Food and Faith: Justice, Joy and Daily Bread

(Michael Schut). Morehouse Publishing, 2010.

“Food is more than fuel, it is communion.” With this conviction, environmental activist, Schut, launches a collection of reflections on the sanctity of eating, alongside the moral, spiritual and environmental implications of modern food production and consumption. Essays from the likes of agrarian Wendell Berry and climate activist Bill McKibben explore the joy of eating and examine the ways in which our food connects us to one another, the land, and our creator. They convey the importance of individual choice in shaping both community practice and public policy. An eight-week study guide makes Food and Faith a good resource for use with small groups. Its Christian perspective is open enough to allow wider access to its insights.