Here are 4 of our books written on the topic of The Lord’s Supper:
Summary—In this practical book for those who serve the Lord’s Supper, Howard Griffith provides an understanding of the sacrament and twenty-eight pastoral meditations that span both the Old and New Testaments. Spreading the Feast will help students to understand different facets of the Lord’s Supper and pastors to form their own words of explanation and exhortation as they minister at the Table, proving especially helpful to those who celebrate communion frequently.
“Theologically sound and insightful throughout. Here indeed is a feast for all who value their participation in the sacrament, but especially for pastors, whether beginning or experienced, looking for help in making their own ministering at the Table more meaningful and honoring to the Lord.” —Richard B. Gaffin Jr.
“I have profited greatly from Spreading the Feast. . . . Howard’s treatment is biblically sound, and he opens up rich themes, of which some pastors may be unaware. The book will be very useful for pastors and students of theology. I recommend it highly.” —John M. Frame
84 pages | List Price: $8.99 | Paperback
Summary—A call to a renewed hunger and thirst for the Lord’s Supper, this book unfolds a historic Reformed understanding in contrast to other views. Building on careful biblical analysis, Robert Letham explains why we have the Supper, how we partake of Christ in it, who should take communion, and related matters.
“In their legitimate interest in preaching and the Word, American Presbyterians have never been known for having a well-developed sacramental theology or for giving the sacraments a central place in worship. Robert Letham begins to remedy this fault in this very effective introduction to the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Accessible for laymen and laywomen, it should also be read by pastors and elders.” —D. G. Hart
“Clearly written, this little book should encourage and challenge its readers—church officers, lay persons, study and discussion groups—to a better understanding of and, much needed today, a higher regard for the blessings spread before the church at the table of the Lord.” —Richard B. Gaffin Jr.
392 pages | List Price: $19.99 | Paperback
Summary—Intended as a high point in our lives, the Lord’s Supper is too often neglected and too little understood. But when the people of God reawaken to the Supper’s significance and power, the church enjoys renewed vigor.
Given for You leads us to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Lord’s Supper. Keith A. Mathison revisits church history (especially Calvin and the Reformation), searches relevant biblical passages, and guides us through theological and practical questions about the purpose, frequency, subjects, and elements of the Supper.
“The best and most comprehensive treatment of the Reformed doctrine of the Lord’s Supper I have ever seen. . . . a genuine ‘must read’ book.” —R. C. Sproul
“Argues cogently for the liturgical significance of returning to Calvin’s richly nuanced view of the real presence of Christ in the sacrament.” —David E. Holwerda
32 pages | List Price: $4.99 | Booklet | Basics of the Faith series
Summary—Since the night Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper, this sacrament has played a central role in the faith and practice of the church. That is why it is odd that so many believers think so little of the Lord’s Supper.
“They seldom observe it and assign to it little significance,” Phillips writes. “They are largely ignorant of the theology poured into and out from it. They derive no assurance, and seek no grace, as they receive from the Lord’s Table. How remarkable this is!”
The goal of this booklet is to help readers understand the biblical institution of this sacrament, the theological issues surrounding it, and the pastoral considerations for administering and receiving it.
Basics of the Faith booklets introduce readers to basic Reformed doctrine and practice. On issues of church government and practice they reflect that framework—otherwise they are suitable for all church situations.