Sunday Dinners: Food, Family, and Faith from Our Favorite Pastors

Sunday Dinners: Food, Family, and Faith from Our Favorite Pastors

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by Diane Cowen
     
 

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Sunday Dinners brings readers to the kitchen and dining-room tables of thirteen of America’s favorite pastors and their families as they share their Sunday traditions, mealtime blessings, inspiring stories, strong family values, and favorite recipes.

Research shows that eating dinner together strengthens a family’s bond, and Sunday dinners are

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Sunday Dinners brings readers to the kitchen and dining-room tables of thirteen of America’s favorite pastors and their families as they share their Sunday traditions, mealtime blessings, inspiring stories, strong family values, and favorite recipes.

Research shows that eating dinner together strengthens a family’s bond, and Sunday dinners are especially sacred. They are a time to bring everyone together, catch up, teach children manners and social skills, stay connected with teens, learn about family history and values, and nourish our bodies and souls.

In Sunday Dinners, the pastor families who share their experiences are known not just for their successes in the pulpit and in their communities but also for the strong families they have built. They preach it, and they live it, and that’s inspiring. This is a cookbook to be read and savored, to remind us that no matter how busy we think we are, we can still take time to come together, break bread, and connect with family and good friends.

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In today’s busy world, families don’t often make time to sit down for a meal together. Cowen, editor of the religion and food sections of the Houston Chronicle, presents this compilation of stories and recipes that celebrate the importance of the traditional Sunday meal. Each chapter features a pastor and his or her family, including well-known figures such as Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes, and George Foreman, who share stories of childhood family meals, traditions, and favorite dishes. Many of the pastors highlighted are from Texas, although a few other states are represented, and this is apparent in some of the recipes, which are typical Southern dishes such as macaroni and cheese, grits, and cornbread. Many of the recipes are traditional comfort foods, but, for some readers, the frequent use of rich ingredients such as butter, cream cheese, and creamed soups may make them suitable only for special occasions rather than weekly options.

Verdict Readers will enjoy the inspirational stories of families coming together at the table as well as the variety of delicious recipes.—Melissa Stoeger, Deerfield P.L., IL
(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449443894
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
09/10/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
6 MB

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Meet the Author

Diane Cowen is a career journalist with more than twenty-five years of experience in news and feature writing and editing at U.S. newspapers. She is currently the editor of both religion and food sections at the Houston Chronicle, a Hearst newspaper and the largest newspaper in the U.S. with a stand-alone religion section. She has won numerous awards at state and national levels for news and feature writing and editing. At the Houston Chronicle, she was editor of several major projects, including stories that won the Dart Award and the James Beard Award. She is a longtime active member of the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors and in 2009 was the president of that group, the largest trade organization for newspaper features editors. Its members oversee coverage of books, food, religion, and other lifestyle and arts/entertainment topics at newspapers large and small across the U.S.

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Sunday Dinners: Food, Family, and Faith from Our Favorite Pastors 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Sunday Dinners Food, Family, And Faith From Our Favorite Pastors Author: Diane Cowen Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Published: 9-10-2013 Pages: 220 ISBN: 1449427103 E-Book ASIN: B00CDKXGAQ Genre: Memoirs, Cooking When I remember the Sunday dinners when I was growing up I remember that they were much more elaborate than normal weekday meals and Saturday was the day we would be out for family time and was usually something quick and simple. As the daughter of a minister I was blessed to enjoy many a Sunday dinners with my family, neighbors and friends. Meals that we close to holiday meals. The door would be open to friends and family to join us. Often we would have a visiting church speaker or missionary visit and spend the night. Even today I carry on the tradition in my own home. Sunday Dinners is a cross of memoirs of various pastors and their favorite Sunday dinner recipes. I enjoyed reading their stories and thoughts on the Sabbath day meals and what they remember most about them now and as they grew up. It was interesting to find that many followed the same traditions and did my family. The are quick, simple stories that will take you back to those family Sundays and bring a smile to your heart. You may recognize some of the names of those pastors and gain a better insight into what makes them such effective ambassadors for our Lord. You will also find you mouth watering at the recipes offered to you to try. Along with the beautiful photographs of many of the dishes the recipes and short glimpses into the lives and faith of men and women who have devoted their lives to God make this a very special book. So much more than a cookbook. You will be quick to get your copy today.