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Take This Bread by Sara  Miles
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Nov 07, 2008

really liked it
Read from April 10 to 17, 2011

Take This Bread is a memoir of Sara Miles, an athiest and a lesbian who has a sudden conversion to Christianity. As she discovers the grace of God that is unending and free, so she mirrors that to her community by beginning a food pantry at her church in San Francisco. Throughout her life she has been drawn to food and discovers through her religious practice that food is what connects us to God and one another.

I really enjoyed reading this book, and have discovered that I really enjoy reading the memoir genre -- in hearing the thoughts and seeing the actions of others, there is so much to be learned. I resonate with Miles' sense of justice and am in awe of her unequivocal desire to open not a food pantry, but give outsiders a sense of the Eucharist, or thanksgiving, that we receive from God. I found her passion and devotion inspiring. What I did not like about this book was that in some places it is, frankly, exhausting. To think about all of the work that she and her community have done, and yet there is still scads of work to continue to be her community and throughout the whole world.
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Jenny So far I am loving this book!

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