Dr. Walter's tome is small but has vast consequences for the church in our understanding of grace as a gift especially when it comes to the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Walter walks us through a spectacular set-up for the Eucharist beginning with the meanings of "promise" and "gift", promise AS gift, the weakness and fragility of the Gift all leading up to a brilliant topology of promise particularly as it relates to the Eucharist. The very recitation of the words, "In the night in which He was betrayed" set us up as a community for the act of promise in the midst of betrayal. The meaning of this gift is, then, left not up to us as we are wont to do but up to *God*. This whole line of theology, if followed, promises (!) to enact another reformation in our understanding of promise, gift, the neighbor and God.