Sunday, April 27, 2014

From Scratch: Inside the Food Network - Allen Salkin

I really wanted to love this book.  It's about the Food Network and most of the Food Network stars were interviewed.  I love food.  I love the Food Network.  I love most of the shows on the Food Network.  What's not to love about this book then, right?  Unfortunately, I felt it focused way too much on the behind the scenes network/tv/money aspect and not enough on the Food Network stars or their individual shows.  I found it a little dry and boring.

 I'm sure it is a great book if you are looking for an inside look at a cable network channel.  But if you're looking for a great story about food and the food network stars, look elsewhere.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sacred Fire- Ronald Rolheiser Book review and a give away!

Thank you for participating in the book giveaway.  The contest is now closed!

How can I give my life away more purely, and more meaningfully? How do I live beyond my own heartaches, headaches, and obsessions so as to help make other peoples' lives more meaningful?  These are some of the questions that Ronal Rolheiser attempts to answer in his new book Sacred Fire. You may know Ronald Rolheiser from his book The Holy Longing, which was written as a foundational book - a Spirituality 101 course. Or possibly you know him from his column in the Catholic Herald or one of his other books. Or maybe you don't know him at all.  Either way, you should read this book!  

Sacred Fire is the follow on book to The Holy Longing.  Where The Holy Longing answered the basic questions, Sacred Fire goes a little deeper.  He follows the concepts of St John of the Cross and tries to apply them to regular folks (instead of to priests).

This is a thought provoking, meditational book.  I really enjoyed it and find that it has helped me a lot.  I am sure I'll be referring back to it quite often.

I'm so excited to have an extra copy to give away!  Not only do I have a copy of Sacred Fire to give but I also have a copy of The Holy Longing!!  If you'd like to enter the drawing, just leave a comment below.  Let me know which book you are interested in winning.  You can say both!

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.

Thanks for reading!

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