November 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave; Minneapolis
Holly Johnson
Book Discussion: Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion, by Sara Miles @ Moon Palace Books

Join us for our Fall book discussions on Sara Miles’ “Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion”

About the book: Early one morning, for no earthly reason, Sara Miles, raised an atheist, wandered into a church, received communion, and found herself transformed–embracing a faith she’d once scorned. A lesbian left-wing journalist who’d covered revolutions around the world, Miles didn’t discover a religion that was about angels or good behavior or piety; her faith centered on real hunger, real food, and real bodies. Before long, she turned the bread she ate at communion into tons of groceries, piled on the church’s altar to be given away. Within a few years, she and the people she served had started nearly a dozen food pantries in the poorest parts of their city.

The church she ended up at is St. Gregory of Nyssa, a super unique progressive Episcopalian church in San Francisco. I’ll tell you about it as we go through the book!

Get your food and drink (or not) down at Geek Love Cafe and then head upstairs for the discussion. We’ll cover the first ten chapters in the first meeting; approximately the next 100 pages in the subsequent meetings. This is not a “Club” so you can come to one or all.

The books will be available at Moon Palace Books for 20% off; You can usually find our book picks in the front of the store with the label “Spirit Garage Book” under it. Support your local bookstore! (Also support libraries, etc.)