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Pete Socks interviews me for his podcast show, Off the Shelf. He’s a Catholic book reviewer. He asks:
- “What exactly prompted you to write your new book, My Soul Shall Be Healed?”
- “How has the Eucharist impacted your life as a convert?”
- “You mentioned the Pew study — and that was pre-Covid — that showed that 70% of those in the pews didn’t believe in the Real Presence [of Jesus in the Eucharist]. So with your ministry background, what do you think led to that?”
- “In the pandemic, when we locked the church doors, those people that were already doubting the Real Presence — we sent them a signal that they were right. I’ve had this conversation with various other authors. So how do we get those people back in the pews now?”
- “This is a fantastic new study guide on the Church document Ecclesia de Eucharistia (The Church of the Eucharist). The book, My Soul Shall be Healed, is great for group or individual study and leads readers into a deeper love and understanding of the Eucharist. Terry, what is your greatest hope for this book?”
More about the book, My Soul Shall Be Healed:
My Soul Shall Be Healed explains in ordinary language how to understand the very important Church document Ecclesia de Eucharistia (The Church of the Eucharist), an encyclical by Pope Saint John Paul II. You’ll be able to apply it to your every-day life in today’s world. You’ll discover how to develop a more personal relationship with Jesus in the Eucharist. You’ll learn why Catholicism teaches that the Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life”. You’ll find out – with clarity — what Catholics believe and do not believe about the Eucharist. And you’ll gain a deep appreciation for the reason why only Catholic priests can consecrate the communion elements alongside the important role you have, with the whole community, in the Eucharistic celebration.
This study guide enables readers and group participants to enter more fully into the mystery of the Eucharist and deepen their intimacy with Christ while enriching their celebration of Holy Mass.
Available in paperback and as an ebook. Visit gnm.org/mysoul.
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