No Bitterness Or Guilt-Tripping (A Review of Eat With Joy + a Reading List)

I’d like to point you to this lovely review of my book, Eat With Joy, by blogger Cara Strickland.

Here’s a taste:

“This book is layered and diverse […] and the scope was part of why I was so excited to read it. But Rachel is more than her topics, and she approaches all of them with care. She writes about eating disorders with grace and compassion (convincing me that we all have them in one way or another). She writes about sustainable and examined eating with no bitterness or guilt-tripping. She writes about eating with friends, family, and the Body of Christ with such fluid, passionate words, that I couldn’t help thinking about the countless hours of true communion I’ve experienced while breaking bread with people I love, and people I grew to love as a result.”

and another:

“She made me think about my busy, single life which doesn’t have much real food in it. Certainly not much cooking. She made me think that cooking is a form of rebellion because I am refusing to buy into the culture that tells me that real food and real connections are not worth as much as convenience and speed. Even if I’m not cooking every day, even if my starts are shaky, and my food doesn’t turn out, it is still meaningful to spend time putting real food together, to share.”

{You can read it all here, and do check out the rest of her blog, too.}

Also, I’m thankful that Eat with Joy was included on Today’s Christian Woman‘s summer reading list, which you can find here.

And here is an awesome drawing by one of my sons, just for fun. (It’s the Water Witch from Beowulf)

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