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.
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.
"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.
A step-by-step recipe for a favorite salad Robin makes for her family.
"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."
Author, chef, wife, stepmother ... check out Robin Davis's personal blog here.
Phil Fox Rose
By eating together, we cement the bonds of real community, and the mutual obligation that comes with it.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.