Bless This Food by Adrian Butash:Review/Giveaway {CLOSED}

Bless This FoodUPDATE:  The winner is Jenny.  Congrats!

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The first prayers that my children learn are their night prayers and their meal prayers.  For meals, we say a prayer I learned in childhood as well as the Japanese prayer my husband used to say.  We are a multicultural family, and we offer multicultural prayers for our thanksgiving.

When I got the chance to review Bless This Food by Adrian Butash, I said yes without hesitation.

If prayers of thanksgiving are important to your family, you’ll likely appreciate this book.  Butash, a well-known marketing and advertising executive who studied history and the culture of the world at Fordham University, has created a beautiful book rich in culture and religion.

The introduction of the book contains an explanation of prayers and sources from different cultures and religions including Jewish, Sumerian, Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Chinese, Japanese, and Native American, just to name a few.

The book contains 160 prayers taken from different religions and cultures.  There is even an explanation of how to say two traditional meal prayers in American Sign Language.  After each prayer is given, the author explains where the prayer came from and the significance of the prayer, as well as a bit about the religion it’s based on.

The author recommends that when you sit down to eat, have your children choose a prayer from the book and say it as a family.  We did this, and my kids liked learning different ways to say their prayers of thanksgiving as well as learning about other cultures and religions.

The Giveaway

One lucky Mom’s Plans’ reader will receive a copy of Bless This Food.  To enter, just simply leave a comment stating why you’d like to win.

This giveaway is open to all, worldwide, ages 18+.  If the winner resides in the U.S., she’ll receive a copy of the book.  If the winner resides outside the U.S., she’ll receive a .pdf copy of the book.  The giveaway ends on October 2nd at 11:59 p.m. CST.  The winner will be chosen via random.org.

I received one copy of this book for review purposes only.  No other compensation was given.  All opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. I would like to win because we say a nightly prayer over our dinner and it might be interesting to learn some new ones.

  2. I would love to read this book. Looks like a great read! Thank you.

  3. Dorothy Teel says:

    I think this book Bless This Food would be an interesting book to win to share with my daughter in law and granddaughters so they can be exposed to different cultures. These granddaughters are homeschooled and this would be a great extension to their home schooling.

  4. I think this book sounds interesting and fun. We are always interested in different cultures and how everyone lives.

  5. Desiree H says:

    My brother loves to read about things like this. I think he would like this in his Christmas stocking this year! Id like to win it for him! Thank you!

  6. I would love to use this in our homeschool with my children.

  7. Looks really interesting!

  8. Laura Ellington says:

    This looks like a great book!

  9. Dianna Thomas says:

    Sounds like a great book for any family– I know we would really enjoy learning new blessing, from different cultures it could be added daily

  10. looks like a good read 🙂

  11. Tom McClain says:

    I would love to present this book to my Mother for her birthday! She absolutely loves to study various religious practices.

  12. Melissa B. says:

    I would like to win because I find the difference in religions very interesting. It would be nice to see how different religions pray at meal time.

  13. This book would be great because we love to learn about different cultures.

  14. My little one isn’t quite two yet, but we’re looking for a way to start introducing prayer with her (her father and I pray at mealtimes but have felt until now that she was a bit young). This would be a good springboard!

  15. Kayla Rice says:

    This looks like a great read and would love to learn more ways to bless our food.

  16. Michelle P. says:

    This sounds really interesting! I would love to read it.

  17. Debra Lee says:

    I would love to read this book!

  18. I have no central dogma but am spiritual so this type of prayer appeals to me….

  19. I would love to win a copy for myself and then pass on to my children! I have 2 new grandbabies and one more on the way and I can’t think of a better gift to give them!!

  20. ashley Pichon says:

    I love that this book has prayers from different cultures and religions. It’s important to expose yourself to different beliefs.

  21. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    Would love to win, seems like a very interesting book.

  22. kelly mcgrew says:

    this book sounds like an interesting read

  23. I would love to read this book

  24. I would love to win this book to be able to teach my children about different cultures

  25. I would love to share this book with my mother-in-law. She is very good to me and my family. This book is the kind of thing she would really love. We are both very big into maintaining and building on traditions, particularly for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  26. Les Johnson says:

    I would like to win because it sounds like an interesting read. I am think it would be neat to find out the ways other people pray around the world. It would be great to share at my daughter’s school.

    katja9_10 at hotmail dot com

  27. I would like to win because we enjoy praying before our meals and would like to learn more about other customs and cultures. We love learning new prayers.

  28. It would be great to have a variety of dinner prayers

  29. This would be a great way to add prayer to our meals. Eatadaki-masu.

  30. Would love to win this! I know someone who would love it!

  31. I would like to win because I am consciously trying to practice mindfulness and gratitude….prayer is a part of that.

  32. Megan Parsons says:

    I want to win so we can learn new ways to give grace at the table. This would be a fun book at dinner time! makeighleekyleigh at yahoo dot com

  33. Barbara Blanton says:

    I love the sound of this book and would be great for my children to learn prayers in different languages

  34. I would love this for my daughter!

  35. Jenny Stanek says:

    I think it sounds like a very interesting read

  36. Stephanie F. says:

    I would love for my son to learn about different cultures each evening before dinner.

  37. I like to learn about different cultures.

  38. Georgia Beckman says:

    I would love to win this for our 11 year old granddaughter. She is a little shy about praying at meal time & I think this would encourage her to do so. I would also love reading the traditions & history contained in the book. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

  39. cara smallwood says:

    I would like to win because the kids would be interested in trying different prayers with there meanings at dinner, great idea!

  40. Jenel Meier says:

    I would love to share this book with family, supper blessings are a tradition!

  41. cassandra says:

    i would love to win this for my sister!

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