Howard Griffith. Spreading the Feast. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, December 11st, 2015. 160 pp.
I’ve enjoyed this book on communion. I would guess that many Protestant Evangelical Christians probably don’t think much about the Lord’s Supper as much as they should and this probably include those in ministry. Thus this book is a much welcomed resource for pastors.
This book is divided into two parts with part one focusing on the foundation and part two providing the meditations at the Lord’s table. I enjoyed part one of the book the most especially the chapter on the theology of the Lord’s Supper. While the author makes it clear that the book is not primarily on the theology of the Lord’s Supper since it is more on the pastor’s meditation and invitation of the congregation to the Lord’s supper I think it was very refreshing to see the Reformed exposition of what does the Scripture has to say about the subject. It has made me reflect more seriously about communion the last month or so. While I do appreciate the bulk of the book presenting examples of the call to invite God’s people to partake of the Lord’s Supper, I felt I benefited the most reading the second part of the book as a personal devotional on the Lord’s supper which was great at stressing the importance of the ordinance and how the Lord’s supper points us to Jesus and the Gospel. In addition the book served as a great tool for the heart preparation’s before the Lord’s supper. I imagine those who are not pastors can benefit in reading this devotionally as well.
NOTE: This book was provided to me free by P&R Publishing and Net Galley without any obligation for a positive review. All opinions offered above are mine unless otherwise stated or implied.