Synopses & Reviews
There are many New Testament incidents that are concerned with food, the most famous being the Last Supper - from which Holy Communion is derived.Food therefore has an important role to play in Christianity, not just as pure sustenance to keep us alive, but with a deeper significance. Food is about God's gifts, his abundance to us, and gives us the chance to thank God for these gifts. John Koenig considers meals and hospitality from the perspective of different Christian denominations, as well as interviews with congregational leaders in places where meals are already being effectively integrated with mission.
A look at the ways that meals of various sorts can be more effectively integrated into parish activities, promoting theemergence of new gifts for ministry as well as increasing ourgratitude for Gods abundance and the works of justice andmercy that follow from our expressions of thanksgiving.