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Holy Grounds: The Surprising Connection between Coffee and Faith—From Dancing Goats to Satan’s Drink

Holy Grounds: The Surprising Connection between Coffee and Faith—From Dancing Goats to Satan’s Drink

Author: 
Tim Schenck (Author)
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From the coffee bean’s discovery by ninth-century Ethiopian Muslims to being condemned as “Satan’s drink” by medieval Christians, to becoming an integral part of Passover in America, coffee has fueled prayer and shaped religious culture for generations.

In Holy Grounds, Tim Schenck explores the relationship between coffee and religion. Along the way, he examines the power of ritual, introduces readers to the patron saint of coffee, wonders about ethical considerations, and explores lessons people of faith should learn from coffeehouse culture about building healthy, authentic community.

ISBN: 
9781506448237
Price: 
$18.99
ISBN: 
9781506448244
Release date: 
April 2, 2019
Pages: 
200
Width: 
5.50
Height: 
8.50

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Holy Grounds will leave you craving not only coffee but the connections in community that have made its enjoyment so transformative for thousands of years.

"With typical good humor, deep research, a genuine love and devotion to the subject, and just enough of that characteristic snark to keep it funny, Schenck takes the novice and the aficionado alike on a coffee journey that will leave you craving not only coffee but the connections in community that have made its enjoyment so transformative for thousands of years."

Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows | Episcopal Bishop of Indianapolis

Buy the book, read it over a delicious roasted cup, and share your new appreciation of one of the oldest and most common beverages with a friend.

"Tim Schenck writes with a sharp wit that cuts only to open us up to a new truth. He teaches us about the justice and history and taste of coffee so we can taste the true gift of being alive in God’s amazing creation. Buy the book, read it over a delicious roasted cup, and share your new appreciation of one of the oldest and most common beverages with a friend."

Becca Stevens | author of "The Way of Tea and Justice" and founder of Thistle Farms

A must read for any over-caffeinated history lover!

"Holy Grounds teaches us the good word of coffee. The Reverend Tim Schenck takes us on an incredible journey that connects our hearts to what is arguably the world’s most popular drink and does so with many twists and turns. But in the end, it goes down as smooth as a great cup of coffee should. A must read for any over-caffeinated history lover!"

Mokhtar Alkhanshali | the Monk of Mokha