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Bread, Body, Spirit

Bread, Body, Spirit
Finding the Sacred in Food

224 pp, Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-59473-242-3

"Every human eats, and every human culture endows eating with spiritual meaning. This is a rich collection of texts, large and small, ancient and modern, that explore that connection in profound or simple ways. Poets, pastors, and pastry chefs will all find something here to consider, question, or inspire."
     — Daniel Sack, University of Chicago Divinity School and author of
        Whitebread Protestants: Food and Religion in American Culture


Looking closely at food—how it’s eaten, where it comes from, ways it’s used to celebrate—offers us an unexpected opportunity to open ourselves to Divine possibility. Access the infinite sacred experiences you can have and share—in every action, every meal, every bite of food, and encounter the sacred in a new way, exploring:

• The Garden: Acts of Faith
• Fish, Fowl, Flesh: Acknowledging Responsibility
• Cooking: Taking Action
• Serving: Nurturing
• Eating: Being Present
• Fasts: Letting Go
• Feasts: Reaping
• Compost: No Beginning and No End
• Grace: Communion

Personal narratives, fiction, sacred texts and verse will speak to your heart as you journey beyond physical satisfaction to the hallowed relationship between food and feeding your soul.