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Recipe for Joy

Recipe for Joy

A Stepmom's Story of Finding Faith, Following Love, and Feeding a Family

by Robin Davis

Robin Davis thought she had the perfect recipe for life—until God mixed up the ingredients and made it even better.

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

There were three things food writer Robin Davis promised she would never do: move back to Ohio, get married, or join an organized religion. Read more about Robin's book and faith journey here.

Read An Excerpt

Read An Excerpt

"This is the story of how someone who turned her back on God found her way back when she didn't even know she was lost." Read the prologue from Recipe for Joy.

Recipe: Warm Goat Cheese Salad

Recipe: Warm Goat Cheese Salad

A step-by-step recipe for a favorite salad Robin makes for her family.

Letting God Back In: A Q&A with Robin Davis

Letting God Back In: A Q&A with Robin Davis

"The biggest change in my life - bigger even than getting married and becoming a stepmother - was letting God back in. It was like opening the shades of a darkened room and letting in the light. It changed everything."

Robin Davis' Blog

Robin Davis' Blog

Author, chef, wife, stepmother ... check out Robin Davis's personal blog here.

Book Club Roundtable

Life With Food: A Moving Spiritual Memoir

Life With Food: A Moving Spiritual Memoir

Phil Fox Rose

By eating together, we cement the bonds of real community, and the mutual obligation that comes with it.

The Adventure You Never Saw Coming

The Adventure You Never Saw Coming

Karen Spears Zacharias

Davis's story reminds me once again that there is nothing sedate or mundane about the life of a Believer. They don't call it a faith journey for nothing, you know.

A Gospel of Food

A Gospel of Food

Erin Wathen

Robin Davis seems keenly aware of God's care for her, as she learns to navigate life as a new wife and mother. But I was keenly aware of another layer of good news at work in this story... 

An Entertaining and Heart-Wrenching Memoir

An Entertaining and Heart-Wrenching Memoir

Sarah Reinhard

This book plumbed my heart in ways few books have. The gift within these pages is found in the love that's within the very core of the story itself.


A Delicious Read

A Delicious Read

Jennilee Miller

Robin Davis is real and transparent in a refreshing way about the challenges of motherhood, and the special challenges that come with being a step-parent.  

In the Breaking of the Bread

In the Breaking of the Bread

Joanne McPortland

Recipe for Joy has a 3-part subtitle, but in truth the process is not sequential: we find faith, follow love, and feed our families all at once and inseparably.

Spiritual and Religious: A Recipe for Joy!

Spiritual and Religious: A Recipe for Joy!

Bruce G. Epperly

Robin Davis recognizes that our openness to the movements of divine providence is a "recipe for joy" through which we are often "surprised by joy," to quote the title of a book by C.S. Lewis.

God Had Other Plans

God Had Other Plans

Frank Viola

This is a well written and enjoyable book about presuming on God's plan and then discovering it in ways that one would never expect.

Recipe for Joy Book Trailer

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