I said that to say this, "The Meal That Heals" was a bit of a disappointment for me. I read it in doing some research for an upcoming message on Communion next Sunday. This was one of Stone's older book and it showed in that it wasn't as detailed as his newer books and seemed a little repetitious in parts. That said, the book still had some very good aspects of Communion.
One aspect that jumped out was the notion of taking Communion daily or at least weekly whether it be at church or in the home. Stone makes a good argument for this very thing taking place in the early church on a regular basis. He connects Communion with the obvious promises of the New Covenant that Christ came and put in place and as such encourages believers to received Communion often in faith believing that the promises of the New Covenant will be wrought in their lives. I must say I've never heard that taught from anyone else besides Stone and he makes a tremendous case for adopting the practice.
Overall, the book was a good read, but if you've read a lot of Stone's books, this one isn't nearly as detailed. It does provide great information on Communion though that are very good. I'm sure I'll use some as I prepare for our church's Communion service two Sundays from now.