The Empty Shelf Challenge is a dare from Jon Acuff this year to read as much as you can in 2014. After clearing a bookshelf on January 1st, you add books that you finish.
Above is the tenth book I read for the #EmptyShelf Challenge.
Below is the format I have done for each book I read.
Title: Bread & Wine
Author: Shauna Niequist
What’s it about: Gathering around the table to share more than just dinner — but rather to share life.
Favorite quote: This is what I want you to do: I want you to tell someone you love them, and dinner’s at six…The table is where time stops. It’s where we look people in the eye, where we tell the truth about how hard it is, where we make space to listen to the whole story, not the textable sound bite…If you can satiate a person’s hunger, you can get a glimpse of their heart. There’s an intimacy in it, in the meeting of needs and the filling of one’s stomach, that is, necessarily, tied to the heart.
Why did I read it: Shauna Niequist fills my soul. She writes with such a deep honesty that I find myself longing with her, hoping with her, loving with her. She is the reason I continue to blog.
Favorite idea: I’m so hungry for something more and I need more than food. I need friends and real conversations. I need love and meeting others where they are at. I need intimacy.
Where can you buy it?: Right here.