Formed in the Word is an attempt to bring home to the people in the pew, in the subway, and in the marketplace the significance and the mandate of the gospel, particularly the Beatitudes. For many, the Beatitudes appear to express an impossible ideal, an unattainable ethic. This book will perhaps make the Beatitudes more understandable and practicable for believers on the brink of the third Christian millennium. Writing in an easy-to-read style, Sanchez shares significant insights about the Beatitudes and their meaning in our lives, with focused questions for discussion at the end of each section. An excellent resource for adults hungry for a palatable understanding of the challenge Scripture presents them today.