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Saying Grace: Blessings for the Family Table
     

Saying Grace: Blessings for the Family Table

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by David Dean (Illustrator), Sarah McElwain (Editor)
 

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Offering thanks for our daily bread is just about universal. This collection of 120 mealtime blessings spans the globe and reaches back hundreds of years to include a wide range of sentiments, from the amusing to the heartfelt to the sacred. A Chinese proverb gives us this reminder, "When eating bamboo shoots, remember the man who planted them." The Irish lyrically

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Offering thanks for our daily bread is just about universal. This collection of 120 mealtime blessings spans the globe and reaches back hundreds of years to include a wide range of sentiments, from the amusing to the heartfelt to the sacred. A Chinese proverb gives us this reminder, "When eating bamboo shoots, remember the man who planted them." The Irish lyrically ask that "the sweet light within you guide you on your way." And for those who like to cut to the chase, there's "Good bread, good meat, good God, let's eat." What they have in common is a joyous and heartwarming appreciation for life's bounty. Beautifully illustrated, these pages offer those gathered around the table time-honored words of gratitude. In the words of a 19th century blessing, "May others all these blessings share, and hearts be grateful everywhere."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811840255
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
1,252,205
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

David Dean is a London-based illustrator.

Sarah McElwain is the editor of @METRO, The Metropolitan New York Library Council Newsletter and a teacher at The Writers Studio. She lives in New York City.

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Saying Grace: Blessings for the Family Table 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautiful and meaningful selection of graces from a wide range of cultures and faiths.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
mh12 More than 1 year ago
This book is filled with short, simple before-meal prayers from around the world. If you're tired of the same routine or just add something special to your meals, this is a good way to do it.