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Take this bread : a radical conversion, by Sara Miles

Label
Take this bread : a radical conversion
Title
Take this bread
Title remainder
a radical conversion
Statement of responsibility
by Sara Miles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Raised as an atheist, Sara Miles lived an enthusiastically secular life as a restaurant cook and writer. Then early one morning, for no earthly reason, she wandered into a church. "I was certainly not interested in becoming a Christian, " she writes. "Or, as I thought of it rather less politely, a religious nut." But she ate a piece of bread, took a sip of wine, and found herself radically transformed." "The mysterious sacrament of communion has sustained Miles ever since - in a faith she'd scorned, in work she'd never imagined. In this story, she tells how the seeds of her conversion were sown, and what her life has been like since she took that bread."
  • "A lesbian left-wing journalist who covered revolutions around the world, Miles was not the kind of woman her friends expected to see suddenly praising Jesus. She was certainly not the kind of person the government had in mind to run a "faith-based charity." Religion for her was not about angels or good behavior or piety; it was about real hunger, real food, and real bodies. Before long, she turned the bread she ate at communion into tons of groceries, piled on the church's altar to be given away. The first food pantry she established provided hundreds of poor, elderly, sick, deranged, and marginalized people with lifesaving food and a sense of belonging. Within a few years, the loaves had multiplied, and she and the people she served had started nearly a dozen more pantries."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Raised as an atheist, Sara Miles lived an enthusiastically secular life. Then early one morning, for no earthly reason, she wandered into a church. "I was certainly not interested in becoming a Christian," she writes, "or, as I thought of it rather less politely, a religious nut." But she ate a piece of bread, took a sip of wine, and found herself radically transformed. The sacrament of communion has sustained Miles ever since, in a faith she'd scorned, in work she'd never imagined. Here she tells how the seeds of her conversion were sown, and what her life has been like since she took that bread: as a lesbian left-wing journalist, religion for her was not about angels or good behavior or piety. She writes about the economy of hunger and the ugly politics of food; the meaning of prayer and the physicality of faith. Here, in this passionate book, is the living communion of Christ
Biography type
autobiography
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194846
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-
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Miles, Sara
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Miles, Sara
  • Christian converts
  • Church work with the poor
  • Food relief
Target audience
adult
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a radical conversion
Label
Take this bread : a radical conversion, by Sara Miles
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000040465199
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 283 p.
Isbn
9780345486929
Lccn
2006048971
Label
Take this bread : a radical conversion, by Sara Miles
Publication
Control code
000040465199
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 283 p.
Isbn
9780345486929
Lccn
2006048971

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