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Who Is Jesus Christ? - Unlocking the Mystery in the Gospel of Matthew

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Who Is Jesus Christ? Unlocking the Mystery in the Gospel of Matthew by Eric Sammons


"Who do you say that I am?"

Christ's contemporaries ascribed many names and titles to Him, as we see recorded in the New Testament. Each one tells us something different about who Jesus is. In this book, Eric Sammons frames a series of thoughtful reflections on the names of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew with references from the Church Fathers, saints, and Doctors of the Church. He translates the depth of the mystery of the Faith so readers can discover new dimensions of the person of Christ and new ways to recognize and welcome Him into their lives.

Eric Sammons began his study of the Catholic faith in 1991 as an Evangelical Protestant, converting to the Catholic Church in 1993. He currently serves as head of evangelization at St. John Neumann parish in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and is co-founder of Little Flowers Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to assist Catholic families seeking to adopt children with special-needs. Eric regularly speaks to parish groups and other organizations on a variety of topics.

"This volume exemplifies what the world Synod of Bishops recently called for: sound biblical resources that help people encounter Christ, the Word made flesh, in the reading of Scripture."----Mary Healy, Ph.D., General Editor, Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture

"Eric Sammons knows how to cut to the chase with grace and aplomb. Who Is Jesus Christ? is the most important question that has ever been asked in the history of the human race and he ably helps us answer it and all the deepest longings of the human heart through the Christ he serves so well."----Mark P. Shea, Author, Mary: Mother of the Son

"Drawing on his own faith journey and his personal experience, Eric Sammons demonstrates how the lived Word of God reflected in the lives and writings of the saints and prayers of the Church can help us to better know Jesus and to strive to form our daily lives into his likeness. Who Is Jesus Christ? is a work of devotion and readers should find it both inspiring and encouraging."---Most Reverend Donald W. Wuerl, S.T.D., Archbishop of Washington

"Those who read this book will be richly rewarded as they seek to encounter the Lord in Matthew's Gospel." ---Fr. Giles R. Dimock, O.P., S.T.D., Prior, Dominican House

"Who is Jesus Christ? Unlocking the Mystery in the Gospel of Matthew is a very serious and well-thought-out attempt to teach us once again just who is being proclaimed in the Gospel of Saint Matthew. It is a slow, steady journey through this Gospel, a journey that pauses over and over again to examine in a thoughtful and prayerful way the names and titles given to our Lord in this Gospel... I hope that in the years to come [Sammons] will follow this book up with later volumes on the other evangelists. I also hope that we will see more and more books like this, intelligent, erudite, yet accessible, on our Divine Savior and his life and personality." --- Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R.

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This item received 5 stars overall. Meditative, holistic look at the identity of Jesus

In Pope Benedict XVI’s recent letter Verbum Domini, the Pope called Christians to a deeper love for the Word of God. In particular, Benedict encouraged a fuller, more holistic approach to Scripture. This approach looks at the Bible through the lens of the Church, not through the lens of secular scholasticism, and it is an invitation to harness the full arsenal of Church Tradition: the Church Fathers, the writings of Saints and Popes, dogmas, doctrines, and the formulations of Church councils.

Back in late September, Catholic blogger Eric Sammons released a new book titled Who Is Jesus Christ? Unlocking the Mystery in the Gospel of Matthew (Our Sunday Visitor, 208 pages, paperback), a book that prematurely answered the Full Review...


St. Matthew

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 09/21

Patron Of: Accounts, Bankers, Bookkeepers, Stockbrokers, Tax Collectors

Son of Alphaeus, he lived at Capenaum on Lake Genesareth. He was a Roman tax collector, a position equated with collaboration with the enemy by those from whom he collected taxes. Jesus' contemporaries were surprised to see the Christ with a traitor, but Jesus explained that he had come "not to call the just, but sinners."

Matthew's Gospel is given pride of place in the canon of the New Testament, and was written to convince Jewish readers that their anticipated Messiah had come in the person of Jesus. He preached among the Jews for 15 years; his audiences may have included the Jewish enclave in Ethiopia, and places in the East.

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