Behold It Is I: Scripture, Tradition, and Science on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist (Hardcover)

Behold It Is I: Scripture, Tradition, and Science on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist By Stacy A. Trasancos, George Elliott Cover Image

Behold It Is I: Scripture, Tradition, and Science on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist (Hardcover)

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The Catholic Faith begins and ends with Jesus Christ, culminating in the Eucharist as its Source and Summit. "Behold, it is I," Jesus says, and the faithful believe. Examining these words of Jesus, Fr. George Elliott and Dr. Stacy Trasancos provide some of the most convincing proofs for the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist from Scripture, Tradition, and the scientific investigation of Eucharistic miracles. In three sections, they walk readers through:
  • A holistic and contextual reading of the Bible which points to the words of Christ at the Last Supper: "This is my body," and "This is my blood,"
  • How the Church Fathers handed on the teachings of the Apostles to the early Church in the centuries following Christ's earthly ministry,
  • How the data from the investigation of Eucharistic miracles begs the ultimate question of the certainty of faith. Do we need Eucharistic miracles to prove that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist? Should our certainty of faith be contingent upon Eucharistic miracles?
The reader may be joyfully surprised at where the journey of this book will lead you, from the burning faith of the saints all the way back to Christ in the Gospels. It plainly sets forth the reality that the Eucharist is the Body of Christ. Just as in Biblical times, Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is not a ghost and not a myth, but flesh and bone, hands and feet. "Behold," He said, "It is I."
Stacy Trasancos is executive director of the St. Philip Institute founded by Bishop Joseph Strickland in the Diocese of Tyler. She has a PhD in chemistry, and after converting to Catholicism, she earned an MA in dogmatic theology. She is a fellow of the Word on Fire Institute and teaches at Holy Apostles College and Seminary and Seton Hall University. Stacy is a wife to Jose and a mother of seven. Fr. George Elliott is a priest of the Diocese of Tyler, TX. He is pastor of Sacred Heart, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Immaculate Conception, and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Churches and chaplain of St. Mary's Catholic Campus Ministry. He is also co-founder and president of Catholic CAST Media.
Product Details ISBN: 9781505117240
ISBN-10: 1505117240
Publisher: Tan Books
Publication Date: October 19th, 2021
Pages: 240
Language: English