Today I have a book review for you guys! So, as I mentioned in this post last week, for Lent I am challenging myself to draw closer to Christ through the books that I read. I am an avid reader but I typically read in the young adult genre more often than not. My hope for myself during this season is that I begin to read more Christ-centered literature and that it becomes a habit that continues even after Easter. The first book that I read during this new literary journey was Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist.
Shauna Niequist is the author of Cold Tangerines, Bittersweet, as well as Bread & Wine. She also has a new devotional, Savor, that was released yesterday (March 10)! As soon as I finished Bread & Wine, I ordered Cold Tangerines, Bittersweet, and pre-ordered Savor to add to my to-read list as well.
I love Shauna’s writing style so much. Although I can’t relate to her in the sense of motherhood and the amount of life that she’s lived, I still felt like she was someone that I could sit down for coffee with and feel completely comfortable. What I can relate with her on is her love being in the kitchen and fellowship with loved ones. Growing up, my immediate family was never the type to host parties at the house or have people over constantly. But I do come from a large extended family, one that gets together every Mother’s Day and December 26 and has to rent out a building to do so. So many of my happiest family memories have been during those meals. Various aunts crowded in the small kitchen that the building has, and never-ending stream of desserts and relatives that continuously tell me how much I look like my mom when she was my age.
The best parts of our lives are often shared around a table or in the kitchen and this book is a perfect testament to that.