A mouth watering, soul satisfying read…
The book is broken up into four main parts and include a collection of vignettes which end with a recipe (most times). The combination of heartfelt storytelling, fellowship memories and fabulously detailed food, stirs the soul as well as the appetite. My mouth waters as I leaf through the pages. The connections Shauna makes with memories, food, people and life around the table, as she calls it- will leave you desiring to cook, fling open your doors and throw caution to the wind. This book is dangerous-in a good way.
She shares bits of her life along the way, with lessons, challenging us to live a little more freely by shedding our tendencies to wait for perfect timing, circumstances and dwelling spaces. She longs for us to share it all with those God has in our lives and savor each moment to the fullest. The food, people and places -the tender times, painful times of our lives all combine to create a pot of precious memories. Shauna brings these delights together somehow and has shared beautifully, everything from painful losses to celebratory vacations and more.
Both the stories and recipes shared are written in a way that feel Shauna is talking to you right from across the table or side by side at the counter. Also included is a four week book club/cooking club discussion guide.
I’m hungry as I write this review…
I ‘d give this read 5 Stars or bars…of chocolate. Melted, drizzled over um, say
shortbread with a side of espresso. Or maybe I could whip up some Gaia Cookies! Join me?
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7 thoughts on “Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist (Book Review)”
“I am hungry as I write this review”…. haha, me too! Life around the table…yes, that was one of the things I missed so much when we lived in the USA, long dinners, discussions, enjoying each others company etc. The Mediterranian area is famous for this!Thanks for this scrumptious review.
enjoyed this review.
Ah, now I see why you suggested this for me yesterday. 🙂
Hahaha! Yup! Loving your new blog look, lady!
Thanks, for checking in Marja. I need to move to Europe…
I have heard about this book so much lately but didn't really know anything about it until I read your review. I think it needs to be put on my reading list! Thank you so much for sharing. Blessings! Love, Rachael @ Inking the Heart
Great review, I actually hadn't seen a review of it yet. So glad you shared it!Marissahttp://forfunreadinglist.blogspot.com
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