I’ve recently received word from InterVarsity Press that my book is now in print, and will soon be shipping from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other places where books are sold–like the wonderful Hearts & Minds bookstore. As the book launches, I’ll be sharing excerpts and reviews in this space. If you think people you know would be interested in reading this book, would you consider sharing these posts? And if my book sounds good to you, but you aren’t in the position to be buying books just now, would you ask your local library if they’d be willing to purchase it?
Today, here are ten reasons why you—or someone you know—might like to read this book.
You might like to read this book if…
10. …you are dismayed by stories of abuse and maltreatment of the people who produce your food.
9. …you don’t know about the abuse and maltreatment of the people who produce your food.
- …you are more likely to associate the word “chocolate cake” with words like “guilt” or “sinful” instead of words like “pleasure” and “celebration.”
- …you are weary of diets, including diets that are purportedly aimed at ‘optimal health’ rather than weight loss
6. …you are obsessed with diets.
- …you are concerned about the American “obesity epidemic” or you are concerned about all the fuss about the American “obesity epidemic.”
- …you are worried about the environmental effects of the American way of eating
- …you, or someone you love, has struggled with a full blown eating disorder, like bulimia or anorexia–or, you, or someone you love, has struggled with an eating disorder that doesn’t seem to fall into any official category, but is worrisome all the same.
- …you appreciate good food but are weary of the snobbish “foodie” culture
- …you’d like to find peace and pleasure and communion with God and others at the table, but aren’t sure how to do that in today’s busy world—or if it’s even worth the effort.