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Embark on a global adventure to descend into a salt mine, knead bread, harvest olives, and pluck fresh figs. What you discover will forever change the way you read the Bible - and approach every meal. Also includes delicious recipes. 

One of America's most beloved teachers and writers, Margaret Feinberg, goes on a remarkable journey to unearth God's perspective on food.

She writes that since the opening of creation, God, the master chef, seeds the world with pomegranates and passion fruit, beans and greens and tangerines. When the Israelites wander in the desert for 40 years, God, the pastry chef, delivers the sweet bread of heaven. After arriving in the Promised Land, God reveals himself as barbecue master, delighting in meat sacrifices. Like his foodie father, Jesus throws the disciples an unforgettable two-course farewell supper to be repeated until his return.

This groundbreaking audiobook provides a culinary exploration of Scripture. You'll descend 400 feet below ground into the frosty white caverns of a salt mine, fish on the Sea of Galilee, bake fresh matzo at Yale University, ferry to a remote island in Croatia to harvest olives, spend time with a Texas butcher known as "the meat apostle", and wander a California farm with one of the world's premier fig farmers.

With each visit, Margaret asks, "How do you read these Scriptures, not as theologians, but in light of what you do every day?" Their answers will forever change the way you read the Bible - and approach every meal.

Taste and See is a delicious listen that includes dozens of recipes for those who, like Margaret, believe some of life's richest moments are spent savoring a meal with those you love.

Perhaps God's foodie focus is meant to do more than satisfy our bellies. It's meant to heal our souls, as we learn to taste and see the goodness of God together. After all, food is God's love made edible.

See you around the table!

©2019 Margaret Feinberg (P)2019 Zondervan

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For those with a heart for hospitality

If you love food, gathering with people, and want to develop more of a heart for hospitality, I highly recommend this one! She took a deep dive into food references in the Bible, spending time with fishermen in Israel, a fig farmer, olive groves, salt mines, etc. and looking at the bigger context and meaning behind the verses that reference food.
Some favorite quotes (there were more, but I listened to a lot of this one while driving):
—“When we gather to eat, God wants to nourish more than our bodies. He wants to nourish our souls with transcendent joy and supernatural community and Divine presence. When we feed our physical appetites in community we open our hearts for God to feed something deeper as well.” —“Bread welcomes us into the community for which our souls were made.” —“Every table is a doorway, an entrance into a holy and sacred communion with God and those around us... recognize food as a gift from God instead of a commodity. Every mealtime is an opportunity to be on the lookout for Christ to reveal Himself in surprising ways.” —“May your table be set, not just with food but vulnerability and delight. May your mouth be filled not just with morsels of meat but reminders of God’s loving kindness. And may every meal at which you find yourself be a foretaste of the feast to come.”

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I really loved this book.

I'd suggest this book to literally anyone. Margaret Feinberg has a singular gift for writing. She is both profound and conversational in a way thats easy to read but pushes one to think deeper. Taste and See was truly a blessing to listen to. I will be hard pressed to find a better gift for friends and family.

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The book was great and I was inspired by reading it. with the print and Kindle versions you get some pretty amazing recipes that are not available with the audible version. This is disappointing because PDF downloads are an option for audible books. it is unfortunate that even though you are paying full price for the audible version you do not get full access.

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Blessed by this book

I purchased this book because I heard the author on a podcast. I was truly blessed by the contents of the story. Listening to the author’s food related journey has given me a fresh perspective on God’s Blessings through food. I was especially moved by her details of the Passover meal.

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Great Perspectives

This book really digs into the meanings and important of different foods from biblical times and, just as with her other book "Scouting The Divine" relates it all to modern times. My favorite part is the story of Matza. She also includes recipes and talks about how to bring it all to the table for community and fellowship.

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Great read

Thoroughly enjoyed this. As an amateur foodie myself I could visualize the foods, the fellowship, the enjoyment with every description. Having the author read it truly brings the story to life. Highly recommend!

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An Intriguing spiritual read you will enjoy!

Discover the origins of many of your favorite food items and the story behind them.

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Spiritually Yummy!

Loved the book thinking of doing a small group with it. My husband and I listened to it as a morning devotional. The insights were wonderful. Thank you.

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Great Story! Theology Came to Life!

Loved the stories. Loved the way she integrated the Biblical meaning with her stories about cultivating fresh foods. Entertaining and thought provoking.

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Best book of 2019 so far

I absolutely loved this book and the insights Margaret brought to life. The yeast part was eye opening and impactful.