The Wonderful Eric Sammons…

The Wonderful Eric Sammons… October 1, 2010

whom I had the honor of hanging with in DC sometime back, has a new book out that promises to be nearly as wonderful as he is.

Who is Jesus Christ? Unlocking the Mystery in the Gospel of Matthew

Christ’s contemporaries ascribed to him many names and titles, as we see recorded in the New Testament. Each one tells us something different about who Jesus is. With references from Church Fathers, the saints and Doctors of the Church, Sammons unlocks the multiple dimensions of Christ so we may better recognize and welcome Him in our lives.

Published by Our Sunday Visitor

Who is Jesus Christ? Unlocking the Mystery in the Gospel of Matthew is a very serious and well-thought-out attempt to teach us once again just who is being proclaimed in the Gospel of Saint Matthew. It is a slow, steady journey through this Gospel, a journey that pauses over and over again to examine in a thoughtful and prayerful way the names and titles given to our Lord in this Gospel… Working through this book is like taking a course by a well informed and highly intelligent teacher. At the same time it is like making a retreat led by a prayerful and spiritual retreat master.”

– Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R.


Who is Jesus Christ is a work of devotion and readers should find it both inspiring and encouraging.”

– Most Reverend Donald W. Wuerl, S.T.D., Archbishop of Washington

“A beautiful mosaic…an exquisite tapestry. In this book, Eric Sammons presents us with a fascinating and truthful picture of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

– Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R.

“This volume exemplifies what the world Synod of Bishops recently called for: sound biblical resources that help people encounter Christ, the Word made flesh, in the reading of Scripture.”

– Mary Healy, PhD, General Editor, Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture

“Eric Sammons knows how to cut to the chase with grace and aplomb. Who Is Jesus Christ? is the most important question that has ever been asked in the history of the human race and he ably helps us answer it– and all the deepest longings of the human heart–through the Christ he serves so well.”

– Mark P. Shea, Author, Mary: Mother of the Son

“Those who read this book will be richly rewarded as they seek to encounter the Lord in Matthew’s Gospel.”

– Fr. Giles R. Dimock, OP, STD, Prior, Dominican House of Studies

More Details

Throughout the New Testament people that came into contact with Jesus ascribed to Him a variety of names. In this book, Eric Sammons frames a series of thoughtful reflections on the names of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew with references from the Church Fathers, the saints, and Doctors of the Church. He “translates” the depth of the mystery of the Faith so readers can discover new dimensions of the person of Christ and new ways to recognize and welcome Him into their lives.

About the Author

Eric Sammons is head of Evangelization at St. John Neumann Parish in Gaithersburg, MD, and is completing his M.A. in Theology degree at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He writes the popular Catholic blog The Divine Life. He is co-founder of the not-for-profit Little Flowers Foundation, whose mission is to assist Catholic families seeking to adopt special-needs children. Eric lives with his wife Suzan and five children in Maryland.

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