An accessible book on reading the Bible that encourages an excitingly experiential approach.
'a fiercely intelligent theologian and historian' - The Independent
As a vicar, Miranda Threlfall-Holmes is used to being asked to recommend a book on how and why to read the Bible. Filling the gap between popular Bible reading notes and more academic books, How to Eat Bread is the book she'd give to anyone wanting to explore the Bible as part of their faith. Its three main sections delve into the rich heritage of how Christians have read the Bible down the ages:
From the Larder - ways that scripture itself uses other parts of scripture, or models and demonstrates different ways of reading
Grandma's Recipe Book - historical methods of biblical interpretation
Molecular Gastronomy - the insights and methods of modern theological hermeneutics
Encouraging readers to try out a variety of tried and tested ways of Bible reading, experiment with different ingredients and sample the results, How to Eat Bread is a refreshingly hands-on approach to understanding this ancient library of texts.