Take This Bread
A Radical Conversion
By Sara Miles
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345495792, 294pp.)
Publication Date: February 5, 2008
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"Take This Bread" is rich with real-life Dickensian characters-church ladies, millionaires, schizophrenics, bishops, and thieves-all blown into Miles's life by the relentless force of her newfound calling. Here, in this achingly beautiful, passionate book, is the living communion of Christ.
"The most amazing book."
"Engaging, funny, and highly entertaining . . . Miles comments, often with great insight, on the ugliness that many people associate with a particular brand of Christianity. Why would any thinking person become a Christian? is one of the questions she addresses, and her answer is also compelling reading."
"Powerful . . . This book is a gem and] will remain with you forever."
"-The Decatur Daily"
"What Miles learns about faith, about herself and about the gift of giving and receiving graciously are wonderful gifts for the reader."
-National Public Radio
" A] joyful memoir . . . advocates big-tent Christianity in the truest sense . . . a story of finding sustenance and passing it on."
"-National Catholic Reporter"
"Rigorously honest, "Take This Bread "demonstrates how hard-and how necessary-it is to welcome everyone to the table, without exception."
"-San Francisco Chronicle"
"Moving, delightful and significant."
"-The Christian Century"
Don't miss the reading group guide in the back of the book.