Bread and Wine: Finding Community and Life Around the Table

Shauna Niequist
Mar 18, 2014

This book is a combination of short stories of Niequist's life with a focus on difficulties having children. She is a woman of faith and relates her stories to spiritual lessons which she realized after each individual experience. Almost every chapter is tied to a specific dish which she cooked for a particular experience and she includes recipes at the end of the chapters. I thought that this book was interesting because it was an intimate portrait of a woman's struggle with being thankful for what she had while wanting a larger family. Her stories were well-written and provides readers with a look into the busy life of a writer/motivational speaker but includes great, mouth-watering recipes which can be easily recreated by anyone. I would recommend this book for readers interested in inspirational literature.

Reviewed by Library Staff