Distractions, fatigue, boredom at Sunday worship-maybe we experience these because we don't fully appreciate what's going on at Mass. Howard's profound and practical look at the liturgy focuses our wandering minds. It reminds us that at Mass the veil separating earth and heaven lifts, so that we stand with angels and saints in the presence of God Most High.
"Every Catholic needs this book. I need this book."—Scott Hahn
"Howard's reflective guidance is just what we need after many years of busy ways of getting into a participate mode. He shows us how to pay attention and let the wonder of the Eucharist touch our souls."—Rev. Alfred McBride, O.Praem., Author, Celebrating the Mass
"A book that will be treasured by anyone who wants to get more out of Mass. A gem in any age, it is especially valuable today when people are given so few sound, practical helps for understanding and appreciating the divine gift that is the Mass." —James Akin, Author, Mass Confusion: The Do's and Don't of Catholic Worship
"Howard provides an essential but missing piece in our equipment: a contemporary step by step, prayer by prayer, guide through the Mass, founded on firm orthodoxy, sensitive to the meaning of the liturgy as it has been given to us, and expressed in his vivid prose for which he is justly famous."—Steven Clark, Author, Catholics and the Eucharist
Thomas Howard was a Professor of English and Literature for over 30 years. He is the author of numerous popular books includingChance or the Dance, Dove Descending: T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets, On Being Catholic, Lead Kindly Light and Evangelical is Not Enough.