Eat with Joy: Redeeming God's Gift of Food

Eat with Joy: Redeeming God's Gift of Food Review

Food is the source of endless angst and anxiety. We struggle with obesity and eating disorders. Reports of agricultural horror stories give us worries about whether our food is healthy, nutritious or justly produced. It's hard to know if our food is really good for us or for society. Our relationship with food is complicated to say the least. But God intended for us to delight in our food. Rachel Stone calls us to rediscover joyful eating by receiving food as God's good gift of provision and care for us. She shows us how God intends for us to relate to him and each other through food, and how our meals can become expressions of generosity, community and love of neighbor. Eating together can bring healing to those with eating disorders, and we can make wise choices for sustainable agriculture. Ultimately, redemptive eating is a sacramental act of culture making through which we gratefully herald the feast of the kingdom of God. Filled with practical insights and some tasty recipes, this book provides a Christian journey into the delight of eating. Come to the table, partake of the Bread of Life--and eat with joy.

Title:Eat with Joy: Redeeming God's Gift of Food
Edition Language:English

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  • Rachel

    Each paragraph of this book longs to be a chapter; each chapter its own book. There is, of course, a place for the book that gives a sweeping overview of a broad area of inquiry, but the drawback of s...

  • Tim

    Rachel Marie Stone’s book is a feast for those who care about how society views food and food ethics. I'm a guy who tends to eat whatever he wants, whenever he wants and somehow never manages to gai...

  • Ashley Pike

    I absolutely loved this book! It gave me a whole new perspective on food, whether that be enjoying it with other people or making it. So many different areas she covers on food. I honestly wasn't expe...

  • Julia

    Ever since I first tripped over this book with its beautiful name promising at such a great blessing and the beauty of the words made from actual food I was charmed into wanting to dive into its page...

  • Kara

    2.5 stars. This book wasn’t what I expected... after listening to an interview with the author on a podcast, I really expected it to be a biblical approach to intuitive eating. It had tiny bits of t...

  • Katie

    The first chapter was amazing and really struck home for me. However, as a whole, the book was only ok. It didn't dramatically change my life and I even disagree a little bit with some of her points- ...

  • Barb

    3.5 stars. I have mixed thoughts on this book. Some of the chapters I really liked and others I found too preachy and somewhat annoying. She really bashes McDonald's and although I know they aren't pe...

  • Linda Cirillo

    This examination of our relationship to food is a worthy endeavor. Americans, most especially, would do well do stop and think about our abundance and how it's made, how we treat it, and how we think ...

  • Michelle

    A comprehensive reflection on food from a biblical and sociological perspective...

  • Hope

    A few years ago, when I first saw the word "foodie," I was amazed that anyone would admit to loving to eat. It seemed vaguely sinful. But as I've read other books about how communal eating meets deep ...