Inspired by the Holy Father’s call to “contemplate the face of Christ,” Scripture scholar and popular author Tim Gray takes a closer look at the life and mission of Jesus Christ in The Luminous Mysteries: Biblical Reflections on the Life of Christ.
With clear and inviting language, Gray guides the reader through the rich biblical foundations of the Baptism in the Jordan, the Wedding of Cana, the Proclamation of the Kingdom, the Transfiguration, and the Institution of the Eucharist. Accompanying Gray’s reflections are five meditations from the Church Fathers—John Chrysostom, Origen, Pope St. Leo the Great, and Hippolytus—showing that these Mysteries of Light are deeply rooted in both Scripture and Catholic Tradition. These selections have been made more inviting to a modern audience while still preserving the beauty of the original text. A prayer inspired by the mystery and points for further personal reflection complete each chapter.
About the author: Dr. Tim Gray is a nationally renowned Bible scholar and Catholic speaker. As the President of the Augustine Institute, he has advanced the renewal of Catholic education through graduate studies in Scripture, theology, and the New Evangelization. Dr. Gray's guidance of the Augustine Institute has also led to the creation of innovative video programs like the LECTIO series of Bible studies, Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained, YDisciple, and Beloved.
"Tim Gray is an outstanding teacher of the Catholic faith, as he has demonstrated by his other writings and his presentations given to a variety of audiences. His love of Christ is transparent in his writing and inspires the reader to love Christ more fully and ardently. The Luminous Mysteries: Biblical Reflections on the Life of Christ is a most worthy tool for growth in the knowledge of Christ and growth in Christ's likeness."
—Raymond L. Burke, Archbishop of St. Louis