Saturday, March 30, 2013

Review: Bread&Wine by:Shauna Niequist

About the Book:
As a follow up to her two-bestselling books, Bittersweet and Cold Tangerines, author and blogger Shauna Niequist returns with the perfect read for those who love food and value the community and connection of family and friends around the table.

Bread & Wine is a collection of essays about family relationships, friendships, and the meals that bring us together. This mix of Anne Lamott and Barefoot Contessa is a funny, honest, and vulnerable spiritual memoir. Bread & Wine is a celebration of food shared, reminding readers of the joy found in a life around the table. It's about the ways God teaches and nourishes people as they nourish the people around them. It's about hunger, both physical and otherwise, and the connections between the two.

With wonderful recipes included, from Bacon-Wrapped Dates to Mango Chicken Curry to Blueberry Crisp, readers will be able to recreate the comforting and satisfying meals that come to life in Bread & Wine.
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About the Author:
Shauna Niequist is the author of Cold Tangerines, Bittersweet, and Bread & Wine. Shauna grew up in Barrington, Illinois, and then studied English and French Literature at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. She is married to Aaron Niequist, who is a pianist and songwriter. Aaron is a worship leader at Willow Creek Community Church and is recording a project called A New Liturgy. Aaron & Shauna live outside Chicago with their sons, Henry and Mac. Shauna writes about the beautiful and broken moments of everyday life--friendship, family, faith, food, marriage, love, babies, books, celebration, heartache, and all the other things that shape us, delight us, and reveal to us the heart of God. You can find out more about Shauna and read her blog at

My Review:
 My three all time favorite things in life God, Family, and food. Shauna Niequist has combined all three in her book Bread&Wine. This book asks you to examine your own life and try to remember those times when you and your family gathered around the dinner table and shared your lives with one another. Nothing fancy or too involved. Just lovin' on each other and enjoyin' each other. She has also included some really great, down home recipes that you are sure to love.

 Have you ever just sat around the dinner table and just watched your other family members and just tried to enjoy the moment? I know I have. I have four young children and I know one day they will all leave home. I just hope and pray that they will return with their children so that I can share some good food and my love with them. Life is too short to let get away from you. The author has alot of great stories and insight I'm sure you could use for your next get together.

**Disclosure** I received this book at no charge for my honest review from Handlebar Publishing.