This collection of thirty-seven sermons, selected from many hundreds preached over Fr Mead’s eighteen years as rector of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, come from the heart of a cathechist, a teacher of the faith.
Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning author, writes:
Taken together, the sermons collected here record a priestly life spent in pursuit of the simplest yet most profound truths of Christianity. They underscore Father Mead’s insistence on returning again and
again, in times of war and of peace, of plenty and of want, to the proper answer to the question Jesus once put to his disciples: “Who do men say that I am?”
Father Mead understands that the message and mission of the crucified and risen Lord Jesus is in fact the most radical story in human history—a story at once so fundamental and overwhelming that it requires no embroidery and little elaboration. The core is sufficient, for the core is Christ, and Christ is everything.
168 pages, including a forward by Jon Meacham and preface by Fr Mead.