Pray like a Gourmet: Creative Ways to Feed Your Soul by David Brazzeal
One chapter into this book and I was already forming my review: This book wasn’t what I was expecting, and I am not sure I made a wise choice in picking…
I’m SO GLAD I didn’t give up!
There truly are not many books that have me writing notes for uses in ministry beyond one or two. I can find ideas in pretty much everything. However, in this book, I have officially decided what our mission team will be doing together in our last team meeting:
We are going to FEAST together.
Last year, we did prayer stations, focusing on healing from recent events in our community, and it was beautiful. I don’t expect any different this year, using the courses layout of Brazzeal’s book as my foundation.
Brazzeal uses a meal as the framework for re-thinking prayer. Like different courses on the table, the different parts of praying and how they interact with our spiritual palettes…
Seriously – this is a fabulous meal! And even as a vocational minister there are parts of prayers he brings forth that I forget on a regular basis. I forget to take time to bless others, and lament – and often, in the busy-ness of the world and work of ministry, I forget to contemplate.
Brazzeal moves through the courses in ways that open them up, and spark a “can do” attitude – knowing that I can do many of the creative ways he suggests – and that they are ways to invite my community to join me in them.
This book will be on the shelf, but not for long – because I am going to use it over and over again. Go ahead and get it! I’ll be buying copies for my colleagues, that’s for sure!
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