Discovering God among Butchers, Bakers, and Fresh Food Makers
Author: Margaret Feinberg
God is a foodie who wants to transform your supper into sacrament. One of America's most beloved teachers and writers, Margaret Feinberg, goes on a remarkable journey to unearth God's perspective on food. She writes that since the opening of creation, God, the Master Chef, seeds the world with pomegranates and passionfruit, beans and greens and tangerines. When the Israelites wander in the desert for forty years, God, the Pastry Chef, delivers the sweet bread of heaven. After arriving in the Promised Land, God reveals himself as Barbecue Master, delighting in meat sacrifices. Like his Foodie Father, Jesus throws the disciples an unforgettable two-course farewell supper to be repeated until his return. This groundbreaking book provides a culinary exploration of Scripture. You'll descend 400 feet below ground into the frosty white caverns of a salt mine, fish on the Sea of Galilee, bake fresh matzo at Yale University, ferry to a remote island in Croatia to harvest olives, spend time with a Texas butcher known as "the meat apostle," and wander a California farm with one of the world's premier fig farmers. With each visit, Margaret asks, "How do you read these Scriptures, not as theologians, but in light of what you do every day?" Their answers will forever change the way you read the Bible - and approach every meal. Taste and See is a delicious read that includes dozens of recipes for those who, like Margaret, believe some of life's richest moments are spent savoring a meal with those you love. Perhaps God's foodie focus is meant to do more than satisfy our bellies. It's meant to heal our souls, as we learn to taste and see the goodness of God together. After all, food is God's love made edible. See you around the table!
The book Taste and See: 40 Praise Principles for successful Living touches on the nitty-gritty of thanking, praising and worshipping God as a prelude to living a life of extraordinary good success. It postulates that praising God with zeal and enthusiasm makes Him to open His door of grace unto us. The book also enjoins us to praise God continuously, continuingly and continually. It advocates for the true praise of God which comes naturally and effortlessly and draws us to the presence of God. It states that, for the praise of God to be acceptable, it must be relaxed and unpretentious. It also identifies a true worshipper as someone who worships God when it is convenient or inconvenient, easy or difficult, good or bad. This eight-chapter book is down to earth practical. It has 4o praise principles which instruct the reader on how he can embark on the praise and worship that will be acceptable to the Almighty God. There are also practical aphorisms that are spread all over the pages of the book from the beginning to he end. At the end of each chapter are also practical exercises which are designed to draw the reader more closely to God as well as build up a lasting relationship with Him.
Experiencing the Goodness of God with Our Five Senses
Author: Ginny Kubitz Moyer
Pubpsher: Loyola Press
Most Catholics are quite comfortable with the idea of encountering God with hearts and minds. Using the heart or brain to “sense” God’s presence doesn’t feel like a stretch. But the notion of finding God with our five senses—sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste—could seem strange indeed. In fact, it might even seem worldly or downright wrong. In Taste and See, Ginny Kubitz Moyer beautifully counters this common misunderstanding. Using personal stories, anecdotes, and Scripture, she demonstrates how the five senses are a powerful, biblically based means for us to encounter God, not only as we practice our faith but also as we participate in the “messy splendor” of daily life. Each sense is allotted five chapters, each of which highlights a different experience of that sense. Every chapter concludes with Ignatian Examen-inspired prayer steps that encourage us to recognize and reflect upon God’s presence and goodness in the physical world. From roses to the rosary, from candle smoke to Communion wine, Taste and See helps readers truly find God in all things—from the mundane to the sublime.
Since its original publication in 1976, this primer on personal spirituality has deepened and enriched the lives of thousands of readers. Now it is republished in a revised edition expanded to include a new chapter on seeing the presence of God in others and an annotated bibliography of resources on Christian spirituality.
Life is indeed a journey. True, a journey with ups and downs. My life s journey (with its retreats, readings, sharing with people of varied experiences etc.), has enriched me with these poems, short reflections and wisdom sayings. Poems are a fruit of man s communication with the divine. Short reflections are inspired by the Word of God. Wisdom sayings are born from varied experiences and encounters. Believe you me, this work is well reflected, articulated well and well put. Every serious communicator has to read and befriend themselves with this work! I am thrilled and feel proud that this work is a dream come true.
A Devotional Powerhouse! This revision of the follow-up to the popular A Godward Life adds twenty fresh entries to the original 120 daily meditations that are solid meat and sweet milk from God’s Word. The new entries broach current and controversial subject matter, such as partial-birth abortion and gay marriage. Piper asks the hardest questions and finds wonderfully poignant but practical and applicable truths from the Bible. These 350 pages of substantive spiritual nourishment will brace readers’ minds with truth and nourish their hearts with God’s sovereign grace. Pastors and lay leaders particularly will appreciate the three indexes included. They don’t need to look any further to find a pertinent illustration or tidbit of inspiration! Expanded Edition of the Popular Godward Life II Devotional Taste and see…The Lord is good. Psalm 34:8 The soul tastes truth like the lips taste food. Spiritual hunger cries out for rich, substantial nourishment. It is remarkable how much meat these daily portions contain. Skillfully presented by pastor John Piper, this devotional of contemporary meditations on biblical reality will whet your appetite for more of God Himself and refresh you in your daily communion with Christ. “This volume is a treasure of true doctrine applied to life.” -R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary “Going to sleep with John Piper’s words on your mind will coax you from complacency and wake you up to a passionate faith.” -Phil Callaway, speaker and bestselling author Story Behind the Book John Piper’s life-long love affair with his church is evidenced in each of the 140 articles included in Taste and See. Originally, each article was written for his flock at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis . They are sometimes follow-ups to Sunday sermons; sometimes meditations of a pastor’s heart, expressing his longing for the holiness of his congregation. Many of the entries are his own relentless interrogations of a biblical text. A few are colorful anecdotes from a pastor’s daily life—a pastor whose heartbeat for God pulsates through every word.
TASTE AND SEE, WAS COMPOSED WITHIN SIX HOURS. THIS BOOK EXPRESSES THE LOVE OF ALMIGHTY GOD TOWARDS HIS SUFFERING CHILDREN. CHAPTER ONE TASTE AND SEE My Lord, You have placed me in the midst of a multitude of suffering people. Strengthen me, my God, so that I can walk with Your suffering children so that they too, may Taste and See the goodness of Your beloved and suffering Son, Jesus. Guide me, my Lord, in the direction of Your sweet Throne of Healing so that I can enter Your realm of Peace, with the wounded souls of Your loved ones. Let us Taste and See the goodness that unveils Your ever-flowing rivers and fountains of Mercy, my Lord. CHAPTER FOUR JESUS THE BREAD OF LIFE Lord Jesus, I long for Your Bread of life. Everyday, I look forward to sharing Your Heavenly food with my brothers and sisters whom You place in my presence. Show me, O Bread of Life, how to love and forgive all who have, and will offend me, as You love and forgive those who continuously offend You. Show me, O Bread of Life, Your merciful kindness, as I draw nearer to Your realm of Sanctity. Share with me Your secrets of Divine nourishment, so that I can grow in the wisdom and knowledge of my Perfect Lord and Savior. JESUS THE BREAD OF LIFE O precious Bread of Life, I will tell all, of Your unselfish and faithful love, for all of Your starving children. I will tell all, of Your obedience to the Father, and Your continuous desire to please Him. I will tell of His perfect devotion to You, and all of His creation. O Bread of Life, please come to me, so that I will hunger no more.
A beautiful blend of seasonal recipes and valuable information tied to the liturgical calendar. This delightful book is divided into five sections that include Advent, Easter, Christmas, Lent, and Ordinary time with each section beginning with information about the season and ending with a prayer. All recipes are easy to make and each page contains a significant scripture verse. This book makes a perfect gift for friends, family, teachers, and co-workers.