What do these foods have in common? - Whole-wheat bread and butter - Barley scones and grape jam - Fig-filled holiday cookies - Pomegranate tea sweetened with honey - Black-olive-and-mushroom pizza If you answered, "They're all delicious," you're half right. Each of these foods contains at least one ingredient with a history that dates back to Bible times. Marsha MacLeod invites you to Taste & Remember the history, biblical significances, and modernday uses for wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, and honey. These foods satisfied and nourished people centuries ago. She also explains how God used them as markers of truths about Himself. Poets and prophets such as David and Habakkuk used food imagery to teach of God's love, compassion, providence, and judgment. Jesus even called himself the Bread of Life and the Vine. As he shared his last Passover meal with his disciples, he explained that the bread was His body and the wine His blood. Today when we take Communion, we remember Jesus and His sacrifice. Taste & Remember ... Marsha MacLeod examines references to wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, and honey in the Old and New Testaments. She then encourages the reader to reflect and study how God provided and continues to provide not only physical food but also spiritual nourishment for the person who follows Him.
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