Tilly DillehayHarvest House Publishers / 2020 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$3.995 out of 5 stars for Broken Bread: Feasting in an Age of Fussiness. View reviews of this product. 2 Reviews
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Lynda5 Stars Out Of 5bookNovember 25, 2020LyndaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Interesting book
danniAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5greatJune 7, 2020danniAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am confident enough to say that every woman at some point in time has struggled with eating issues or body image. And now, most recently, this would include men as well due to our society's brutal expectations.
I was captivated from the very beginning of this book and gained so much wisdom and insight. Dillehay structures the book with two parts and eleven chapters:
- Part 1: Four Poles
- Chapter 1: Food is Fuel
- Chapter 2: Sometimes I eat the Whole Pint
- Chapter 3: You Aren't Eating Maca Root?
- Chapter 4: Coq Au Vin does not equal Chicken Nuggets
- Part 2: Feasting for Eternity
- Chapter 5: Hospitality
- Chapter 6: Learning to Cook
- Chapter 7: The Mirror
- Chapter 8: Wine O'Clock
- Chapter 9: Awakening Appetite
- Chapter 10: Will Travel, Have Food
- Chapter 11: Taste and See
Each chapter begins with a "From Memory..." highlight which includes a personal experience of Dillehay's that addresses the concept in that chapters and set the stage. Each chapter also concludes with a Food For Thought section that provides discuss, practice and read questions for further reflection.
Part One provided insight and perspective that I had never heard before. The sins of Asceticism, Gluttony, Snobbery, and Apathy in regards to our eating habits. Gluttony seems to be the most known and addressed sin from this list. But the way Dillehay addressed asceticism, snobbery and apathy were profound. There is no question that I have fallen to each of these at some point or another. Innocently enough, we are usually unaware that we are doing such. But now we have no excuse for our behavior. God holds us accountable to our knowledge.
She is very gracious and wise to include the fact that every person lives in a certain context and everyone's context is completely different. Thus, the ideals she addresses in this book will look differently to every person in every context. For example, her chapter regarding alcohol and God's perspective. She utilizes scripture to support her perspective on alcohol and christians. But she does not leave out that there are many who have a context that includes alcoholism. Obviously her perspective on alcohol and the Christian would take a different mode with someone whose context includes alcoholism. She leaves this to the reader to discern for themselves.
I appreciate her referencing Scripture and solid believing Christians such as John Piper. Although there was little in the way of practical ideas and suggestions for eating habits, I don't believe that was her essential purpose. It was very much learning how our relationship with Christ can overcome any struggles we have with food.
I received an e-copy of this book from Harvest House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.
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