Humbled, Grateful & Slightly Terrified–Eat with Joy: Redeeming God’s Gift of Food–Now Available for Pre-order!

Humbled, Grateful & Slightly Terrified–Eat with Joy: Redeeming God’s Gift of Food–Now Available for Pre-order! October 24, 2012

I’m humbled, grateful, excited, and slightly terrified to see that my book is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com:

I did not write a book on “redeeming God’s gift of food” and on “eating with joy” because eating and food is uncomplicated for me–quite the opposite. My story was never one of eating disorder such that would make a good after school special (The Best Little Girl in the World, anyone!?), but it was a story common to many American women and girls–that constant, nagging, calorie-tally in the head. The sense that ‘everything else’ would come together if I could just lose a little more weight, or tighten that flabby area, or get my sweet tooth under control. It even had Christian overtones: Christians should stay thin and lovely, Christians shouldn’t be ‘gluttons.’ Meanwhile, conflicting notions of dietary “righteousness” abound: local, organic, vegan, Nourishing Traditions, macrobiotic, freegan…

Food and eating–even and especially in this Land of Plenty–are complicated, touching on family, finance, community, faith, justice, creation care, and more. Even so, I think God invites us eat with joy. 

{Really looking forward to hearing what you think of it!}

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