Nathan Mitchell's book serves as both an introduction to liturgy, worship, and the sacraments for students and an adventure that guides the reader to the place where God's surprising self is revealed and the human soul is moved to awe and love.
Demonstrating how ritual is integral to human identity, Meeting Mystery invites us to excavate depths concealed by modern life, and to recover the harmony of the "liturgy of the church" and the "liturgy of the world." To recover those depths is to learn that worship can surprise and lead us to the divine depths of creation.
Nathan D. Mitchell is professional specialist in the Department of Theology and associate director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy. His recent books include Liturgy and the Social Sciences and Real Presence: The Work of Eucharist.