First-century Christianity and present-day musical aspirations meet in the story of a miracle table built by the grandfather of Jesus Christ. The table is placed in the hands of a Centurion named Cornelius following the death of the Messiah. Given the title of table bearer and a mission, Cornelius begins a history of bringing peace to those who encounter the table, a mission that will be sustained for over two thousand years. In the later years of that mission, the table and its current bearer, an autistic young man named Anthony, encounter Michael Fortunato. At the very moment of his breakthrough in the music industry, Michael loses the only thing that really mattered to him, his wife Debbie. The loss sends Michael into the center of darkness which he seemingly can’t escape. That is until he meets Anthony, a table, and a story that is over two thousand years old.
The Table has won two Catholic Press Association Awards!
Dennis Lambert and his wife Debbie live in Phoenix where he serves as a Deacon in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. A graduate of Lake Forest College and the Kino Catechetical Institute, Dennis recently retired from a twenty nine year career in the pharmaceutical industry in order to dedicate more time to writing and to serving the Church. In addition to his passion for writing, Dennis and his wife share a deep love of music and have performed together in bands, both in the Chicago and Phoenix areas, for almost three decades.
My latest book, "FOR REAL? Christ's Presence in the Eucharist", (Liguori Publications), is now available! As the title implies, the book explores the evidence, both within the scriptures and throughout history, that Jesus is truly and substantially present in the Eucharist. Whether you're Catholic or not, you owe it to yourself to investigate this life-changing truth!
Winner of a 2023 Catholic Media Award for books on Faith Formation
Sample of Deacon's Talk on the Eucharist:
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