Keeping the Feast: Metaphors for the Meal by Milton Brasher-Cunningham
Keeping the Feast is an excellent short book made up of chapters which talk about the importance of Communion (The Lord’s Supper). In a light-hearted fashion, Brasher-Cunningham shares his experiences as a cook, along with other stories. He alternates these stories with poems and recipes. He divides his chapters into culinary themes such as signature dish, daily bread, cooking line, soup kitchen, comfort food and defining moment.
I found the book a delightful read. I would suggest reading one chapter at a time. Slowly read the poem and meditate on its significance. The recipes give a delightful tactile experience to reading the book. I think this is the point of the book. Brasher-Cunningham wants the reader to understand that we experience God in a daily lives, and our daily lives involve eating together. This communion experience is an essential part to learning more about God and it is essential to church unity. We learn about God not just in the Bible, but in the experience and community of a simple meal. Life happens. We share stories, and we enjoy one another.Brasher-Cunningham blogs at Don’t Eat Alone. Like his blog, the book of full of delightful stories of faith. He also keeps a recipe blog. I would recommend this book as a short devotional for anyone who loves food and who loves Jesus.
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