Item description for In the Presence of Our Lord: The History, Theology, and Psychology of Eucharistic Devotion by Benedict J. Groeschel & James Monti...
Overview For centuries, Catholics have answered Christ's plea by placing themselves before His presence in the Blessed Sacrament. Now, for the first time, the theological, historical, and psychological reasons for Eucharistic devotion are revealed. Unlike books that merely present the technical aspects of setting up Eucharistic devotion in a chapel or parish, In the Presence of Our Lord: The History, Theology, and Psychology of Eucharistic Devotion focuses on how the Blessed Sacrament has been a source of comfort and faith for countless Christians. A book that will inspire as well as educate and inform, In the Presence of Our Lord is an invaluable guide for all who would "keep watch" with Christ.
Publishers Description Unlike books that merely present the technical aspects of setting up Eucharistic devotion in a chapel or parish, In the Presence of Our Lord: The History, Theology, and Psychology of Eucharistic Devotion focuses on how the Blessed Sacrament has been a source of comfort and faith for countless Christians. A book that will inspire as well as educate and inform, In the Presence of Our Lord is an invaluable guide for all who would keep watch with Christ.
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Studio: Our Sunday Visitor
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.16" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.82" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1997
Publisher Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN 0879739207 ISBN13 9780879739201
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More About Benedict J. Groeschel & James Monti
Benedict Joseph Groeschel, C.F.R. (born July 23, 1933) is a Catholic priest, retreat master, author, psychologist, activist and former host of the television talk program Sunday Night Prime, which is broadcast on the Eternal Word Television Network. He has also hosted several serial religious specials in addition to Sunday Night Prime. He is the founder of the Office for Spiritual Development for the Catholic Archdiocese of New York as well as a former associate director of Trinity Retreat and a former executive director of the St. Francis House. He is professor of pastoral psychology at St. Joseph's Seminary in New York and an adjunct professor at the Institute for Psychological Sciences in Arlington, Virginia. He is one of the founders of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.
Groeschel has received wide public attention through his preaching engagements, writing and television appearances. He is the author of over 30 books and has recorded more than 100 audio and video series. He publishes articles in several Catholic magazines on a monthly basis and posts a weekly meditation on the Oratory of Divine Love website. His most recent books include The Tears of God (2008), Questions and Answers About Your Journey to God (2007), The Virtue Driven Life (2006), Why Do We Believe? (2005) and There Are No Accidents: In All Things Trust in God (2004). His weekly television program, Sunday Night Live with Father Benedict Groeschel, offers a mix of interviews, answering viewer questions and discussing spiritual and social matters relating to the Catholic faith.
Groeschel has also been a highly visible Catholic activist, first in the civil rights movement. He publicly criticizes insulting depictions of the church in popular culture and the media. In September 1998, he led protests outside of an Off-Broadway theater in New York City against the production of Terrence McNally’s play Corpus Christi. In his 2002 book, From Scandal to Hope, he accused The Boston Globe, The New York Times and The San Francisco Chronicle of revealing anti-Catholic prejudice in their respective coverage of the sexual abuse scandal that disrupted the church. "Seldom in the history of journalism have I seen such virulent attacks on any institution that is supposed to receive fair treatment in the press", he wrote.
In April 2005, he again questioned the anti-Catholic sentiments of the United States media by charging distorted coverage of Joseph Ratzinger, who had become Pope Benedict XVI. Groeschel noted that the new pope had "been very badly abused by the American media", adding that the pontiff’s World War II biography was negatively distorted and incorrect reports of his personality were published.
On January 11, 2004, Groeschel was struck by an automobile while crossing a street in Orlando, Florida. He received a head injury and broken bones and over a four hour period, had no blood pressure, heartbeat or pulse for about 20 minutes. A few days later the trauma triggered a near-fatal heart attack. While he was recovering from his injuries he collaborated with John Bishop on the book, There Are No Accidents: In All Things Trust in God. He broadcast his first live program on EWTN on October 24, 2004. Although the accident left him with limited use of his right arm and difficulty in walking, he was back preaching and giving retreats by the end of 2004 and has continued to keep a full schedule. As he told the New York Times nearly four years after his accident: “They said I would never live. I lived. They said I would never think. I think. They said I would never walk. I walked. They said I would never dance, but I never danced anyway.”
Benedict J. Groeschel currently resides in Larchmont, in the state of New York. Benedict J. Groeschel was born in 1951.
Reviews - What do customers think about In the Presence of Our Lord: The History, Theology, and Psychology of Eucharistic Devotion?
Great, Informative Read Nov 1, 2004
This book is not a super-easy read as others have mentioned, but I got it as a gift when I was in highschool and didn't have a super-hard time with it.
It is historical and spiritual, and if you are interested in finding out more about Adoration of the Eucharist, this is a great book for you.
I recommend this book for people aged 16+, just because of the difficulty, and younger teens might not be as interested in the historical/liturgical aspects of the book.
Great book to learn about Eucharistic devotion Aug 9, 2002
This book is an intense and detailed look into Eucharistic Adoration. I knew nothing about this topic before I read thisbook. It is not a super easy read--I really had to concentrate. It gave a lot of history and information.. I think it would be great for a theology student or someone interested in this catholic tradition. It is very well written, detailed and complete.
Highly Recommended Well Researched Book Dec 11, 1999
This is a well written thoroughly researched book. I recommend it to anyone involved in Eucharistic Adoration.
Excellent resource book with history & references Jan 14, 1999
Well-written book with very good references and documentation. It thoroughly explains historical foundations and evolvement to current practices. This book stands out as being a great information resource on a subject that has many devotional books. It is solidly in-line with the Magisterium as are all of Fr. Groeschel's books. I use it as a teaching tool and as a source for talks on the Real Presence. I highly recommend this book. It will increase your appreciation of the Gift of the Eucharist and the value of adoration.