“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.” — Charles William Eliot
While it is no secret that we are kitchen people here at GraceTable, we are also word people with an appetite for books! *Happy sigh* Just as real food nourishes our bodies, we find a different satiation in the lingering meal of a few well penned words. Words are soul-food, we say. Our spirits need these filling phrases, these occasionally, provocative flavors, well tendered from the creative kitchens of others who share our penchant for scrumptious strings of well-spun sentences, with lingering aftertastes of meditative thought and sometimes, with a surprise twist of humor, conviction but always, with grace.
One brilliant meal deserves another, and so we have set the table here for you, with a few of our favorite word feasts.
We thought it would be fun to share a few of our favorite hospitality/food/kitchen/faith related books with you, in hopes of introducing you to a few new flavors and some inspiring friends.
Here is our list in no particular order:
*all of these are affiliate links, which doesn’t cost you a dime more, but only helps us keep food on the table here*
Radical Hospitality: Benedict’s Way of Love: Benedict’s Way of Love, 2nd Edition
by Loni Collins Pratt and Father Daniel Homan
Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition by Christine D. Pohl
The Spirit of Food: Thirty-four Writers on Feasting and Fasting toward God by Leslie Leyland Fields (Editor)
Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating by Norma Wirzba
Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist
Small Things with Great Love: Adventures in Loving Your Neighbor by Margot Starbuck
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle
The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection (Modern Library Paperbacks) by Rober Farrar Capon (Read Kimberlee’s review HERE)
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingslover
Looking for more recommendations? Check out our BOOKS page.
Tell us, what books are you reading right now? What is your favorite book related to food, faith or hospitality?