Living the Sacraments

Finding God at the Intersection of Heaven and Earth

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ISBN: 978-0-8294-4659-3
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Too many Catholics view the sacraments as isolated rites of passage disconnected from daily living, hoops to jump through, rather than as gateways to fulfilling lives centered on a spiritual relationship with God. Such a misunderstanding distances Catholics from the heart of their spiritual vitality and renders the Church less relevant to their experience.

In his friendly, practical, and accessible style, best-selling author and master teacher Joe Paprocki opens up this critical aspect of Catholic life in Living the Sacraments. He presents the sacraments as a spiritual path. Their power and grace open our hearts to ongoing encounter with God. By inviting readers to delve into the mystery of God's self-revelation through the sacraments, by teaching the essence of each sacrament without being overbearing, and by inviting readers to reflect the divine image of God, Paprocki shows us that the sacraments allow us to experience God's presence in Church rites and through ordinary, tangible experiences. We can, and should, celebrate the sacraments—but we are transformed as we live them.


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"​In a friendly, practical, and accessible style, author and master teacher Joe Paprocki (who has been a catechetical leader and religious educator in the Chicago area for more than thirty years) opens up this critical aspect of Catholic life in Living the Sacraments. By inviting readers to delve into the mystery of God's self-revelation through the sacraments, by teaching the essence of each sacrament without being overbearing, and by inviting readers to reflect the divine image of God, Paprocki shows us that the sacraments allow us to experience God's presence in Church rites and through ordinary, tangible experiences. While all members of the Catholic community can, and should, celebrate the sacraments, it is when they live them that they are transformed. Inspired and inspiring, "Living the Sacraments: Finding God at the Intersection of Heaven and Earth" is an extraordinary and unreservedly recommended reading for clergy and lay members alike.​" (Midwest Book Review)​

"​Inspired and inspiring, "Living the Sacraments: Finding God at the Intersection of Heaven and Earth" is an extraordinary and unreservedly recommended reading for clergy and lay members alike.​" (Midwest Book Review)

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2019 Illumination Book Awards, Gold in Catholic
2019 Independent Press Awards, Distinguished Favorite in Religion: Non-Fiction
2019 Catholic Press Association Book Awards, Second Place in Sacraments

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