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Publisher's Summary

Bread & Wine is a literary feast about the moments and meals that bring us together.

New York Times best-selling author Shauna Niequist offers an enchanting mix of funny and vulnerable storytelling in this collection of recipes and essays about the surprising and sacred things that happen when people gather around the table.

With beautiful and evocative writing, Shauna explores the sweet and savory moments when family and friends sit down together. She invites us to see how God teaches and feeds us even as we nourish the people around us and ponders how hunger, loneliness, and restlessness lead us back to the table again.

Part cookbook and part spiritual memoir, Bread & Wine illuminates how sharing food together mirrors the way we share our hearts with each other and with God. And it explores what it means to follow a God who reveals his presence in breaking bread and passing a cup.

For anyone who has found themselves swapping stories over plates of pasta, sharing take-out on the couch, laughing over a burnt recipe, and lingering a little longer for one more bite...this book is for you.

Recreate the meals that come to life in each essay with recipes for Goat Cheese Biscuits, Bacon-Wrapped Dates, Mango Chicken Curry, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Toffee, and many other wonderful dishes. A satisfying listen for heart and body, this book is one you'll want to keep close at hand all year round. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2013 Shauna Niequist (P)2013 Zondervan

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Fantastic!

Hospitality and The table have never sounded so good. I love this book. It's a food and life adventure peppered with wisdom and important truths. We can love each other and savor life around the table.

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Met Shauna at Life Today

This book is every bit as delightful and refreshing as my brief encounter was with Shauna. Thank you and keep up the good work.

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Delightful read for foodies!

I loved this book, and identified with the author on so many, many levels. Anyone who loves food should read this. It was charming, beautiful, and thought provoking.

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Great read

My husband and I started doing the bread and wine dinners. Great idea and loved her recipes and entertaining ideas for friends.

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A few notes to the author...

First and foremost - DEAR GOD PLEASE - look up the correct way pronounce the word "pont" (as Parisiennes say it, not Canadians) as you are not even close.

Second, try lifting weights for strength and endurance. Should help tune up that busted baby maker of yours and help you maintain a healthier weight. Get a trainer. You won't succeed without one.

Third, you are obsessed with eating. ITS JUST FOOD. Get the opinion of a therapist that specializes in eating disorders if you disagree but I'm pretty sure they're gonna side with me on this one.

Otherwise, your book was ok but you could turn the melodrama down a few notches. Just a thought.

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author comes across privileged, but we'll meaning. no clear purpose to the book. I suppose it's a memoir with self help advice? not for me

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Shauna is one of my favorite authors. This is genuinely, absolutely, unquestionably one of the most beautiful books I have ever read.

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Loved it!

Thank you! 😊 I loves the stories and the intellectual transparency! Thanks for inspiring relationships I currently don’t have in my life!

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LOVED IT!

I love her simple yet profound style of writing! I could personally relate to so many of her stories and struggles as if she was writing about me. The one huge difference being that i have been ashamed to cook for people becuase i dont feel good enough at it. So my husband cooks and I decorate and clean up. Shauna and this book have really inspired me to cook what I like, start simple as long as its done with Love, making our table a sacred space to gather- thats all that matters, and so im already inspired to host asap! Thank you!!

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Life, Love, & Recipes

If you want to know what this book is about just read the title. It is exactly as it says. I have recommended this book to everyone I talk to. I am beyond grateful that a friend of mine recommended this to me. I love to cook, bake and be in the kitchen on a 24/7 basis. She was able to articulate the feelings that I get when I'm in my kitchen. She accurately expressed the importance of cooking and why life should be done around the table. Also, this audible comes with the pdf cookbook, so don't worry you will get every recipe she talks about. Enjoy!