(PRWEB) August 29, 2017
“The Eighth Sacrament”: insights into God’s process as an artist shaping His greatest masterpiece, humankind, through the sacraments of the Church. “The Eighth Sacrament” is the creation of published author, Mathew C. John. Mathew C. John, who was born and raised in Kerala, India, is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. He served the diocese of Menevia in the United Kingdom until moving to St. Louis in 2012. Fr. Mathew C. John is currently the associate pastor at St. Joseph’s Church, Manchester, Missouri. He holds a master’s degree in sociology, social work, and English.
“The design of a human being is first born in the mind of God, the master artist. He makes use of matrimony as the canvas, and men and women who enter into the covenant of matrimony as His co-artists to realize His design. God calls a person by his name in the sacrament of Baptism, which is the very first divine touch of God upon the soul of an individual; the sacrament of Reconciliation is an ongoing bathing in the mercy of God. The Lord, in the Eucharist, feeds us with the divine food and drink for the journey, and by eating the body and drinking the blood of the Lord, human becomes divine. God gives us higher power by the sacrament of Confirmation, but it also challenges one to live according to the Spirit. The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is the last touch of God upon the soul of His masterpiece. God calls men into Holy Orders who, like the men and women in marriage, cooperate with God in carving a person into a masterpiece by administering the sacraments of the Church.” --Mathew C. John.
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Mathew C. John’s new book reveals God’s process and plan for humankind.
“The Eighth Sacrament” carefully uncovers the beauty of the sacraments of the Church. It shows readers how God, the master artist, conceived the design for a human being, His masterpiece. He then used the sacrament of Matrimony as a canvas to expand upon the design with the cooperation of men and women as His co-artists. Though the design God had in His mind was perfect, the actual work is imperfect, because His co-artists are themselves imperfect.
Over the course of time and through the sacraments of the Church, God is perfecting His masterpiece. As the author unveils the striking beauty of the sacraments, he also invites readers to delve deep into their purpose in order to explore the hidden and untapped riches that will change their lives forever.
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Consumers can purchase “The Eighth Sacrament” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, Kobo or Barnes and Noble.
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