Eat with Joy: Redeeming God's Gift of Food

Eat with Joy: Redeeming God's Gift of Food

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Eat with Joy: Redeeming God's Gift of Food by Rachel Marie Stone

The 2014 Christianity Today Book Award Winner (Christian Living)

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830836581
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,226,266
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Rachel Marie Stone (M.A., Loyola University Chicago) is a regular writer for Christianity Today's Her.meneutics blog. She has also written for such publications as Christianity Today, Books & Culture, Catapult, Relevant, Flourish and The Huffington Post. She enjoys gardening and meal-making with her husband and two sons.

She is coeditor (with Timothy Stone and Julius Steinberg) of the forthcoming book The Shape of the Writings.

Norman Wirzba (Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago) is research professor of theology, ecology and rural life at Duke Divinity School. He holds memberships in the American Academy of Religion, the Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology and the International Association for Environmental Philosophy.

Wirzba is the author of Food and Faith (Cambridge), Living the Sabbath (Cambridge) and The Paradise of God (Oxford) as well as numerous reviews and articles, including "Agrarianism After Modernity: An Opening for Grace" in After Modernity? Secularity, Globalization, and the Re-Enchantment of the World (Baylor).

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