Bless This Food: Ancient and Contemporary Graces from Around the World

Bless This Food: Ancient and Contemporary Graces from Around the World

Adrian Butash / Feb 29, 2020

Bless This Food Ancient and Contemporary Graces from Around the World Connecting cultures to each other nature and the infinite breaking bread together is the most universal cultural experience Commonly regarded as the first act of worship saying grace acknowledges

  • Title: Bless This Food: Ancient and Contemporary Graces from Around the World
  • Author: Adrian Butash
  • ISBN: 9781577315919
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Connecting cultures to each other, nature, and the infinite, breaking bread together is the most universal cultural experience Commonly regarded as the first act of worship, saying grace acknowledges the bounty as a gift from the divine Blending scholarly insight with the poet s love of language, this new edition of Bless this Food presents additional prayers as well asConnecting cultures to each other, nature, and the infinite, breaking bread together is the most universal cultural experience Commonly regarded as the first act of worship, saying grace acknowledges the bounty as a gift from the divine Blending scholarly insight with the poet s love of language, this new edition of Bless this Food presents additional prayers as well as expanded background information about each one The graces have been carefully selected from all the world s major religions Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Shintoism, Confucisnism, Sufism, Tamilism, Unitarianism , ancient traditions Greek, Egyptian, Native American, Indian, African , and great poets, thinkers, and activists Shakespeare, Milton, Gandhi, Mother Teresa The book even includes two prayers in American Sign Language and features the short prayer Bless this Food in 19 languages Each prayer is introduced with cultural context and intriguing details about its history and evolution.

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    216 Comments

    1. When I think about food blessings, I tend to think of Christian graces said before meals. So when I came upon Bless This Food, I rather expected a book filled with traditional Christian graces. That would have been somewhat interesting but not really all functional for anyone who isn't Christian. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised that Bless This Food actually only contained a handful of Christian graces. Inside this book, the prayers and blessings represented many different cultures, religions [...]


    2. I quite enjoyed the collection of blessings offered in this book. There were quite a few I want to use in our family. I think there is something for anyone looking for ways to incorporate blessing into their meals. The selections are from every major faith tradition, quite a few of the minor ones, as well as poets and writers. Butash provided the sources for all his selections and in many cases some context for the historical or religious significance of the prayer.In the introduction Butash att [...]


    3. I was looking to get from this book a really wonderful, moving, worldy, and secular blessing to use during meal time. I did not want to praise God or the Lord, but simply be able to appreciate what I have. Even with the many many blessing in this book, I was unable to find one suited for my goal. I think it would be interesting for a family to use however, as it is quite varied in the different cultures included in the text and children could especially walk away with something special.


    4. Pleasant reminders of thanksgiving for the food that allows me to do all that I do. I like that the book includes thanksgivings from all over the world and a wide span of time periods too (I just read one from over 500 BC). It's fun to read, but I may or may not read it all.


    5. A nice collection of general prayers. I think a bit of organization would have gone a long way to the delivery.


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