Dare to break bread

Geoffrey Howard was a parish priest in Salford, Manchester from the 1970s to 1990's. These meditations follow the pattern of the liturgy, weaving stories from parish and desert into a profound reflection on the Eucharist. This is a disturbing, challenging and amusing book.

The author leaves his inner-city parish in England and drives to the middle of the Sahara Desert, to the top of Mount Assekrem, 10,000 feet above sea level, where he stays in a hermitage to contemplate the Eucharist. The result is this enduring spiritual classic - written for all who break bread in our Lord's name.

"It is a small miracle (but truly a miracle) to read this book and find that instant 'frisson' of empathy on virtually every page... This is indeed a small book, but small is beautiful, and, in this case, life-saving as well." Trevor Huddleston

"This is a book of striking insight ... From fragments of the Sahara and the urban deserts of Britain, Geoffrey Howard has shaped a Eucharist of all his days."