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"Pull up a chair, pour yourself a glass of wine, and enjoy the friendship and hospitality found around Niequist's table. The author of Cold Tangerines and Bittersweet serves up portions of friendship, family, and faith, with sides of humor, insight, and favorite recipes, for a satisfying read that can double as a group study." - Publisher's Weekly, Mar. 26

"Bread & Wine is one of those rare books that grabs all of you -- your mind, body, and spirit. Shauna's soulful storytelling made me laugh, reminded me that I'm not alone, and gave me a new lens on some old struggles. There's something sacred about this kind of truth telling. I couldn't put this book down."
- Brené Brown, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead

"Bread & Wine is a new book about an ancient meal, but more than a meal, a book about the people seated at the table, and about the laughing, and about the joy of saying hello and the pain of saying good-bye. After reading this book you may feel as you do driving away from dinner with a friend -- grateful and full."
- Donald Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz and A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

"Shauna Niequist's beautiful word painting in Bread & Wine is a poetic reminder to appreciate the rituals, people, and sensory experiences of our everyday lives. Her words invite us into her kitchen, and her stories challenge us to remain attentive to the many delights that complement life's hardships and the ways in which we can share them with others."
- Kelle Hampton, New York Times bestselling author of Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected

"No one combines all my treasured things like Shauna does in Bread & Wine: beautiful words, delicious food, recipes like the ones you jot down on the back of a napkin in shorthand, with hints and adaptations written off to the side, real-life stories, laughter. Then I read a sentence like this: "Love isn't something you prove or earn, but something you receive or allow, like a balm, like a benediction, even at your very worst," and I decide to send this book to everyone I know."
- Jen Hatmaker, author of Interrupted and 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess

Pull up a chair, pour yourself a glass of wine, and enjoy the friendship and hospitality found around Niequist’s table. The author of Cold Tangerines and Bittersweet serves up portions of friendship, family, and faith, with sides of humor, insight, and favorite recipes, for a satisfying read that can double as a group study. (A discussion guide and recommended readings are tucked in the back of the book, with recipes and a sample menu for book/cooking clubs.) Niequist writes with vulnerability and honesty that make the reader hunger to be one of the friends and family members who grace her table. Struggles with getting pregnant, juggling family and career, and making time for deep friendships are among the life events discussed against the backdrop of meals. Cooking enthusiasts, whether they are experienced or are novices, will enjoy the talk about food and will want to try the recipes featured at the end of each chapter. Yet while recipes for bacon-wrapped dates and dark chocolate sea-salted butter toffee sound yummy, the emphasis is more on spiritual nourishment and how God feeds hungry souls through relationships. (Mar. 26) (Publishers Weekly)

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Bread and Wine resurrects the table as the center of the home, the place where food and drink morph into fellowship and long memories. This book transported me back to the kitchens of my life --- to the fellowship and joy and sorrow of what happens when the family gathers around the table to be family. Churches need books about kitchen tables because they value the home and family and the treasured memories of family stories told at the table. -- Scot McKnight, , Northern Seminary

Bam! Yummo! This is a tasty and delicious book you’ll want to savor from cover to cover. -- Margaret Feinberg, , Author of Wonderstruck and Scouting the Divine, (www.margaretfeinberg.com)

Shauna Niequist has written a book of surpassing delight. To enter it is not simply to be a reader but to be a friend. I did not want it to end. -- John Ortberg, , senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and author of Who Is This Man?

No one combines all my treasured things like Shauna does in Bread and Wine: beautiful words, delicious food, recipes like the ones you jot down on the back of a napkin in shorthand, with hints and adaptations written off to the side, real-life stories, laughter. Then I read a sentence like this: “Love isn’t something you prove or earn, but something you receive or allow, like a balm, like a benediction, even at your very worst,” and I decide to send this book to everyone I know. -- Jen Hatmaker, , author of Interrupted and 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess

This magnificent book is a feast for the soul! A wise, thoughtful, and delightful read that will nourish your heart. -- Ian Morgan Cron, , bestselling author of Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me: a Memoir . . . of Sorts and Chasing Francis

Shauna Niequist has a way with words that makes you feel more human, more alive. Every phrase is woven together in a way that inspires wonder at the most ordinary of events we are prone topass by. This book will make you hungry --- not just for food, but for life and love to the full. It certainly did for me. -- Jeff Goins, , author of Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life

Bread and Wine is a new book about an ancient meal, but more than a meal, a book about the people seated at the table, and about the laughing, and about the joy of saying hello and the pain of saying good-bye. After reading this book you may feel as you do driving away from dinner with a friend --- grateful and full. -- Donald Miller, , author of Blue Like Jazz and A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

Shauna Niequist’s beautiful word painting in Bread and Wine is a poetic reminder to appreciate the rituals, people, and sensory experiences of our everyday lives. Her words invite us into her kitchen, and her stories challenge us to remain attentive to the many delights that complement life’s hardships and the ways in which we can share them with others. -- Kelle Hampton, , New York Times bestselling author of Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected

Bread and Wine is one of those rare books that grabs all of you ---your mind, body, and spirit. Shauna’s soulful storytelling made me laugh, reminded me that I’m not alone, and gave me a new lens on some old struggles. There’s something sacred about this kind of truth telling. I couldn’t put this book down. -- Brene' Brown, , New York Times bestselling author of Daring Greatly
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (April 9, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310328179
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310328179
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (600 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I told myself upon receiving this book that I would read it slowly, savoring it like a well-aged Port. Well, forget that idea. I guzzled this book like light beer. It was so, well, me. I believe one of the keys to really enjoying this type of literature is finding a deep connection to the author - that the author is someone who you think, "I could hang out with this person for an evening." Mid-way through this book I told my wife and a good friend. "Shauna is the female version of me."

While I don't write half as eloquently as Shauna, I think I've shared her sentiments about food, hospitality and joie de vivre on multiple occasions - around tables, cooking with the guys in my cooking club or even, on occasion from the pulpit. So, I have nothing bad to say about this book. If you love food, hospitality, cooking, wine and just-for-the-fun-of-it dinner parties; if your idea of a great night is a house full of people and a whole afternoon spent cooking and smiling as you anticipate your guests; if you love having people in your home; if your idea of a good dinner is one that lasts several hours; if you love to give a good toast - to lock eyes with the people you love across a candlelit table and tell them why they're important to you; if you believe that everything is spiritual, and maybe especially food; if you love a well crafted sentence and rich metaphor, then this is your book.

My only argument with this book is some of the early reviews I've seen. To quote one, "this is a wonderful book for women" For women? I'm not a woman, and I loved it. Why, in the Christian world must we keep perpetuating the notion that men write serious books about theology and leadership, while books about food and hospitality and sucking the marrow out of life are somehow "women's lit?
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Another spiritual memoir from Shauna Niequist that centered on her passion: food. This book is filled with essays on food, family, friends, and faith. Her stories are about the everyday, yet each one has an insight into the significance that exists in each moment. Each essay turns into a little drama to tell. I liked how there was so much truth that existed here about the beauty of Christian community. It made me long for that kind of community in my own life and put into motion actions to make that happen. I also liked how she incorporated some thoughts on shame, which is reminiscent of Brene Brown's work. Most of the essays are connected with a recipe that Shauna loves and uses. The recipes included look delicious, interesting, and simple. I've already made the enchiladas last weekend, and they turned out to be a crowd pleaser.

I wanted to love this book as much I loved _Bittersweet_, but I couldn't seem to do it. Her voice was hard for me to connect with. Shauna is living a more privileged and charmed life than 99.9% of the world. She has a supportive family and in-laws, spends entire summers on Lake Michigan, has the ability to travel with her kids around the world so that they can "learn," hosts dinner parties with place cards and menus, possesses the time to train for a marathon, and eats lots of crusty bread interwoven with the amazing conversations with laughter, tears, deep emotions in every other chapter. I am so happy that Shauna is loving her life and pursuing her passions, but I just can't relate to that Shauna. In fact, I think there is very few that can unless she is white, female, married, upper-middle class, suburban, and Christian.

All the same, I did like the book, and I do like Shauna. My hopes is that she continues to grow in her writing style to be inclusive to other communities that may not include people just like her.
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There is much to enjoy about Shauna Niequist's bloggy book about the profundities of eating and drinking, and much of my enjoyment comes from my admiration for Niequist's honest--and sometimes quasi-confessional--approach to food. She eats cobbler for breakfast. She discusses the tangled relationship between food and shame in a way that's both sympathetic and sensible; "I feel this pain, and it's real, but I can deal with it."

As when reading any book about food, I found that I left Niequist's book with a gnawing stomach. The recipes, mmm. The menu pairings, mmm-ier.

At the same time, I also found myself not particularly hungry for the sort of thing that Niequist wants most to render attractive--the fellowship that she asserts comes with eating and drinking well with friends. Perhaps it's me--introverted me--but reading about dinner party after dinner party left me, though ready and primed for a fine meal, weary from the thought of so many people and so much talk. Food for Niequist is sacramental in both symbolic resonance and function--and this is a truth upon which she's right to insist. Yet I found myself wondering: could food be as functionally sacramental if it weren't so lush as it consistently is through this series of essays? Could a scrambled egg and toast, shared with an old friend over a glass of milk, serve the same function that the bacon-wrapped figs and ever flowing wine do? Could equally beautiful moments be made on a George Foreman grill in a college dorm room, or must Wusthof knives and Le Creuset cookware be involved in the preparation for it to be valuable? In short, how beautiful must the food be for the food experience to be beautiful as well?
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