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Food & Faith: Justice, Joy and Daily Bread

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  6 reviews
From the creator of the bestseller Simpler Living, Compassionate Life: A Christian Perspective comes Food & Faith. Food is itself a joyful gift recall how the gift of food so often mediates the sanctity and preciousness of life. This new collection of reflections by Wendell Berry, Bill McKibben, Elizabeth Johnson, Alan Durning and others helps you start thinking about ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Morehouse Publishing (first published October 2002)
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"To live, we must daily break the body and shed the blood of creation. The point is, when we do this knowingly, lovingly, skillfully, reverently, it is a sacrament; when we do it ignorantly, greedily, clumsily, destructively, it is a such desecration, we condemn ourselves to spiritual and moral loneliness, and others to want." ~Wendell Berry

This book is a compilation of essays, edited by Michael Schut who is on staff with Earth Ministry. He describes Earth Ministry as "an ecumen
May 10, 2008 Amy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people of faith, cooks, mothers
Recommended to Amy by: church discussion group
This was for a reading/discussion group at my church. Some of the essays were thought-provoking and hopeful, like ones by Wendell Berry and Dan Barker. Some, like the excerpts from Fast Food Nation, I'd already read and a few we did not cover in our study.

The study guide includes Christian prayers for group use, but one would not have to be a person of faith at all to benefit from many of the readings. And, if you are very narrow in your faith, you may be put off by references to Buddism and an
This is an excellent reader on issues of food and faith. Includes stories, essays, news articles, and poems on a range of issues including animal ethics, the spirituality of food and meals, genetically modified foods, and human health. In the back there is a curriculum (including ideas for abbreviated use) for leading study groups; it's got great prayers, reflections, and questions for dialogue and deeper meditation. Highly recommended.
The breadth of this book's content made it appealing, but the experience of reading coverage ranging from environmental politics to emotional memoir is a bit jarring, as a collection. Still, some of the essays contained in here have, no kidding, changed my life.
A nice, broad selection of essays and writings on food and gardening, but many lacked any substantial connection to faith that the title of the book implies.
Part history, part celebration of the wonders of food, part guide to activism. A whole lot of yummy.
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