April 4, 2013

Bread and Wine

Last summer my sister brought down a couple of books that she had been reading, Cold Tangerines and Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist. I devoured both of these books over our two week period together, staying up late in the tent on Ometepe Island and reading in the hammocks of Playa Maderas. There was something about Shauna´s writing that drew me in; she was real, I could relate, each story was powerful and reflected back on the goodness of God. It was good for my soul.

I was thrilled to hear that Shauna was releasing her third book, Bread & Wine: My Love Letter to Life Around the Table, with Recipes this year and was fortunate to be given the opportunity to read an advanced copy.

It is a wonderfully written, funny and honest spiritual memoir, one that encourages us to gather around the table with friends and family in order to live life well and in relationship. She has even included a few of her favorite recipes this time, the Mango Chicken Curry is delicious and perfect for our current mango season here in Nicaragua.

Bread and Wine will be released on April 9th. I have already ordered a few extra copies for some special friends and am in the midst of organizing a “book club” via Skype with my sisters and mom. I can´t wait to read it again!

Read more about Shauna and her work here: http://www.shaunaniequist.com/

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