Nov 19, 2009

Review: The Sacred Meal (by Nora Gallagher)

I just finished reading The Sacred Meal and found it very enjoyable. If you would like to learn more about the sacred and ancient practice of holy communion, this book by Nora Gallagher is a very good place to start.

I loved the simple way that Nora Gallagher described how we should look at the practice of communion in this quote from the book. “Each one of us is unique. There is no one like you anywhere in the world, and there will never be again another person like you. Bring yourself to the table. You are a guest at God’s feast. You are an honoured guest. You are a friend here. You are loved the way a friend is loved. Your best friend knows your flaws and foibles but loves you nevertheless.”

This book is primarily about Nora Gallagher's personal experiences with communion, sometimes partaking and sometimes serving. It is all about the community of believers, and how we need to come together over the Lord's supper. Partaking in communion is the practice of intimately bonding with God and with each other as the body of Christ. No matter where we are in our own journey, whether we are in a dark valley, rejoicing on the mountaintop, or in a season of serving others, we all have a very important role.

This is the first time I have read a book written by Nora Gallagher, and I definitely will pick up some of her other books when I get a chance.

Thank you to Thomas Nelson Publishing for providing a complimentary copy of this book, for the purpose of review.


  1. Just wondering, have you read any other book in this series? This one sounds good.


  2. This is the first one in the series I have read, but I would like to read more (when I can find the time). Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.