Synopses & Reviews
A precious gem of a book! Every home would benefit from owning it and sharing the delicious wisdom it offers.”
John E. Welshons, author of One Soul, One Love, One Heart
Cultivating gratitude is one of the most powerful choices you can make for your health and happiness. This book of blessings can help you do that on a daily basis.”
M. J. Ryan, author of A Grateful Heart and Attitudes of Gratitude
Grace before meals is the prayer said most often in the home around the world. Perhaps this is because sharing food is a universal experience, one that fundamentally sustains life in community. Expressing thanks for food was thus one of the first acts of worship, linking the day-to-day to the mysterious and the divine. Both elegant and user-friendly, this rich collection offers blessings gathered with a scholars insight and a poets love of language. Simple yet profound words range from Shakespeare to Starhawk, Tecumseh to the Tamil tradition, the North American plains to Pakistan. Each grace is introduced with cultural context and fascinating detail about its history and evolution. The result is a kind of soul food and a recipe for cultivating gratitude on a daily basis.
About the Author
studied history and world cultures at Fordham University. A marketing and advertising professional, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.