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Bread & Wine

It’s time for April’s book o’ the month, one of my favorite features in our new posting rhythm here on the blog. And I couldn’t be more excited about this book if I tried—I wanted to read it the nanosecond I heard about it, and the contents within have completely lived up to my expectations.

Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist isn’t a cookbook. I mean, there’s recipes inside (and lots of gluten-free ones at that!), but its purpose is not to teach you how to cook. Shauna’s heart here is to celebrate what happens around the table, both the mingling of ingredients and the hearts of people. And it’s to push you to think differently about the significance of your cooking, and that it is eternally valuable because of the relationships it forges.

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I laughed and cried reading this book—true story. It made me long for more of a community here in my new town, and it made me grateful for the wild intricacies of butter and mushrooms and sweet potatoes. I nodded in understanding when Shauna wrote about feasting and fasting, having recently done that myself. And good gracious if it didn’t make me crave a lake house.

Plus, how can you not like a book that quotes both G.K. Chesterton and 50 Cent?

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Earlier this week my kids helped me make Shauna’s recipe for mango chicken curry (I made it paleo by subbing coconut flour for white, and by not eating the rice the rest of my family ate). It was devoured. The kids loved it, Kyle and I loved it. I’m adding it to our repertoire.

I’m eager to make many more of her recipes—the flourless brownies, the steak au poivre, the bacon-wrapped dates (mmm… bacon). But I’m also eager to perhaps start a local cooking and book club here in my little town, and see what happens when friendships are forged over food and table. Thanks for the encouragement there, Shauna.

And when you read this book, you can’t tell me you didn’t nod and say a resounding amen to the poignant chapter titled “swimsuit, ready or not.” It preached.

Read this book. It’ll bless you wildly.

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Shauna is giving TEN Simple Mom readers a copy of Bread & Wine! To enter a chance to win, leave any comment below this post. (If you’re reading this post via email, please click over to the original post and leave a comment on the blog.)

In the meantime, read more of Shauna’s words at her fantastic blog.

This giveaway is now closed.

Reading Time:

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  1. Margaret

    Sounds great.

  2. Sarah

    Oh, I love her other books, and can’t wait to read this one!

  3. Laura Rogers

    Sounds interesting!

  4. Wendy

    Sounds fantastic! I love new book recommendations!

  5. Kelly

    Okay this is like the fifth time TODAY I have heard rave reviews of this book! Even though I already put it on my amazon wish list, I’d looooove a free copy!

  6. Taryn

    I would love a copy!

  7. Tiffany

    Food and book club, I’m in!

    • Tsh

      *High five!*

  8. melanie

    I loved her other books and re-read them several times. I would love to win this one!

  9. sara

    Sounds like a wonderful book, and I want a lake house too!

  10. Amanda Espinoza

    I keep hearing rave reviews about this book. I’d love to win!

  11. Melina Kastle

    Sounds like my kind of book…what is it about memoirs (or memoir-ish stories) tied to food that just make me feel so good! Thanks for sharing, Tsh. I’m a new reader and loving it! I also subscribed to your podcast and am thoroughly enjoying them…especially the business ones. You’re doing a great job!

  12. Steph

    I’ve been craving community, too. Would love to read more about what she’s done.

  13. Jennifer

    Love! Looking forward to reading this book

  14. Sara Beth

    Would love a copy!

  15. Jen M.

    Sounds like a great book!

  16. Kelly

    Sounds like an interesting read!

  17. Carrie

    If there’s something I struggle with, it’s hospitality! I’d Love to win this and get a kick in the pants to leave my comfort zone!

  18. Amber

    Definitely adding this to my to-read list!

  19. Laura

    I would love to read it.

    Our family is up for food and drink-related community gatherings here in Bend, too! Keep us posted if you start something? 🙂

  20. lora

    Oooo, gluten-free cookbook/book mash-up? Sign me up!

  21. Cat R

    Sounds like a fantastic book. Can’t wait to read it!

  22. Jennifer

    Oh, I’d love to win this book. I adore narrative cookbooks if that can even be called a category. Either way, winning or not, I put it on hold at my library!

  23. Holly

    I have heard so much about this book and would love to read it!

  24. jessica

    I can’t wait to read this! My husband and I have as one of our goals to have different people over for dinner at least once per month as it is becoming a lost art in the midst of crazy schedules!

  25. Michelle Bowman

    Sounds like a book I would really enjoy! Thanks for the giveaway:)

  26. Kendra

    Thank you for your great podcasts! They are helping me to declutter!
    This book sounds great!

  27. Laura

    Sounds fantastic. I just ordered a copy for a friend, but I’d love to win one for myself!

  28. Hind

    Sounds like a great book! I love the concept behind it.

  29. Michelle

    This sounds like the kind of book I love. Thanks for the suggestion.

  30. Jamie

    Wowza! Sounds like a fantastic book! Thanks for hosting.

  31. Kiersten

    This book looks like something that I would LOVE! I hope I win 🙂

  32. Sarah M

    I just heard about this book from the Simple Mom podcast…I LOVE foodie memoirs, as in, I read at least 5 per year. Would love to read it!
    Sarah M

  33. jeannett

    I really want to read this. Like, really A LOT. I’ve heard nothing but raves about it.

  34. April

    I will be picking this book up for myself and a few friends!

  35. MaryBeth L.

    I can’t wait to read this book! Who wouldn’t want to win a book that has a recipe for bacon wrapped dates!

  36. Susan M

    Mango chicken curry? Mmmmmm…

  37. Coleen

    wow, that’s high praise. i’m more than intrigued….

  38. Rachel

    I have wanted to read this book! I so value our time around the table and yet, with 4 children, it just often seems rushed and our time isn’t all that it should be.

  39. Juli M

    The book sounds delightful!

  40. Linda

    Sounds like my kind of book … I can’t wait to read it!

  41. Atsquared

    I would love to win this!

  42. Sara S.

    This book sounds amazing! I will definitely have to put it on my books to buy if I don’t win!

  43. Cynthia

    This book sounds so GOOD! Can’t wait to read it.

  44. Mary Lynn

    Sounds amazing and inspirational! Can’t wait to read it!

  45. Anne

    Would love to read this book! Next on the list of must reads.

  46. Kelly

    This is is exactly why I love living in Uganda- the expat community is so beautiful. Would love to get my hands on a copy of this book!

  47. Cindy

    This book sounds wonderful. I can’t wait to be able to check it out.

  48. Maria

    I’ll comment too, wouldn’t complain about that kind of addition to my cooking “library”! 😉

  49. Chris

    Yes, please!

  50. Anel

    it sounds fantastic. these are the times that forges relationships!

  51. Gayle

    This book looks amazing. I entertain a lot for guests that come to visit at our mission base. I am always looking for new ideas on how to help guests feel comfortable and welcome, and for new recipes! Thanks Tsh.

  52. Mallory

    I love to cook, but get so intimidated about doing it for others. This sounds like the perfect book to encourage me to change!

  53. Maria

    I love the idea of starting a food related book club! I live in a large city and wonder how I would find one to join myself. Hmm… I’m off to Google it right now!

  54. Joyce

    I would love to win a copy! I loved cold tangerines!

  55. Georgia

    This book sounds fantastic!

  56. Gina

    would love to read!

  57. Beth

    Sounds like a lovely book. And a dining/book club sounds like a great idea! Would love to hear more if you start one.

  58. Southern Gal

    It sounds like a fabulous book. I love your enthusiasm for it!

  59. Sarah

    I’ve seen this book mentioned everywhere lately and I’d love to win a copy. I love memoirish cookbooks.

  60. Sheila

    I would love to read this book!

  61. Jenn

    Thanks for introducing me to a new author. I’m always looking!

  62. Victoria

    Fantastic! Thank you for the giveaway!

  63. Erin

    Looks like a good read. Thanks for the chance to win!

  64. katy

    I too have been thinking of starting a cooking club, how wonderful would that be.

  65. Claudia

    Hi there, the book sounds lovely – would really like a free copy (but am based in the UK, in case that makes a difference shipping-wise?)

  66. keely

    I’ve read a lot about Shauna lately- I need to check out her blog! Thanks for the giveaway, Tsh!

  67. Kathryn

    Sounds amazing! I’m going to need to read this.

  68. Leah

    Sounds like a fantastic book, would love to win a copy!

  69. Katy G

    I really want to read this!

  70. Kristin

    This book sounds fantastic. I must live under a rock because I’ve never heard fo Shauna but it sounds like she could be fast friends in my home!

  71. Amy

    Shauna is a gifted writer and I’d love to win a copy of her latest book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  72. Jennifer

    It’s on my Amazon wishlist! I would love to have a copy!

  73. Karen

    Sounds like an amazing read!

  74. Bonni

    What a wonderful theme for a book… I will definitely need to put this on the list!

  75. Kate

    Sounds like a really great book! I am pregnant so I will be spending my summer in a “maternity swimsuit”. I tell myself I don’t have to worry about it this year. Plus, a book with bacon wrapped anything has to be good.


  76. Ashley P.

    Sounds like a great book. I love your idea for a cooking book club!

  77. Charon Benton

    This book sounds amazing!

  78. Katherine

    Sounds like another winner of a book!

  79. Sarah p

    I like the topic. The mango chicken sounds like something my kids would love.

  80. Leigh

    What a fabulous sounding book. I can’t wait to read it!

  81. Amy

    What a delightful sounding book! Thanks 🙂

  82. Angie

    This is definitely on my to-read list!

  83. Lina

    I love bread and I love wine. Sounds like a win win book.

  84. Rebecca

    Sounds lovely! It would make a lovely wedding gift I think.
    Thanks for sharing!

  85. Amy

    sounds like a great read! I am in a ‘book club’ in my area and it has been a huge blessing to me. we get together (or should I say try to get together) twice a month. We are all mom’s with young children at home, so sometimes are meetings are canceled due to sickness, and often they are ‘noise filled’ as our kids run around, but a huge blessing to be able to fellowship with woman/mom’s in my area.

  86. Kara Garis

    Would love love love this.

  87. Robin from Frugal Family Times

    Sign me up! This book sounds like a celebration of food. (and I’ve always wondered how 50 Cent feels about the joys of eating together….? 😉

  88. Rebecca

    This book sounds fantastic! We’re family dinner regulars at our place, and also have a tradition of “drop by any afternoon for a cuppa” with neighbors and friends. I’m curious to see how she addresses special diets — they can be isolating in the context of family dinner.

  89. Lindsey

    This sounds like a great book!

  90. Amy

    Would love to win a copy! Have heard great things about this book.

  91. Abby

    I’ve heard so many great things about this book. I would love to win it!

  92. Regina

    Funny…I just told my husband I wanted to read this book last night! Sounds like a great book.

  93. Jennifer B.

    Wow – this book sounds like a great read!

  94. Ashley

    Sounds like a great book!

  95. Lisa

    Something I would love to have. Thanks!

  96. Myrrh

    Thanks for letting us know about this book. I can’t wait to read it!


  97. Michelle

    Sounds great!

  98. Teresa S.

    Sounds like a great read! We see our dinner table as a place of ministry… both for our own hearts and our neighbors.

  99. caroline

    would love to win a copy of this book!

  100. Heather

    What a great giveaway!

  101. Jaclyn

    This sounds like the kind of book I need in my life right now!

  102. Courtney

    It looks amazing, I just added it to my amazon cart in case I don’t win! Thanks!

  103. Rebecca in PA

    Sounds amazing!

  104. Heidi

    This book sounds like one I’d like to add to my bookshelf & be one of the ones I’d pull out often!

  105. Liza Purdy

    Thanks! Count me in!

  106. Cheyenne

    I heard lots of great things about this book!

  107. Bree

    Looks great!

  108. Michelle

    I have actually been thinking lately about how I need to have friends and family over more and entertain. I always am waiting for when I have a bigger kitchen, nicer serving dishes, or nicer furniture. That sounds silly now. What I really need is not the stuff but the people in my life. I would love to read that book for a little inspiration.

    Your blog and podcast are an inspiration to me as well. Thank you.

  109. Kate

    Wow. I’ve been trying to prune my cookbook collection, but this sounds too good not to add.

  110. Chris

    Looks great – I hope to get to read it

  111. Jamie

    So intrigued! Would love to read this!

  112. Elizabeth

    Oh, I want to read this! Thank you!

  113. Natalie

    Always looking for something new to read. Sounds tasty!

  114. MOnica

    Hope I win

  115. Catherine

    That sounds wonderful! Will probably buy it for myself if I don’t win!

  116. Erin

    This is on my must-read list!!

  117. Rachael

    A friend just review this book on her blog. And she recommended it. Sounds like a fun read.

  118. janet @ ordinary mom

    Oh. that books looks amazing. I would love to win! (not sure if I am eligible as I am in Canada, but I figured I would try!) 🙂

  119. Jermaine D.

    This sounds fun and the recipe sounds great too!

  120. Katie

    I hope I win!

  121. Abby

    you had me at dates and bacon.

  122. Julie S.

    I love books! love cookbooks with a wonderful story and pictures. My 10 year old is really starting to show an interest in the kitchen, it is so fun! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  123. Yvonne

    It sounds heavenly. I would love a copy!

  124. Christine C

    Sounds great!

  125. Ashley P

    This sounds like a great read.

  126. Rachel

    Definitely sounds like a good read! I’m inspired already and haven’t even read it yet! 🙂

  127. Gay B

    What an interesting sounding book. I will definitely have to look into this.

  128. Mary Webster

    This sounds fantastic! I am so happy that there is more and more being said about the community that is food culture. Being raised in the South, meals are not about nourishment but the connection you form with those at your table!

  129. Kelsey

    This sounds like a lovely, inspiring book. Can’t wait to check it (and Shauna’s blog) out!

  130. Lauren

    Love a cookbook with good writing.

  131. Kelsi

    this cookbook looks amazing. And like everything I love about food : )

  132. Danielle

    This book sounds lovely…..would like to read it!

  133. driftwood

    oh this sounds like my kind of cookbook, the type that is a good read as well as a source of recipes, and becomes a best friend on the bedside table as well as in the kitchen .

  134. Heidi

    My book group requested a foodie book replete with recipes for next season…I love it when the List writes itself. Thanks for the recommendation.

  135. Julie

    im interested in reading this book too.

  136. Emily

    This sounds like an absolutely magical mix. Thanks for the suggestion!

  137. Teresa C

    It sounds like a great book!

  138. Aimee

    Sounds fabulous! And bless Shauna’s heart (said in my best southern accent) for including gluten free recipes. 🙂

  139. Judy

    Sounds lovely! I would love to win a copy. 🙂

  140. Elizabeth

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I am #2 on the library hold list just in case.

  141. steph

    Oh I need this book! I have always despised cooking and the kitchen. After a year of.paleo and forcing a like of cooking I reverted back to quick ways of eating and my body is suffering. I have always said I wish we didnt have to eat or God I just want manna simple and same thing over and over. But I now I would complain then too. I strive on relatiinships and would love to know how to enjoy cooking through them!

  142. Brian

    Would love to win the book. Thanks

  143. Mary Beth

    Looks like a wonderful read. That cover photo draws you in!

  144. Maria

    I have been thinking a lot recently about making mealtimes a gathering place for my family. Excited to read this!

  145. Leann

    I love the idea of a cooking/book club. The book sounds really good!

  146. Katie

    ooh will buy this book either way but would love to win it!

  147. Jennifer A.

    I’d love to read it!

  148. Jody

    Sounds like a good book to read!!!!

  149. Mari Marks

    I love the idea of a dinner/book club!

  150. Ashley Elizabeth Photography

    I would love to win this book! I have read, re-read, and highlighted Shauna’s other books. Such an incredible writer!

  151. Whitney

    This book sounds fabulous! If I don’t win, I’ll be sure to put it in my Amazon cart asap. l

  152. Laura

    Love her other books. Have this on my list!

  153. Savannah Smith

    I love her writing. So honest and refreshing!

  154. Cindy

    I would love a copy! This book is on my to-read list!

  155. Jennifer

    I have recently stumbled upon Shauna’s blog and have not read any of her books but I have been suggesting to my book club we take a look at reading one of her books. I would love a copy to read.

  156. Tina Johnson

    Can’t wait to read this book – I am justing finishing Bittersweet. Having attended Willow Creek when we lived in Illinois and now living in Grand Rapids I find myself relating on so many levels. Makes me smile!

  157. Amanda Wilson

    I’m an absolute fan of Shauna and her method or way of writing! Would love this book in my hands! 🙂

  158. Catherine

    I love this author’s style!

  159. Kathy Ellen Davis

    Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the recommendation!

  160. Sonya

    To put it simply, Shauna ROCKS. She is inspiring and all kinds of awesome.

  161. Ruth Bell

    Very excited about reading this book. I LOVE Shauna’s writings and can’t wait to tell my friends about this book too! We’ll have to talk about it around some “bread and wine.”

  162. Misty

    I CANNOT wait to read this book. Her writing is so honest and made me think so differently about feeding people and what it means to gather around a “table”!

  163. Aimee

    Book sounds awesome! Would love to read it.

  164. Kelly Patrick

    I love her other books! Can’t wait to read this one and get/try new recipes!

  165. suz

    i just love shauna’s books, would just so love to win this:)

  166. Kelli

    I would LOVE a copy of this book! Just discovered her and I share her belief about the “Table” . Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  167. Christina

    Sounds intriguing!

  168. Ali D

    Ah! I would love to win a copy of this book 🙂 looks amazing! Especially the ‘more’ to a cookbook.

  169. Gina

    I’m really looking forward to reading this book!

  170. Sarah Ellis

    Looking forward to reading this! Her other books are amazing!

  171. Deckled Edges

    This book looks lovely!

  172. Kaitlin Jenkins

    I’ve been in need of a good read, count me in!

  173. Bonny

    Yayy! 🙂

  174. Martha

    I can’t wait to read this book!

  175. Lynn

    I, too, want to start a cooking club. I love this idea – an easy way to break the ice with new friends!

  176. Krista N

    Count me in. Looks like a great book!

  177. Robin

    I’d love to read this!

  178. Kristie

    I heard Shauna speak last summer at the MOPS convention in Dallas …. she was fantastic! Would love to read her latest book!

  179. Chelsie Crook

    I’ve had it in my Amazon shopping cart for months, waiting for it to come out. Can’t wait to read it.

  180. Jillian Cram

    I LOVE her and her books so much!!!

  181. Julie Downing

    Love her writing…can’t wait to read this!

  182. Corinne Somerville

    I LOVED Bittersweet and Cold Tangerines and would absolutely, passionately, deeply LOVE LOVE LOVE to win a copy of “Bread & Wine” !!!!!!!!

  183. mjb

    I’m looking forward to reading this book so much!

  184. Danielle

    I love your description of Bread & Wine… and now I am craving Mango Chicken Curry!

  185. Lisa Beech

    I read BIttersweet and it was such a comfort to me during a dark season. I’d love to read Bread and Wine. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

  186. Katie Leestma

    I need more bread and wine in my life! 🙂 yay for the new book!

  187. Mandy B.

    I would love to win this! Going to put it in my amazon cart just in case 🙂

    Thanks, Tsh!!

  188. Heather

    Looking forward to reading it!

  189. Jennifer Wright

    Oh my word I am so excited for this book! She is one of my absolute favorite authors! Thanks so much for this giveaway. 😉

  190. Lee

    The friendships forged over food and books reminds me of another great book, ” The Guernsey Literary and Potatoe-Peel Society” a fictious account about WWII on the island of Guernsey.

  191. Candace

    Would love to win a copy!

  192. wendy

    Oh, how I’d love a copy of this book!! It looks and sounds so fantastic!

  193. Lindsay H.

    I love Shauna’s books!! Especially Bittersweet – it was the perfect book for me during that portion of my story! Cannot wait to dive into Bread & Wine! 🙂

  194. Brenda T

    I’ve loved all of Shaunna’s books.

  195. Cheryl

    Sounds great – thanks for the chance! I want to start a book/cooking club too!

  196. Steffanie Ballinger

    I love Shauna’s books! So excited for this giveaway 🙂

  197. sandra

    That sounds like a great book; I love cook books!

  198. Sarah

    I love bread and wine and would love to read this book! Good suggestion!

  199. Michaeleen Rood

    Oh my gosh, I would love an opportunity to read this book! I loved her first 2!

  200. KristynG

    thanks for the chance to win! It sounds like a great book

  201. Jen

    Wow, love the concept of this book. I love cooking and I love my community… how fabulous to bring them together! 🙂

  202. Crystal

    I keep hearing wonderful things about this book! I have a small book club that meets on Tuesday nights via Google Hangout – friends I’ve known for 15+ years and my sweet sister who lives 2 hours away. It’s how we stay connected beyond distance, small children, and the craziness of life…and we all happen to love food, so this would be awesome to add to our rotation!

  203. Devon

    Sounds wonderful! I’m always looking for more ways to bring the family together.

  204. Aimee Mulligan

    Sounds like a wonderful read! Food is a great way to build community and fellowship. 🙂 What a great giveaway!

  205. Rochelle Engelby

    I can’t wait to read “Bread and Wine!” I loved “Cold Tangerines!” I rarely hold onto books and read them again, but I always find myself picking up “Cold Tangerines” and reading a chapter or two when I need some inspiration.

  206. Jeannie

    This book sounds good…our household is in one of those inevitable crazy periods right now, but I’m always looking for ways to make our time together meaningful & mealtimes are one of our best opportunities.

  207. Stephanie

    Looks like a lovely book I would enjoy!

  208. Heather

    I have heard great things about this book! Would love to win a copy!

  209. kvossler

    This book sounds amazing. and as someone trying to eat less gluten and build more community, I need this book in my life. Maybe I’ll ask for it for Mothers Day. Thanks for the recommendation.

  210. Alethea

    I can’t wait to read this book!

  211. Sheila

    Just found this blog and you have some wonderful things to share. Thanks 🙂

  212. Clair Dickson

    The book sounds fabulous!

  213. Kerry

    I’m planning to read this with my dinner group this summer! Thank you!

  214. Jillian

    Can’t wait to read this!

  215. Candace

    I love Shauna’s books because we are both from nearby hometowns, and I love being able to relate in that sense. But, I just love her style of writing. As soon as you dive in, you feel like the two of you are “old friends”. Makes you feel good, like comfort food does. Warm and cozy.

  216. tara // etsetara

    been looking forward to this book for a long time!

  217. Emily McKee

    This is the third or fourth time today that I’ve heard about this book.
    Can’t wait to read it!

  218. megan c

    I love love love all of her other books. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this one!

  219. Sarah

    I would love to win a copy of this book!

  220. Katherine

    I have been reading Shauna’s work for years now, I would love a chance to get my hands in Bread and Wine 🙂

  221. Zlata Odrazilova

    Love your blog and can’t wait to try recipes from Shauna’s book!

  222. Erika

    So excited to get to a bookstore soon and look at a copy- Shauna is one of my absolute favorite writers. Reading Cold Tangerines right now and loving it.

  223. Sadie Schuck

    Shauna is so inspiring! I absolutely can’t wait to read this book.

  224. Amber

    Hooray! I love Shauna. Pick me!

  225. Candice

    Yes- I can’t wait to read it. I also am craving more organic community since we moved a few states away in Janurary.

  226. Melinda Gray

    Looking forward to this book!! Love Shauna’s writing.

  227. jess

    thanks for the opportunity to win what looks to be an awesome book!

  228. Sara

    Is there anything better in life than a glass of wine with a cheese/bread plate surrounded by your favorite girlfriends? Nothing beats it 🙂

  229. Kate

    I would love to read this!

  230. Stephanie Walker

    I’ve been eating gluten free for over five years. AND I love Shauna!

  231. melissa

    i sure would enjoy this book since i enjoy food and guest!

  232. Amber

    I love Shaunas book, would love to win a copy 🙂

  233. Becky Bodnum

    Can’t wait to read this book. I’ve added it to my list on Goodreads right now.

  234. Lisa @ Heaven Sent

    I absolutely LOVE Shauna’s writing and would love to win this new book. I am almost finished with my Mom’s copy of Cold Tangerines, and I have Bittersweet waiting next to my bed. This book sounds like it is just as good, and the recipes sound amazing! I remember that Shauna posted a picture of her flourless brownies months ago, and I’ve been dying to try them since my little ladies are gluten-free!

  235. Emily R

    Beautiful book. I would love to flip through it, soak it in, play with the recipes. Thanks for the chance to win.

  236. Angie

    great giveaway!

  237. stephanie

    Would love to read this – it looks wonderful. : )

  238. Marie

    An interesting review – I think I’d like to read it.

  239. heather

    thank you!

  240. Cori

    Sounds like an enjoyable book to read!

  241. Kellie pittman

    Shauna is my favorite author!!! I just got married and would love her book and to try some of these recipes!

  242. MamaV

    this might sound odd, but for some reason, your review of this book moved me! i bet her book would be even more so moving. thank you both!

  243. Carly Wells

    This book is next on my list to read so I would LOVE the opportunity to win it first! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  244. Steph@livingbrilliant

    Thanks for this, Tsh, I am going to look for it at my trusty local library!

  245. Amy F.

    Looks fantastic – would love to read it!

  246. Kaylin

    This book is already on my “to read list”, a free copy would be such a blessing!

  247. Matt

    My wife loves her books, and everything I hear from them are great. Hope to win, and surprise her with it.

  248. Sarah

    I’ve been hearing so much about this book! I would love to win a copy.

  249. Kaytee Cobb

    Sounds excellent! I’m already in a book club, but a book and dinner club sounds even better! 🙂

  250. Jen

    Sounds interesting!

  251. Lucia Haskins

    The book sounds delightful. I look forward to reading it.


  252. Jane

    I would love to read this book after your glowing review. 🙂

  253. Abigail

    Bread and Wine… two of my favorite things! This book sounds amazing!

  254. Amy

    I’m so excited to read this. I just picked up Bittersweet recently and I love every word. Shauna’s writing voice is delightful and amusing and a familiar comfort. And every few months, I go back and reread her 11 Things to Know by 25ish article. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  255. Stephanie

    I love the red knobs on your stove! And regarding the book, I love that there are a lot of gluten-free recipes! I look forward to checking it out.

  256. Anna

    I love Shauna!

  257. Sarah

    I really appreciate the renewed focus of making food and family more of a sacrament, something to savor, rather than a despised obligation. Those are prime moments to connect and shape and love and bond. This book sounds excellent.

  258. Erin

    sounds perfect. on my wish list.

  259. Pam@behealthybehappywellness

    This sounds just like the type of book I love to read – I’d love to win a copy!

  260. Hadley

    Would love to win this book!

  261. tricia

    i’ve just gotten into baking bread, and what else can one do but invite your friends over to share it when you have two loaves good and hot? living in a nyc apt, my neighbors are my friends and come and go and mealtimes become communal in an instant…id love to read this book! because i really feel i’ve discovered this joy of mealtime….in a new way!

  262. Beth

    Bread and Wine? Uh, yes, please!

  263. Idaho Jill

    So this is the 3rd or 4th blog I have read about this book on, and the more I read ABOUT it, the more I want to read it!

  264. Megan

    Great giveaway! Thanks.

  265. Deborah Jackson

    LOVE LOVE LOVE celebrating life around the table with family and friends. Can’t wait to read this book.

  266. Jackie

    Sounds like a great read!!

  267. Rachel Ragan

    Love her!! And would love to read this book!!

  268. Kathy Gudgel

    Would love to win this book….books and food and wine…add friendes and it’s perfect!

  269. Laura

    This book sounds awesome!! As someone who “reads” regular cookbooks as it is, this would be perfect for me! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  270. Sheri Zee

    This sounds like an awesome book especially for someone like me who has such difficulty with cooking for a variety of reasons too numerous to mention here!

  271. Rebecca

    I’m excited to read this! I have a similar book idea for children! Thank you for sharing.

  272. Lori

    this looks like a awesome book – would love to win

  273. Alaina

    Oh I love that this book is about celebrating what is happening around the table!!! Heard your podcast about the give-a-way and was super excited! thanks for this opportunity!!!!

  274. julie joy

    I could do with some wild blessings. Thank you for the give-away opportunity!

  275. Jaymi

    This sounds like a great book. I’d love to read it!

  276. Amber

    Sounds enticing! I think I am going to have to check it out 🙂

  277. Suzanne

    I’m excited to read this. Thanks for the tip!

  278. Nichole

    Would love to win a copy! And love the idea of starting a cooking or book club. Will have to look into whether or not my own little town already has either started!

  279. Colleen

    Looks like a wonderful book.

  280. Darcy

    Fun Giveaway – would love to read this book!

  281. Di

    Oh this sounds wonderful! My toddlers are finally getting a little more adventurous with their eating and I can’t wait to spend the summer trying new recipes. Would LOVE to have a copy of this!

  282. Kate

    Love the idea if incorporating cooking into my “book club”

  283. Carolyn

    I WANT to read this book, winning a copy would be fun. Thanks.

  284. Stephanie

    Oh my gosh, I want to read this book! Have you read The Supper of the Lamb by Robert Farrar Capon? Sounds similar and that is one of my favorite books of all time.

  285. Heather

    This book looks heavenly. Thanks for the giveaway!

  286. LeAnne Conaway

    Cannot wait to read this! It sounds terrific!

  287. Brianna P

    Love letters, food, community, good recipes, what’s not to want? I’d be over the moon to be reading this right now! Crossing my fingers!

  288. Lisa K.

    Sounds like an awesome book!! Can’t wait to read it!

  289. Lisa

    Bread and wine are both staples at our family gatherings! Can’t wait to read a book about something so second nature to us!

  290. Georgia

    Would love to read this book! Enjoyed your post!

  291. Elizabeth

    I have read – and thoroughly enjoyed – Shauna’s other books. She writes in a way that is so open and accessible. I am looking forward to reading this next look into her world.

  292. Sarah

    Can’t wait to read this!!

  293. Lacey Wilcox

    Love the idea of this book! I’d really be interested to hear more about your book/cooking club. I’ve wanted to start one here!!

  294. Linda

    Oooh, it would look so lovely on my shelf, well thumbed and stained with food.

  295. Sharon Holbrook

    I’m starting to learn that Tsh and I have similar taste in books – so there goes Bread and Wine on my to-read list.

  296. Tina S.

    This cookbook looks fabulous! I would like to know what font she used for her title. It’s awesome!

  297. Kim Klus

    Always love new cookbooks! Also, love the idea of book club and dinner making together!

  298. Bev

    Beautiful book – would love to have it!

  299. Caiti P.

    Shauna is a great writer & speaker, her words are so honest!

  300. Naida

    This book looks exciting!

  301. Tina

    This sounds like it holds some wonderful truths that my family would greatly benefit from! Thanks for the post! I am one of those who wants to entertain but is so reluctant to do so because of insecurities and the fact that I am doing good just to get a homemade meal that is simple (and not pretty) on the table for my family. I am hoping that if I read more about the importance and underlying value of the table as a centerpiece of the family life, I can jump in and participate more intentionally. Love your blog!

  302. Carrie


  303. Lindsey L.

    In the midst of my husband’s job transition to (most likely) a tiny little town where we know no one, this book sounds like it would be a great way to foster community with the new relationships we will be forging! Can’t wait to read it!

  304. Erin

    This sounds inspiring!

  305. Lori

    This book sounds so wonderful!

  306. Nadia Damm

    This topic speaks deeply to me…I’m looking forward to the inspiration!

  307. Hannah

    Pick Me! 🙂

  308. Sarah

    This looks fabulous, and I’d love to read it!

  309. Becky

    Sounds like communion.. how it was supposed to be…
    I would love to read this book.

  310. Natalie

    Would love to read it!

  311. Missy K

    I have loved Shauna’s writing for several years, and I am so excited about Bread and Wine!

  312. Rebecca

    Sounds like a great book! Good food and good company are always a winning combination!

  313. lyndap

    Sounds like a great book!

  314. Char

    Would love to read this! Sounds perfect for right now.

  315. Jade

    Sounds delightful!

  316. Alyssa

    Would love a new book to read, thanks for the chance for a good freebie book! Loove cooking, food, and friends too!

  317. Jen5253 Range

    Oh, this book looks lovely! My husband is eating Gluten Free and we are gradually transitioning the whole family to eat that way too, so I’m on the hunt for yummy bread recipes.

  318. Rhiannon

    Thank you for sharing!

  319. Carolyn Dun

    Love the cover and the concept! Can’t wait to read the contents.

  320. Robin Wallace

    Can’t wait to read it! Sounds right up my alley!!

  321. Leah

    What a great sounding book. Thank you for the review and the giveaway 🙂

  322. Sondra

    Am looking forward to reading this book! All about good food and people around my table:)

  323. Derryanne

    As a single mom, full time employed and owning a home, it seems like there is never any time to enjoy the pleasure of cooking and eating. I really want to change that. I want to enjoy the process and the “fruits” of my labour. This book sounds like it is just what I need. I will buy it and if I win, give it as a gift to another woman in need of these lessons.

  324. Susie

    This book sounds like a life-changer!

  325. Cheri

    I love, love Shauna’s other books!! This one has my mouth watering already 🙂

  326. Jill

    I would LOVE to read this!

  327. Amy

    I am so curious to see if my kids would love the mango chicken too.
    I love your idea of the club, it reminds me of the supper club idea I saw once but didn’t seem nearly as personal as your idea. Best of luck.

  328. Rebekah

    You’ve done it! I am now totally craving to read it. Thanks 🙂

  329. Susan

    This books is right up my alley. Would love to have a copy!!

  330. Mary-Sue

    Looks like just my kind of book. I’ve asked my library to buy it and I’d LOVE a copy of my own. Thanks! xo

  331. Melissa

    Very cool looking book. Potentially free…even better.

  332. Kimberly

    Looks wonderful! When you substituted the coconut flour for the white flour did you use less coconut flour? It seems to expand so much when I use it.

  333. Amy O.

    This book would speak to my husband’s heart ( and then I would be the world’s best wife for winning it!)

  334. Jennifer

    Mango Chicken Curry sounds REALLY good. =)

  335. Afton

    Ohhh this book sounds AMAZING! My 5 best girlfriends and I do a monthly girls’ dinner at someone’s house with lots of wine and good food…this is so right up our alley!! Would love to win!

  336. Kimberly Monaghan

    This book looks like a MUST read! I have not found this community where we live now and we have been here for 5+ years! I really miss that!

  337. Lisa

    I would love to own a copy of this book. It sounds great!
    Thank you for sharing!

  338. Heather T

    I would love some new inspiration!

  339. Allison

    Thanks for sharing!

  340. Catherine

    Love this book! I just posted my own review of Bread & Wine this morning.
    Yes, laugh and cry, this book made me do both; and want to cook and gather around the table with those I love.

  341. annette osborne

    Pick me random-winner-picking-machine! I need to see and learn the eternal value of preparing food for my family of picky eaters. I need a fresh perspective!

  342. Rachel Snavely

    Was just introduced to Shauna’s writings by a friend. Would LOVE to win a copy of the new book!

  343. Jenny

    Oh, I would love this book. One, because I made myself a crazy resolution to read 75 books this year (and so far I am on track), and two because my husband and I just built our dream house that is so, so, so perfect for entertaining…but we never have anyone over. Cooking and reading are two of my passions, so I am sure this book would be a favorite, dog eared copy in my collection.

  344. Elizabeth Linder

    Love the way this book encourages us to open our homes, sit and be fed! I’m waiting to get my hands on this book stat as I want to start a supper club based around it!

  345. Mary w

    Would love this! Thanks!

  346. Jen

    One can never read enough books like this: life, food it is the center of everything.

  347. Rachelle

    Love! Can’t wait to read this book!

  348. Erica

    What a neat idea! So often we are focused on the nutrients of foods that we forget the nourishment from those around us during a meal. Looking forward to reading the book!

  349. Mandy

    I read her two other books–I would love to get my hands on this one!

  350. Liisa R

    I’d love to start some new friendships this way in my new town!

  351. Emily

    I have a love for everything cookbook or food. This sounds like a beautiful book

  352. Sara Baartman

    I would be so pleased to win this book.

  353. angie

    i would love to read this book!

  354. April

    Yes, please!

  355. Kristin

    Sounds like a great read!

  356. Jennifer

    Ooh I love her! I’m a new reader of hers and learned about her thru my church bookclub. Totally hooked from the start!!!

  357. Tammy

    Love food 😉 and love the sound of this book! Thank you for the chance to win.

  358. Lori

    Looks like an amazing cookbook! Can’t wait to see the quotes and ideas.
    Thank you-

  359. Jennifer

    I work at a Christian bookstore and saw we just got that book in and so wanted to read it! Thanks for your review and comments so will definitely have to add it to my reading list!!


  360. Corrina

    Love Shauna and her writing!

  361. Ashley

    Bittersweet is one of my favorite books, and I can’t wait to read this one! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  362. zoe

    I haven’t read any of her books, and now can’t wait to read them! Love the Lululemon story on her blog- from Vancouver, we love our Lululemon!
    Love the title of the book and can’t wait to read it.

  363. Louise Rogers

    Sounds like a great book – I’d love to win a copy!

  364. Sarah

    I am currently doing the whole30 challenge & have been learning a lot about the meaning of good food served around a group of friends & family. I can’t wait to pck up this book, whether I win it or buy it!

  365. Veronica

    Would love to read this and also maybe give the one that I win to a friend who would love it as well. For me food is often one of the ways I express love, so it sounds like this will be right up my alley!

  366. Myla

    Sounds like a great read!

  367. AnneW

    I have read and loved her other books multiple times! I can’t stinkin wait to read Bread & Wine!

  368. Kristy V.

    This sounds like a great book. I would love to win this!

  369. Julie

    Oh that book sounds great, and the recipe you made sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

  370. Emily

    Sounds like a great read!

  371. Kelly

    This book has been on my wish list!

  372. Emily Gist

    Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE her books! Please pick me!

  373. Autumn Carton

    Shauna’s books have been incredibly life changing for me and my heart. To add her third one to my collection would be a blessing.

  374. Vivian

    Looks like a great book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

  375. Stacy

    I would love love (and love some more) this!

  376. Genevieve

    Would love to read this book, sounds inspirational

  377. Meredith

    Shauna is an amazing writer and I absolutely can’t wait to read this book. I’m also subscribing to Simple Mom right now!

  378. Erica

    I love food books and can’t wait to read this one 🙂

  379. Gesine

    Can’t wait to read that book!
    My husband and I just built a dining table last weekend – after eating at our coffee table or balancing plates on our knees for the better part of the last two years. So what better time than to engage in community and fellowship around the table than from here on out!

  380. Heather Doucet

    Fairly certain I could live on the title alone- bread and wine! Can’t wait to read it.

  381. Christy B.

    Interesting Book! I would love to read this!

  382. cyndee

    This is the first I have heard of this, it sounds so good.

  383. Sandy

    This book sounds wonderful! I have 4 daughters and some of my most precious memories are of times we spent together in the kitchen; cooking, laughing, sharing and eating. Just ordered this book from our library and can’t wait to read it! Thanks for sharing!

  384. Chrystal

    I would love a copy of the book to give to a foodie friend of mine who LOVES cookbooks, wine, bread and bringing family together. She would be giddy to see this AND her birthday is in May! 🙂

  385. Heidi

    Sounds lovely…I’m thinking hospitality rather than entertaining. I would love to read this book!!!

  386. Sarah

    I’m intrigued. Would love a copy!

  387. vera

    with the book’s title I would not have considered the recipes for children; thanks for the blog post

  388. Ashlie

    Sounds like a fantastic tool to help start our new life – we’ve just moved to a completely new town this week and I’m hoping to meet new people and make friends soon.

  389. K.O.

    This book sounds like such a blessing. It’s different than the type of books I normally read, but sounds great! I even added it to my Amazon wishlist in case I don’t win 🙂

  390. Ashlee

    Tsh, I just adore your updated bio. <3

    Also, this book sounds wonderful. Off to read more about Shauna in her own words! Thanks!

  391. Jessica

    I’ve loved Shauna’s other books, and can’t wait to read this one as well.
    Yay for community!!

  392. Melanie

    I would love, love, love this! I have been making an effort to invite friends over for informal meals and gatherings more often but I still stress about it. With everyone’s busy schedules, it is not always easy. This book sounds like a great reminder about what’s important and why it’s worth it!

  393. Ángel

    Just a newbie in simplemom… and I have to say that even the cover of the book looks great.
    Regards from Spain!

  394. Audrey

    Love her blog…can’t wait to start reading this book! And PLEASE do start the dinner club! It sounds simply delightful.

  395. Shannon

    Oh, I would love a copy of this! We’re moving across the country next month, and I am a bit anxious at the thought of starting over and building a new community. Sounds like this book would be a great encouragement. Thanks for the giveaway!

  396. Kim

    Your post was so inspirational I want to read it right away!

  397. Anna

    I’ve heard so much about this book. Would love a chance to get my hands on it!

  398. Stacey Hancock

    Wonderful wonderful wonderful! 🙂

  399. Melissa

    This looks like such a great book!!!

  400. Liz H

    I LOVE the idea of a cooking and book club! How awesome would it be to meet new folks who share our love of real food enjoyed with good people? Now you’ve got me thinking!

  401. Maddie

    I would love to read this book! Thanks for the draw!

  402. Hannah

    This looks fantastic! I’d love to win a copy!

  403. Courtney B.

    Love it! I hope I win!

  404. Nancy

    Sounds delightful! Thanks for sharing!

  405. Laura

    Can’t wait to read!

  406. Kristen

    I love reading and trying recipes from new books!

  407. Anne

    Wow, this sounds like a great book. I appreciate how you are called to action after reading it. My best to you with your plans – I’d be interested to hear how that goes perhaps in a future post.

  408. Lisa L.

    I love, love love to read cookbooks and other books by cooks! Thanks for the chance to win what looks like a great read.

  409. DeeCee

    I cannot wait to read it!

  410. Abi

    Sounds like fun. Been thinking about how much of our days, traditions and celebrations are linked to the food we prepare.

  411. Heather

    I tend to stay very simple in my cooking due to my kids varying in age and also extremely picky eaters! I would love to be able to try more daring meals and maybe this book would be a good resource to own

  412. Jenny

    Our family is very centered around the kitchen, and I look forward to reading this book!

  413. Jodi DePaoli

    Bread and wine! Two of my fave things. 😉

  414. April

    Sounds excellent – I’d love to get to read it! I have that same basket as well, love it too 🙂

  415. Amy

    Looks like it would be a fun read!

  416. LorrieD

    Although I get to enjoy hearing Shauna since we attend her church, I have yet to experience her writing. This sounds like one I would relly enjoy!

  417. Jennifer Ott

    I LOVE foodie books (and with the Ice Storm of 2013, we’ve been reading lots here)!

  418. Becky

    Oh pleasey pleasey! 🙂

  419. Monique

    Can’t wait to read it. I requested that my local library order a copy!

  420. hilary

    I want one.

  421. Melanie N

    I just found your blog when looking for art storage ideas & wanted to read more! This sounds like a great book; thanks for the review (and for showing it is ok to have have stuff on your counters).

  422. Kim

    Sounds like a book I need in my house 🙂

  423. Mitzi

    I would love to have a copy of this book, and free would be great! I am new to the Simple Mom, and already have a lot of respect for you! 🙂 Thanks for sharing with all of us!

  424. Janine

    Well, that’s an awesome endorsement! Sounds like something I’d absolutely love to read!

  425. Brittany

    I could use this sort of inspiration…thanks for the great giveaway!

  426. buzzkehl

    as a cookbook junkie who’s all about the family dinner table, this sounds like a definite must-read!

  427. Sue

    Thank you for the chance to win what sounds like a terrific book.

  428. Amy

    Would love a copy of the book! Either way, I plan to grab a copy–looks like a great read!

  429. Leah

    I think I would love this book from your description! I’d also love to get more ideas about starting a local cooking club with friends. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  430. Dawn Priestley

    Sounds like a fantastic book! Would love a copy, but will definitely check it out either way. Thanks Tsh and Shauna!

  431. Jil

    Putting in on my reading list and recommending it to a friend!

  432. RP

    Sounds lovely!

  433. Shelby

    I look forward to reading this book. I treasure any writing that will help me provide great nourishment to my family.

  434. Jada

    I love her books, and can’t wait to read this one!

  435. Steph

    Looks awesome – would love a copy!

  436. Melissa

    I would love a copy! I adore her other books!

  437. Lark

    Bread and wine are two of my favorite food groups! The other two are cheese and chocolate. I would love a book that encourages me and/or motivates me to cook more often by helping me to see what it should be all about.

  438. Selina

    Would love to have this book! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  439. Mandy

    My birthday is next week…would love to win a book! 🙂

  440. Kate

    I think life is lived in the fullest around a dinner table.

  441. Laila @OnlyLaila

    Would love to read this book. I attend her Dad’s church, Willow Creek!

  442. Allison Winfield

    I would love to win!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  443. Heather C

    This book has been on my Amazon wish list for a while. I would love to win a copy.

  444. Debbie

    Love the sound of this book and I would be thrilled to win a copy. Thanks!

  445. sheri hedberg

    I hope I win!!!! 🙂

  446. Heather

    A love letter round the table, love this idea, the dining table often is the one place we are all together sharing love through our chat and stories. Sounds a blissful book! X

  447. Audrey

    I’d love to read it!

  448. Tiffany

    Sounds wonderful!

  449. Brenda

    Love the idea of food around the table bringing people closer together…sign me up! I hope I win!

  450. kelly summers

    i’ve read so many great things about this book lately. plus i desperately need some inspiration to cook! 🙂

  451. Tiffany

    sounds wonderful- going on my “to read” list- thanks for sharing!

  452. Brooke

    I was planning to buy this as a Mother’s Day gift for someone else and hopefully read a library copy (free!) myself. Sadly, it appears that the book isn’t available from my library so fingers crossed that I win – then I can borrow it back to read AFTER I give it as a gift (I promise, she won’t mind!). Thanks for the opportunity to win what promises to be a tremendous read!

  453. Rosanna

    Love Shauna’s stuff!!!

  454. Lindsey Hignite

    i have a weakness for cookbooks. 🙂 esp. “reader” cookbooks, or at least that is what I call the kind with stories and such in them!

  455. Anya

    I love the cover.

  456. Laurie

    Sounds like an awesome read!

  457. Kerry

    Picking this one for our local book group this summer. Looks great!

  458. Margaret D

    This sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to win a copy. If I don’t, I will have to buy a copy.

  459. heidib

    I have the perfect spot on my bookshelf for that book 🙂

  460. Sheena

    Would love to win this book!

  461. Tara Anderson

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  462. Mary

    I would love to read this book!

  463. Michelle S

    Yes, please! Love your blog!

  464. Nina

    wow, sounds wonderful. thanks for the chance.

  465. jerri

    I can’t wait to read this book!

  466. Danielle

    This book does sound awesome!! {{I hope I win becasue we’re on a seriously tight budget the next few months, wink, wink}} I started cutting out sugars and eating more whole foods about the same time you did. I could use more inspiration and ideas right about now, too. Thanks. :))

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  468. Melissa Sargent

    Love this!

  469. Keri

    Looks like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway!

  470. Jenny

    I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  471. Georgia Monroe

    Whoop Whoop!!!

  472. Audrie

    A friend of mine has been reading the book! It’s been cool to see her implement and experience what the book talks about. Will definitely have to read!

  473. Bethany B

    Just read her post on Storylines blog. I totally want this book.

  474. Elva Bonifacio Andrade

    I would love to win a copy of this book! Kisses from Protugal * * *

  475. Bonnie

    I pre-ordered this book as soon as I heard about it. If I win that will give me one to bless someone else with!

  476. Leigh Ann

    Sounds very interesting, can’t wait to read it!

  477. Michelle Pic

    Pick me! I am in such a dinner rut right now and would love the inspiration to get back into serving my family with meals, even if they aren’t grateful! 🙂 And would love the inspiration to entertain more.

  478. Carrie Mattern

    I would love to read this book!

  479. LeeAnn T

    What a lovely sounding book! I just finished one and I would love for this one to be my next read!

  480. Amanda

    This book looks amazing, would absolutely love to read this delightful book!

  481. Natalie

    This is definitely next on my “to read” list!

  482. Julianna

    Count me in! Sounds like a delightful (and delicious) read!

  483. Beth

    This sounds like a great book that has to go on my reading list!

  484. Ada Howe

    book looks amazing!

  485. Heather

    Oh, this sounds so incredible! I would absolutely love to win a copy!

  486. Adrienne

    What a great topic! Would love to read this book!

  487. Annie

    Sounds great!

  488. Melanie

    This looks fantastic! I am always on the look out for something like this to add to my

  489. Kathie

    I would love to win this book. We are on a limited budget with retirement but I still love to have friends gathered around our table.

  490. Emile

    Would love to read this!

  491. Katy

    Wll look forward to reading it! Thanks for the recommendation!!!

  492. Maria

    I would love to win this book since it is on my wishlist already. I just discovered Shauna with Cold Tangerines and recommended her to another friend this morning. So it was funny to me when I peeked over here and saw her again! Anyway, hoping to win but know whoever does will be happy!

  493. Micah

    Would love to read this! You had me at “a book that quotes both G.K. Chesterton and 50 Cent”!

  494. Christe Ddds

    Our family so values time around the table, together and with friends. Looking forward to reading this!

  495. Liz

    ANY book that quotes Chesterton is worth looking into! Adding this to the To Read list even if I don’t win.

  496. Julie

    I want one! Sounds just like a big hug in a book.

  497. Nisa

    This sounds like a lovely book!

  498. Jen E

    Looks like an amazing read. Thanks for the chance to win a copy 🙂

  499. Becci Cutting

    This sounds awesome! would love to win this! I love food, and cooking and people! And I would like to think that my time and labor spent in preparing food for my family does have eternal value since it gets eaten so quickly!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  500. Beth

    I would love to read that book!

  501. Cherie Werner

    Sounds like a book that would keep me keeping on track with the new life changes I’ve implemented.

  502. Molly

    What a great encouragement for hospitality and fellowship!! I’m not a mama yet, but I’m a new wife starting out as a homemaker. This is my hubs and my vision for our home! Thanks for blessing and encouraging others!!

  503. Casey

    Sounds great. Win it or not, I will probably read it. Thanks!

  504. Meghann

    Would love to win a copy! I love her other books so much and this one sounds amazing as well.

  505. Marissa

    I’m a big fan of “what happens around the table, both the mingling of ingredients and the hearts of people. ” 🙂

  506. Alyssa

    Sounds like a great book! I may pick it up even if I don’t win. 😉

  507. Katie Kate

    Looks like a great book! I love “cookbooks” that teach us more about life in the kitchen/around the table than the specific food on the plate!

  508. Marie

    Thanks for sharing this book with us!

  509. Christy

    Looks like a great book!

  510. Candice

    Can’t wait to read. Mine is in the mail but I’d love another to give away to a friend!!

  511. Joy

    Curious about this book now…love to cook(and eat!) food and connect with people!

  512. Jennifer Lange

    I’ve been loving the reviews of this book. I can’t wait to read it!

  513. Lacie Hejnal

    I love Shauna and I’m so excited to read this book!!!!

  514. Gretchen Louise

    I’m reading “Bittersweet” right now and can’t wait to read “Bread & Wine”!

  515. Krista C.

    I have heard too much about this book NOT to read it!!!! And a food and book club… umm… yes, please!

  516. Kristen new

    The book looks divine! What a wonderful twist to focus on the relationships we forge around the table and to have an eternal perspective regarding our cooking!

  517. Heather k. M

    I would love to read this book, it sounds so good!

  518. Meredith Barr

    I would love to read this book!

  519. Beth Y

    Looks like a great book. Thanks for sharing!

  520. april

    sounds like a great book. thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  521. Meaghan

    Sounds like a wonderful read!! Good luck to all!

  522. Peggy Huckeba

    This looks like a great book! My son-in-law has discovered the “spiritual dimension” of table fellowship, so I’m hoping to get this book to share w/ him!

  523. Keri

    I have read so many great things about this book! I would love to read it for myself and start inviting friends to my table again. 🙂

  524. Ginger

    I looked at the preview of this book on Amazon and it looks great! I love the idea of the “stories” and recipes to go with them! I also have to be gluten free & mostly paleo so this book is doulby great. Hope I win one.

  525. Colleen

    This book sounds like it has everything I’m seeking, community, gluten free food and wine to complement it all. Aloha!

  526. Loretta S.

    After such a rave review, who wouldn’t want to read this?

  527. Lori

    Would LOVE to read this book!

  528. Jane

    Loved Cold Tangerines, have Bittersweet on my “to read” list and here comes a third one!

  529. Stefanni

    Want to read this one! Thanks for sharing.

  530. Heather Henry

    I’d love to win, it sounds great!

  531. Jen D

    A friend was just telling me about how she preordered this book! Thanks for this giveaway!

  532. Kristina Morris

    I want it!

  533. Kelly

    I’ve heard such great things about this book. I can’t wait to read it!

  534. Robyn Monticone

    Sounds like a wonderful book. I can’t wait to read it!

  535. Laura Susan

    Man oh man, I’d love to win this book!

  536. Krista

    Sounds like a nice read. I am a foodie and love entertaining with food 🙂

  537. Vanessa

    Looks deliciously grand!

  538. Kate W.

    I’m in love with this book already!

  539. Lindsey P.

    This sounds wonderful! I can’t wait to read it.

  540. monica

    Looks excellent!

  541. Tracy

    This book sounds like food for the soul. I have been discouraged about family meals and this might be the redirect I need.

  542. Maria in CT

    Thank you for offering! I look forward to book club conversation about this!

  543. Alicia B

    I would love to read this book!! Thanks!

  544. Kim

    I would love a copy!

  545. Lindsay

    Sounds like a fantastic book!

  546. Cindy

    Would love to get a chance to read this book….

  547. Kate

    Sounds wonderful! I would love to read it

  548. Kyla

    Sounds like a book I would LOVE! I’m excited to read it!

  549. Elizabeth

    I pre-ordered Bread and Wine for friends, but still haven’t purchased a copy for myself! Love Shauna, and would love to own her lovely book!

  550. Joy

    Thanks for sharing!

  551. Bonita

    I am intrigued by this title and eager to read it, free or otherwise :).

  552. Christina Deubel

    This sounds like a fantastic book! I will have to see if the bookstore below my office carries it, if I don’t win 🙂

  553. KateC

    I need a good book – this one sounds like just the ticket.

  554. Tori

    I am enjoying Bittersweet right now – this one sounds awesome too!

  555. Lisa white

    Can’t wait to read her book!

  556. Jessica

    Sounds like perfect nap time reading to me!

  557. Heather

    My birthday is the 23rd of this month, would love to win this!!

  558. Jessica

    So excited about this book!

  559. Stacy

    I’ve read such good things about this book. This would be really cool to win a copy.

  560. Cait

    Oh yes, please!

  561. Elizabeth Kane

    Everyone who is reading this book is head over heels in love with it. I would love to have a copy!

  562. susan

    I grew up in a home where the kitchen was always open to children and consequently, I LOVE to cook! Thanks Mom for making love the most important ingredient in all our food.

  563. Stephanie

    Hubby and I are expecting babe #2 so were on a serious budget but I have wanted this book since I first heard shauna was writing it. I appreciate her honesty, thoughts as a mom
    And as a woman who is admittedly not perfect.

  564. Amanda T

    Sounds amazing! I will be looking into this one.

  565. Tanya

    Can’t wait to read this one!!

  566. jenn g

    sounds great!

  567. JaneH

    sounds like a welcome departure from my high stick of fiction books on hand.

  568. Rachel Morales

    This book looks wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  569. Debbie

    Looks wonderful!!

  570. Sarah G

    This sounds like a beautiful book. Thanks for sharing it with us and for the chance to win. I love book recommendations from this site!

  571. Rachael @ Set the Table

    Looks like a fantastic book! I do feel like it needs to be part of my cookbook collection- although my husband might disagree 🙂 Loved your most recent podcast about book publishing by the way!

  572. Sherri

    Fabulous! Thanks for the chance.

  573. Isabelle Hicks

    I would love to win a copy to give to my mom for mother’s day!

  574. Maria R

    Hi Tish,
    I think this book I just what our family needs. I just thought about dinner yesterday that we really need to value that time more. I would really like a copy.

  575. Dana

    Can’t wait to read this….sounds perfect!

  576. Emily

    Oh, I’d LOVE a copy!! This sounds fantastic! 🙂

  577. Beth

    I would LOVE to read this book and get more inspiration in this area.

  578. Ann

    Sounds like a perfect read, with a glass of wine in hand! Adding to my list now!

  579. Deanne

    Having just moved into a new home, I seem to have lost my bread & wine groove … this sounds like a delightful way to find it again.

  580. Jessica

    I loved Bittersweet. I can’t wait to read this one either.

  581. Torey

    GF recipes! Count me in!!

  582. CourtneyP.

    I SO want to read this book! Thank you!!

  583. Susan NC Price

    I’m all for food as a path to community, whether shared meals, shared veg gardens … or book clubs with snacks!

  584. Cynthia

    Sounds like a book I would love to read. Thanks for sharing.

  585. Kelly

    Would love to read this! Also wanted to tell you how much I love the new format Tsh!

  586. Sarah Westphal

    Count me in! Sounds like a book close to my soul. We love hosting people over for brunch and dinner 🙂

  587. Elizabeth Killian

    Sounds great!

  588. Fiona

    I’m inspired! I would love to read this book!

  589. nadine smith

    Looks great!!!! I know I am comment 17 000, but sure would love to read this:)

  590. Rachel

    Sounds like a marvelous book. I can’t wait to share it with my fiance.

  591. Kate H

    I have read Shauna’s Bittersweet and really enjoyed it. This one sounds lovely too!

  592. Deborah P

    I’m curious about the swimsuit ready or not chapter. I’m DEFINITELY not ready!!

  593. Nikki

    This looks awesome!

  594. Kelty

    I love the idea of cooking as creating community!

  595. Claire @ Lemon Jelly Cake

    I know you should never judge a book by its cover . . . but I really love the cover. It makes me want to have a bunch of friends over for dinner just looking at it. 🙂

  596. Laura BN

    This book sounds so inspiring! I hope I win!

  597. Amanda

    This books looks fantastic!! Definitely adding it to my ‘To Read’ list! I’m also super interested in researching Paleo, I keep hearing that term come up 🙂

  598. Lisa

    This could be dangerous since I’m already craving a lake house!

  599. alee-a

    i heard shauna speak at azusa pacific when i was a student there and was given her book “cold tangerines” by a campus pastor during a really rough time. i devoured it, as i did “bittersweet” and as i know i’ll do with “bread & wine” thanks!

  600. Laura

    This book has been on my to-read list! I would love to win a copy of my own!

  601. Tif

    You had me at “flourless brownies”!

  602. Becky

    I was sold by the title, Bread and Wine, which is meal enough for me. The flour less brownies sound great too.

  603. Lisa H

    sounds like a yummy book!

  604. Heather Y.

    Five months ago we moved into a house after 7 years of apartment dwelling, and we were finally able to bring our 10 foot dining table out of storage. We are a family of 5 and it’s way more table than we need so when a friend commented on how nice for family dinners I did not hesitate to correct him with, “No, this is for friends.” I have dreams of conversations that just don’t want to end with many friends, both old and new. Would love to have recipe ideas to help nurture that.

  605. Amy Clark Scheren

    The book sound great! I think I have another one of her books on my shelf. This makes me want to go read it!

  606. Jess

    I am hearing lots about this book and would absolutely love a copy!

  607. Tammy

    Sounds like a great book! I’d love to win.

  608. Abby Aberle

    I want to read this!

  609. Cami Carter

    Would love to get the book to make mango chicken curry!

  610. Holley

    Shauna is a very talented author, her other books are amazing!

  611. Eskai Foster

    I love her books! And this one sounds fabulous! Crossing my fingers I might get a copy of it 🙂

  612. Shari

    Sounds like a great book!

  613. Jessica

    You had me at “bread and wine”!!

  614. Kris

    Your review certainly has me wanting to read this book. Would love to win!

  615. Amanda

    looks good!

  616. Katherine

    Definitely a book I’d be interested in reading! 🙂

  617. Amy Huff

    Love this.

  618. Lindsay

    Love the idea of being more intentional with our meal time.

  619. Maryellen

    The recipes sound yummy!

  620. kristen

    I WOULD LOOOOVE this book! need any help i can get in this arena! 🙂 yah!

  621. Nickolina

    It sounds like a good book to have around the kitchen for a quick re-read.

  622. Denise P.

    Sounds like a good read. Looking forward to checking it out. Thanks for the recommendation.

  623. Heather R

    Thank you for the chance to win! Sounds like a lovely book!

  624. Margaret

    What a great sounding book!

  625. Sheri

    Sounds like something my husband and I would enjoy together!

  626. susie

    This looks like a fun read!

  627. Heather B

    I would love it!

  628. Laura

    Ooh would love a copy of this book 🙂

  629. Danica

    Ooh ooh! Pick me! Pick me!

  630. Becky

    Community & food….sounds a bit like Jesus to me!

  631. brandy

    I keep hearing great things about this book. Looking forward to reading it.

  632. Amanda

    I could really use a new book.

  633. AChamberlain

    We are living in a new location as well – sounds like the book would inspire new relationships in our lives. Thanks for the book recommendation!

  634. Emily

    I would love to read it! Hoping to win it, or I’m going to get it from the library!

  635. achamber

    We are living in a new town as well – sounds like the book would inspire new relationships in our lives. Thanks for the book recommendation!

  636. Lisa

    This book sounds fabulous! Would love to check it out. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  637. Beth Werner Lee

    Sounds LOVElY! I’ll keep an eye out for it (amazon wish list) if I’m not a winner!

  638. Leah

    This book sounds incredible. A way to deepen the quality of life.

  639. Elaina

    Sounds like a good read. I’d love to check it out!

  640. Meredith

    I’m still looking for more of a community in this town I’ve lived in for nearly 3 years. This book sounds like it might be a good start to help me create my own!

  641. Holly

    Can’t wait to read this… cooking is in need of some inspiration. :).

  642. Audrey C

    Sounds like a great read! I love my food and sharing it with people I love is even better. =)

  643. Sharon

    Bread and wine – two of my favorite things!

  644. Stephanie Mortimer

    So intrigued. Definitely on my “to read” list.

  645. Anna Mullenax

    I would love to win this book!

  646. lisa

    sounds like my kind of book. thanks for sharing!

  647. Heather

    Sounds like such a unique perspective! I would love to read it!

  648. Tiffany

    Sounds great! I am sitting here revamping my monthly menu…this book could be just what I need to put a few more tasty meals in the menu rotation and on the table!

  649. Amy

    This book sounds delightful!

  650. Rebecca

    What a glorious idea! Would love a chance to read this. If it doesn’t come my way via you, I need to ask the library to acquire a copy. Maybe I’ll do that anyways 🙂

  651. Alicia

    I would love a copy of this book.

  652. Ellen

    Sounds fantastic! Just my kind of book. 🙂

  653. Amanda

    Would love a book like this, I love cooking & baking food, and reading!

  654. Cyndy Q.

    Sounds like a book I would really enjoy reading!

  655. Elisha

    I have been hearing so many good things about this book! I hope I win a copy so I can better understand family dinners, hospitality and try some yummy recipes!

  656. Leslie

    Ohmigosh that sounds amazing! I’d love a copy!

  657. Tsvetalina

    Thanks for sharing. her blog looks interesting.

  658. Tracey Lee

    Thank you for the wonderful opportunity!

  659. Bobbie23nc

    I love cookbooks that include commentary. This one sounds great. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  660. BrittanyS

    Sounds delicious 🙂 Food shared is indeed an amazing thing.

  661. Heather

    Ooh I would love to win!!!

  662. Sarah

    My fingers are crossed! We would love to add this book to our shelves, as we are in urban ministry and have an open table. Thanks!

  663. Janelle

    This book looks right up my Alley! I would love to win! But win or not this one will likely end up in my home at some point.

  664. Lea

    I can’t wait to read this!

  665. Les Johnson

    This book sounds like it has great recipes to try…especially while drinking a glass of wine 🙂
    katja9_10 at hotmail dot com

  666. Sarah M

    This sounds fabulous! I would certainly love a cookbook that focuses on community and family, not just the food that happens with them. Love it!

  667. Lori

    My first thought when you said “book o’ the month” was I don’t have time to read! But after reading your entry my interest is really piqued. It looks like something I need to “make time” to read!

  668. Stasi

    this book looks…well, Yummy! thanks for bringing it to my attention….on the wish list it goes!

  669. Lane

    It sounds like a lovely book!

  670. Kendra Allen

    Sounds like a great book. The marriage of food and friends…what could be better!

  671. Lauren Robbins

    The gorgeous cover alone is enough reason to want this book! If the inside is as amazing, I can’t wait to read it.

  672. Elizabeth

    Sounds like a fascinating read!

  673. Lisi

    Loved the post & recommendation.

  674. Chellie

    Oh YES! I’m a Shauna fan! I share this passion for food and community, looks like another winner from her. I would love a copy of this book, I could use a little inspiration these days. Thanks!!

  675. Anne