Bread, Body, Spirit Finding the Sacred in Food

ISBN-10: 1594732426

ISBN-13: 9781594732423

Edition: 2008

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Through a beautiful, diverse and eclectic array of personal narratives, fiction, sacred texts and verse, this inspiring book offers new perspectives on the unique ways that food nourishes our connection to the Divine. Tracing our foods journey from the garden and the slaughterhouse to preparing, cooking and serving meals in our homes and at our feasts, these writings will speak to your heart and allow you to journey beyond physical satisfaction to the sacred connection between food and feeding our souls. Drawing from many faith traditions and backgroundsChristian, Jewish, Native American, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, and Sikhthis collection contemplates, illuminates and unveils the mysteries to be discovered in harvest and banquet as well as hunger.
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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: LongHill Partners, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682

Diana Abu-Jaber is the author of two novels, Crescent , which was awarded the 2004 PEN Center USA Award for Literary Fiction, and Arabian Jazz , which won the 1994 Oregon Book Award. She is also the author of The Language of Baklava: A Memoir.

Diane Ackerman was born on October 7, 1948 in Waukegan, Illinois. She received a B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University and her M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. in English from Cornell University. Poet, author, educator, adventurer, and naturalist, she tries to bridge science and art in her writing, exploring questions of who we are, where we come from, and how we fit into the fabric of the world. She has written many books of poetry including The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral; Wife of Light; Jaguar of Sweet Laughter: New and Selected Poems; Origami Bridges: Poems of Psychoanalysis and Fire; and I Praise My Destroyer. Her nonfiction works include A Natural History of the Senses; A Natural History of Love; The Moon by Whale Light: And Other Adventures Among Bats, Crocodilians, Penguins, and Whales; An Alchemy of Mind; and On Extended Wings. She also writes nature books for children including Animal Sense; Monk Seal Hideaway; and Bats: Shadows in the Night. She is coeditor of a Norton anthology, The Book of Love. Her essays about nature and human nature have appeared in Parade, National Geographic, The New York Times, and The New Yorker magazines. She hosted a five-hour PBS television series inspired by A Natural History of the Senses. She received the Orion Book Award for The Zookeepers Wife. Her other awards include the Abbie Copps Poetry Prize, Black Warrior Poetry Prize, Pushcart Prize, Peter I. B. Lavan award, and the Wordsmith award. She has taught at a variety of universities, including Columbia and Cornell.

Barbara Tanner Angell was the author of several collections of poetry, including The Long Turn toward Light and Games and Puzzles.

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold , Sensei, is the vice-abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery and the branch president of the Zen Center of New York City, and also manages the National Buddhist Prison Sangha. His teachings have appeared in various journals and in The Best Buddhist Writing 2005.

The Garden: Acts of Faith
Jalal ad-Din ar-Rumi: The Blossom Gives Way to the Fruit
Meister Eckhart: The Seed of God
Sister Miriam Therese MacGillis: Food as Sacrament
The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows: Lemon Love
Alison Luterman: Every Piece of Fruit
Kahlil Gibran: Speak to Us of Eating and Drinking
Fish, Fowl, Flesh: Acknowledging Responsibility
A Native American Blessing: Sacrifice
From the Taittiriya Upanishad: Cycle
Nancy Willard: A Wreath to the Fish
Betty Fussell: On Murdering Eels and Laundering Swine
Rabbi Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi: Are They Kosher?
Barbara Kingsolver: Free Breakfast
Jane Goodall: Tale of the Giveaway Buffalo
Matthew 26:26: Blessing
Michael Benedikt: The Beef Epitaph
Barbara Tanner Angell: Deer Season
Cooking: Taking Action
Edward Espe Brown: How Could I Have Ever Known It Would Be Like This?
Julius Lester: Braiding Challah
Mary Beth Crain: Food and God: Cooking as a Spiritual Calling
Lama Surya Das: Keep Cooking
Bernard Glassman and Rick Fields: Flour, Water, and Determination
Serving: Nurturing
Buddhist Meal Gatha
Martin Buber: His Table an Altar
Brother Lawrence: Love Is Everything
Guru Gobind Singh: To Feed a Hungry Mouth Is to Feed the Guru
Diane Ackerman: Accepting
Zen Master Eihei Dogen: How to Share All Offerings
Jacqueline Kramer: Warm Sweet Milk
Amanda Cook: Sugar-Frosted Memories
Eating: Being Present
Karyn D. Kedar: There Is Nothing More Profound
Julia S. Kasdorf: Onion, Fruit of Grace
Wendell Berry: The Pleasures of Eating
Marc David: How We Eat
Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei: Just Enough
Bich Minh Nguyen: The Plum's Eye
Fasts: Letting Go
Omid Safi: Ramadan, Date Omelets, and Global Compassion
Rabbi Irwin Kula and Vanessa L. Ochs: A Meditation on Fasting
Ram Dass: Stuffing Our Egos
Helen Nearing: Casting Off His Body
Rabi'a al-`Adawiyya: Miracle Onion
Jessica Swift: I Can Eat Chocolate for Breakfast
Feasts: Reaping
Rabbi Rami Shapiro: Heaven and Hell
Diana Abu-Jaber: I've Heard Angels at Dinner
Lynne Meredith Schreiber: Inheriting the Earth
Mary Rose O'Reilley: Key Lime Pie
Joan Chittister, osb: Table Fellowship
Compost: No Beginning and No End
The Qur'an 6:141: He Does Not Love the Wasters
Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki: A Worm in the Rice
Taittiriya Upanishad Part III: Food Is God
Kristen Wolf: The Parable of the Squash
Haven Kimmel: Diner
Alisa Smith and J. B. MacKinnon: One Beautiful Meal
Grace: Communion
Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji: The Path
Laurie Colwin: Feeding the Multitudes
Lawrence Raab: Since You Asked
Elias Canetti: Potlatch
Lynn L. Caruso: Communion
Sara Miles: Crossing II
Grace Paley: Peacemeal
Mary Oliver: Rice
Ways to Share Your Meal
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