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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

Contents:

Introduction

PART ONE: THE GARDEN
Acts of Faith

JALAL AD-DIN AR-RUMI — The Blossom Gives Way to the Fruit
MEISTER ECKHART — The Seed of God
SISTER MIRIAM THERESE MACGILLIS — Food as Sacrament
THE REV. JENNIFER BASKERVILLE-BURROWS — Lemon Love
ALISON LUTERMAN — Every Piece of Fruit
KAHLIL GIBRAN — Speak to Us of Eating and Drinking

PART TWO: FISH, FOWL, FLESH
Acknowledging Responsibility

A NATIVE AMERICAN BLESSING — Sacrifice
FROM THE TAITTIRIYA UPANISHAD — Cycle
NANCY WILLARD — A Wreath to the Fish
BETTY FUSSELL — On Murdering Eels and Laundering Swine
RABBI ZALMAN M. SCHACHTER-SHALOMI — Are They Kosher?
BARBARA KINGSOLVER — Free Breakfast
JANE GOODALL — Tale of the Giveaway Buffalo
MATTHEW 26:26 — Blessing
RABBI ZALMAN M. SCHACHTER-SHALOMI — Are They Kosher?
BARBARA KINGSOLVER — Free Breakfast
JANE GOODALL — Tale of the Giveaway Buffalo
MATTHEW 26:26 — Blessing
MICHAEL BENEDIKT — The Beef Epitaph
BARBARA TANNER ANGELL — Deer Season

PART THREE: COOKING
Taking Action

EDWARD ESPE BROWN — How Could I Have Ever Known It Would Be Like This?
JULIUS LESTER — Braiding Challah
MARY BETH CRAIN — Food and God: Cooking as a Spiritual Calling
LAMA SURYA DAS — Keep Cooking
BERNARD GLASSMAN AND RICK FIELDS — Flour, Water, and Determination

PART FOUR: SERVING
Nurturing

Buddhist Meal Gatha
MARTIN BUBER — His Table an Altar
BROTHER LAWRENCE — Love Is Everything
GURU GOBIND SINGH — To Feed a Hungry Mouth Is to Feed the Guru
DIANE ACKERMAN — Accepting
ZEN MASTER EIHEI DOGEN — How to Share All Offerings
JACQUELINE KRAMER — Warm Sweet Milk
AMANDA COOK — Sugar-Frosted Memories

PART FIVE: EATING
Being Present

KARYN D. KEDAR — There Is Nothing More Profound
JULIA S. KASDORF — Onion, Fruit of Grace
WENDELL BERRY — The Pleasures of Eating
MARC DAVID — How We Eat
GEOFFREY SHUGEN ARNOLD, SENSEI — Just Enough
BICH MINH NGUYEN — The Plum’s Eye

PART SIX: FASTS
Letting Go

OMID SAFI — Ramadan, Date Omelets, and Global Compassion
RABBI IRWIN KULA AND VANESSA L. OCHS — A Meditation on Fasting
RAM DASS — Stuffing Our Egos
HELEN NEARING — Casting Off His Body
RABI’A AL-‘ADAWIYYA — Miracle Onion
JESSICA SWIFT — I Can Eat Chocolate for Breakfast

PART SEVEN: FEASTS
Reaping

RABBI RAMI SHAPIRO — Heaven and Hell
DIANA ABU-JABER — I’ve Heard Angels at Dinner
LYNNE MEREDITH SCHREIBER — Inheriting the Earth
MARY ROSE O’REILLEY — Key Lime Pie
JOAN CHITTISTER, OSB — Table Fellowship

PART EIGHT: COMPOST
No Beginning and No End

THE QUR’AN 6:141 — He Does Not Love the Wasters
DAISETZ TEITARO SUZUKI — A Worm in the Rice
TAITTIRIYA UPANISHAD PART III — Food Is God
KRISTENWOLF — The Parable of the Squash
HAVEN KIMMEL — Diner
ALISA SMITH AND J. B. MACKINNON — One Beautiful Meal

PART NINE: GRACE
Communion

SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB JI — The Path
LAURIE COLWIN — Feeding the Multitudes
LAWRENCE RAAB — Since You Asked
ELIAS CANETTI — Potlatch
LYNN L. CARUSO — Communion
SARA MILES — Crossing II
GRACE PALEY — Peacemeal
MARY OLIVER — Rice
Ways to Share Your Meal