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The Feast: Meditations on the Bread of Life

The Feast: Meditations on the Bread of Life

by Gregory Post, Charles Turner

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This is a meditative book that collects various literary and biblical passages about physical food, spiritual food, hunger, and feasts. The passages are connected by the authors' own reflections on Christian liturgical feeding and on the visible world as it mirrors the invisible. This book becomes a profound reflection on Christian sacramental, incarnational belief, and everyday life and aspiration sustained by tasting ``the Bread of Breads that is our salvation.'' Recommended for most public libraries.
Mary Deeley
This is a wonderful collection of thoughts on food and eating. The authors have gathered together biblical images, contemporary literary works, and references to popular cinema to show how basic food is to our lives. They use these images to talk of spiritual nourishment in a way that is neither overly cute nor terribly sophisticated. Rather, Post and Turner invite the reader to taste the images presented in their reflections and, in the end, to offer Eucharist (thanksgiving) for them. Their observation that "the principle of redemption is present in every bite of food that we receive with thanksgiving" is one to be cherished and shared.

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HarperCollins Publishers
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