Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Best of the Bunch: August 2016

Today I'm sharing the best book I read in August.

I read 12 books in August, and looking back it was a decidedly mediocre month for reading. I had no 5-star reads, but two 4.5-star reads:

Girl at the End of the World: My Escape from Fundamentalism in Search of Faith with a Future by Elizabeth Esther

Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion by Sara Miles

Between those two, the one I'd recommend more broadly is...

This is a beautiful memoir about faith and food, about living out what you believe and breaking down the walls class and religion build. Miles shares about her background, her unexpected conversion to Christianity, and her journey to set up and grow a food pantry out of her new church. In between, she meditates on the mystery of the Eucharist, the way food brings people together, and the challenge of actually being as radically welcoming as Jesus. She challenged me with her assertion that it hardly matters if you're right about doctrinal matters if you're not out there doing something about it.

What is the best book you read this month? Let me know in comments, or write your own post and link up below!

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