Paperback: 604 pages
Publisher: Eerdmans, August 2017
I enjoy the writing style of Dr. Pitre. Also, his videos are excellent. He draws me more into Catholicism.
Dr Pitre wrote a great book. We realize it is expensive to print so there was no bargain price to be had . The signature was nice, but it was probably one of a number he signed at the same time. Not displeased, just not impressed.
I have just finished reading Jesus the Bridegroom by Dr. Brant Pitre, and I must say that I was deeply impressed with the author's insight and clarity. Although this book is a little more academic in nature, its content has nonetheless deepened and strengthened my personal relationship with Jesus as a spiritual devotional book might. Until I read this book, I had a broad and general understanding of the subject, which I now see how shallow it was and how much I took for granted without giving it much thought. His drawing connections with ancient Jewish religious beliefs and customs to bring out the fulness of God's revelation has certainly captured my attention and deepened my understanding of what I have professed to believe, but not comprehensively enough. And certainly, my appreciation for the beauty and truth of our Catholic faith has increased immeasurably. I plan to read Jesus and the Last Supper as soon as I return from my trip to Europe this summer. I have already read Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist (through Ignatius Press) so this shorter book might be a good prelude for a more in-depth study. I intend to re-read and often consult these books in the future to preserve and develop the knowledge I gained from reading them the first time. They contain much more wealth for thought than other books I've read on these subjects in the past. I definitely give 5 stars for Jesus the Bridegroom which I purchased from Catholic Productions. And I'll certainly recommend it to others who are exploring the Catholic Faith or wish to better understand the faith they profess. Finally, I hope to see more books available in the catalogue. Thanks, anyway, for what I discovered you now have that's available.
Excellent contribution to the study of historical Jesus. Both provocative and evocative!
I have just finished Jesus and the Last Supper and it is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling books I've ever read/studied. Dr. Pitre's explanations of what was really going on at The Last Supper and his tying it in to the Passover (not to mention explaining the Passover Feast), the Kingdom of God, and the related fulfillment of the Old Testament, the Prophets, and Second Temple Judaism have helped me look at Jesus, the Gospels, and the entire New Testament in a whole new light and with a much more educated perspective. I am truly grateful for Dr. Pitre and his writings of which this one is a standout. Some of it is not the easiest reading and requires your attention and concentration, but what subject is more worthy of your full efforts? Thank you to Dr. Pitre for his work and to Catholic Productions for making his works available.