105 mealtime blessings from Adrian Butash's wonderful book. Expressing thanks for food was the world’s first act of worship and is common to every known society. The prayers are from the world’s major religions (Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Shintoism, Confucianism, Sufism, Tamil, and Unitarianism), ancient traditions (Greek, Egyptian, Native American, Indian, and African), and the work of great poets, thinkers, and activists (including Shakespeare, Milton, Gandhi, and Mother Teresa). Each grace has details about its history and author.
What Do I Get?
--105 Mealtime Blessings and Graces from ancient to contemporary times, each with author, date, historic cultural context.
--Index of prayers by first line, author, date
--History of Food Blessings, 2300 BC to modern times.
--How to say grace in sign language. 1 Adult signed grace, 1 child’s grace.(ASL).
--How to say grace in 19 foreign languages.
--Food as both physical and spiritual nourishment.
-- Writings from scores of historic texts: The Bible; Old Testament, New Testament, Hindu Vedic Texts, the Renaissance, Modern Literature.