Behold, It is I: Scripture, Tradition, and Science on the Real Presence

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Christ is really present in the Holy Eucharist! And therefore, the Holy Eucharist is the greatest gift in this world. But many have lost faith in Christ’s presence at every Mass.

This compelling book provides the most convincing proofs for the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist from Scripture, Tradition, and scientific investigations of Eucharistic miracles.

Accompanied by Church Fathers Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus of Lyons and Cyril of Jerusalem, Fr. George Elliott leads the reader to an encounter with our Lord like a first century Christian. Dr. Stacy Transacos analyzes the popular Eucharistic miracles reported in Bolsena and Lanciano, Italy, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a twenty-first-century chemist’s objectivity. Together, Fr. Elliott and Dr. Trasancos lead you from the burning faith of the saints to the light of the Gospels, to modern science, and right back to the Word.

With well researched details and thought provoking questions at the end of each chapter, this book will convict and empower you to evangelize to the world that the Holy Eucharist is not a symbol but truly flesh, bone, hands, and feet. “Behold,” Christ said, “It is I."

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12 Reviews

  • 5
    A Profound Book

    Posted by Catherine on May 24th 2023

    As fewer Catholics believe in the Real Presence, this book is a cry from every parent;s heart. This beautiful book relies on both Scripture and Tradition to reaffirm the Church;s teaching on the Real Presence. And that is not all. The authors also discuss the Eucharistic Miracles, which will take you on a fascinating faith journey. A must read!

  • 5
    Highly recommended!

    Posted by Pat K. on May 24th 2023

    As someone who is very familiar with the New Testament passages that support Catholics; belief in the Real Presence in the Eucharist as well as the writings of the early Church Fathers addressing the topic, I purchased this book mainly because I was interested in learning about Dr. Trasancos; perspectives on scientific analysis that has been performed on Church-approved Eucharistic miracles. Although Part III of the book, What Does Science Say, was fascinating, to my delight the perspectives shared in Part I of the book, What Does the Bible Say, were even more eye-opening. I especially enjoyed the discussion of the Old Testament prefigurements of the Eucharist and the post-Crucifixion passages in Luke, Acts and First Corinthians. Taken together with the context and insights the book provides around the bread of life discourse in John 6 and the institution narratives in Matthew, Mark, Luke and First Corinthians, Part I of the book by itself presents a COMPELLING case for the Real Presence. Add to this the unmistakable belief in the Real Presence evidenced by the writings of four of the early Church Fathers highlighted in Part II of the book, and what modern science can (and can;t) tell us about Church-approved Eucharistic miracles in Part III of the book, and the reader is left which a much deeper understanding of the Real Presence. Whether you are a Catholic seeking to deepen your understanding of and faith in the Real Presence, or a non-Catholic seeking to better understand the scriptural and other reasons supporting this belief, this book is for you.

  • 5
    Quick and engaging read

    Posted by Jolene T. on Dec 4th 2022

    An engaging book on the eucharistic presence of our Lord in the blessed sacrament through scripture. Very timely for these days. I will be passing it around my family.

  • 5
    i enjoyed read them

    Posted by Rudy N. on Sep 23rd 2022

    i enjoyed read them

  • 5
    Behold it is I

    Posted by Jane S. on Mar 22nd 2022

    I am reading when I go to adoration. A really good book on the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist

  • 5

    Posted by Lindsay D. on Mar 21st 2022

    The book is beautiful. I love the conclusion/review at the end of each chapter with the effective questions to askù. Would be great to study with a group

  • 5
    A great glimpse into the

    Posted by Xavier C. on Mar 20th 2022

    A great glimpse into the mystery of the Holy Eucharist

  • 5
    Behold, It Is I

    Posted by Anthony D. on Mar 19th 2022

    I found it very enlightening and spiritually uplifting. It was a very easy read. It was like taking a course in the Holy Eucharist. I highly recommend this book.

  • 5
    The combination of scripture. Patristics,

    Posted by Michael V. on Mar 17th 2022

    The combination of scripture. Patristics, and science more than adequately prove that the Eucharist is His body and His blood.