Lord's Supper, the Triune God breaks out of the boxes we construct in vain to domesticate Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
That is the message of Gordon Smith's A Holy Meal. He writes with the conviction that the holy meal instituted by Jesus continues to challenge our assumptions about the Christian life by showing us who God really is and how God comes to us in the acts of breaking the bread and sharing the cup.
A Holy Meal unpacks the many fruitful meanings of the Lord's Supper, showing why they should be more prominent in the lives of individual believers and in the broader covenant community. The author's irenic approach allows for ecumenical dialogue and celebration of the varied streams of the Christian tradition and gives attention to actual Christian practice of the Lord's Supper, showing how different expressions can shed light on theological principles.