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Jesus, Bread, and Chocolate

Crafting a Handmade Faith in a Mass-Market World

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Our culture is telling us something, says author John Joseph Thompson in Jesus, Bread, and Chocolate: Crafting a Handmade Faith in a Mass-Market World. It’s affecting everything from the food we eat, to the art we enjoy. And guess what: It’s also affecting the faith we live—and for the better.

Farmer’s markets, artisanal dark chocolate, home-made bread, craft-brewed beer,  and independent boutique coffee shops may not immediately call to mind issues of faith, but they should. As the “American Dream” starts to fray at both ends, millions of people are embracing values that seem to hail from a bygone era. They are seeking out the local, the small, the responsible and the nourishing instead of the cheap, the homogenized, the mass-produced and the canned.

Is it possible that this renewed interest in these pre-modern values may actually offer an open door into the hearts and minds of this generation? Is there a way to explore specific, inspiring stories about coffee, bread, chocolate and art that lead people toward a truly Biblical understanding of the person, words and work of Jesus to reveal the truth, goodness and beauty of the Gospel?

With fascinating stories and a thread of memoir, Jesus, Bread, and Chocolate explores the emerging—actually re-emerging—values of this post-industrial age and points out parallels between them and the teaching and ministry of Jesus and his earliest followers. Rather than seeking to tie the faith to trends in the culture, it shows how trends in the culture are already very close to the organic kind of faith that could reenergize the church and bring countless young and middle-aged people into a saving experience of Christ.

Contributor(s) John J. Thompson
About the Contributor(s) John J. Thompson

John J. Thompson is a culture critic, teacher, artist, and writer who roasts his own coffee and loves the East Nashville community he, his wife, and his four children call home. The former marketing coordinator for Cornerstone Festival and inner city pastor is now a Creative Director at Capitol CMG Music where he spends his days serving Gospel songwriters and independent filmmakers.

UPC 025986339395
ISBN-10 0310339391
ISBN-13 9780310339397
Release Date Apr 7, 2015
Weight (lbs) 0.6500
Height 8.13
Width 6.13
Length 272
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zondervan
Price $15.99
Format Paperback
Language English

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