PRAY LIKE A GOURMET is the gentlest, most readable, kindest guide to prayer one could ever hope to explore. Reading through its storied pages, one goes from “I never thought of that before” to “I could do that” to “I want to do that” and back again. This one is an adventure for the believing heart.
If I were a beginning cook, I would want a guide who was experienced, flexible, enthusiastic, and sensitive to the questions and insecurities of an absolute beginner. And if I were a beginner in prayer, I would want David Brazzeal to be my teacher. Even as someone who has prayed for most of my life, I found PRAY LIKE A GOURMET to be nourishing, delicious, and delightful.
Pray like a Gourmet. I love a good metaphor. This is a grand example.
I know what it means to have been preoccupied by excellent food and wine. I have also learned to apply that strong desire to my personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to be nourished and sustained, even to the point of resilience. I shall keep this series of ‘tasteful disciplines’ close at hand and consume them daily as I hunger and thirst after his righteousness.
David Brazzeal is an artist and consummate aesthete who experiences the wonder and beauty of life to the full. In this book he brings fresh eyes to old ingredients and let’s us in on the “secret” sauce recipes that can make prayer really, really tasty. In delightfully lyrical yet simple language he describes food and prayer in ways that make me hungry for both.
Simply beautiful! David Brazzeal takes the hospitality traditions of the French and the Brazilians and stirs in spiritual disciplines and alternative worship practices for a book on prayer unlike anything you’ve read before. He reminds us that time with God is a rich and delicious banquet that we share together, and not a drive-thru fast food meal we eat alone. Nourishing and indulgent.
In David Brazzeal’s book PRAY LIKE A GOURMET, he is both a playful host and a serious chef at this delicious prayer banquet. PRAY LIKE A GOURMET whets my appetite to expand and to enrich my prayer life. It is a book to use over and over again. With highlights, notes and turned-down pages, I might just want to make a space for it in the kitchen, right next to my favorite cookbook.
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