A cookbook that feeds the body and soul, featuring recipes and inspiring stories from some of America’s most prominent pastors, and encouraging everyone to come to the table and celebrate Sunday suppers with grace and good food.
Sunday Dinners brings readers to the kitchen and dining-room tables of thirteen of America’s favorite pastors and their families as they share their Sunday traditions, mealtime blessings, inspiring stories, strong family values, and favorite recipes.
Research shows that eating dinner together strengthens a family’s bond, and Sunday dinners are especially sacred. They are a time to bring everyone together, catch up, teach children manners and social skills, stay connected with teens, learn about family history and values, and nourish our bodies and souls.
In Sunday Dinners, the pastor families who share their experiences are known not just for their successes in the pulpit and in their communities but also for the strong families they have built. They preach it, and they live it, and that’s inspiring. This is a cookbook to be read and savored, to remind us that no matter how busy we think we are, we can still take time to come together, break bread, and connect with family and good friends.
Diane Cowen is a career journalist with more than twenty-five years of experience in news and feature writing and editing at U.S. newspapers. She is currently the editor of both the religion and food sections at the Houston Chronicle. She has won numerous awards at state and national levels for news and feature writing and editing. At the Houston Chronicle, she was editor of several major projects, including stories that won the DART Award and the James Beard Award. She is a longtime active member of the Society for Features Journalism and in 2009 was the president of that group, the largest trade organization for newspaper features editors. Its members oversee coverage of books, food, religion, and other lifestyle and arts/entertainment topics at newspapers large and small across the U.S.