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Savor: A Devotional Book Review

I received a copy of "Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are," by Shauna Niequist, from Family Christian Stores for the purpose of generating a review. Italicized quotes are from the book. The opinions expressed here are my own.


And great news! Family Christian has offered to give away a copy of this book to one of you. Enter to win a copy at the end of this article.



I love a good church potluck. Oh, I know it’s harder these days. We live in a different time.


Gluten free. Dairy free. Peanut allergy. Low Sugar. 


But still there remains something about three different meatloaves to choose from, crockpots full of meatballs and a variety of pasta salads. Who can resist a whole table of only desserts?


I think that’s partly why I like Shauna Niequist so much. She too appreciates food. She knows that sitting down to a table together feeds our soul just as much as our stomachs.


Another reason I like Shauna Niequist so much is that the girl can flat-out write. 

What if, all at once, all the shabby, tired, used-up bodies and minds start to wriggle and pop, like they’ve been dropped into a deep-fryer, sizzling and dancing, transformed into motion?


Because we were made for motion, for arching up toward God with all the energy and passion of a thunderstorm, lightning slicing through a sleep world whirling and crashing through space so that we could live from our toes and drum out the pulse of a billion veins carrying lifeblood to a billion hearts, temples to a God that got his hands dirty making us from dust.


Wouldn’t you just love to sit across the table from all that wisdom and energy?!


Well, you can, sort of. 


Shauna has given her readers a daily morsel of her writings in her latest book, Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are.




The first thing you’ll appreciate about her latest book is its lovely appearance. Nice, solid binding with a classic, textured cover. The blue edge on the thicker paper making up the pages inside add to its elegance. It would make an excellent gift.


Each devotional reading has a traditional layout and lends itself to a daily time of reflection and meditation on God’s Word. Every day ends with a call to action or a question. Devotions on a variety of topics.


And, of course, the book includes recipes. It wouldn’t be a Shauna Niequist book without them. I’ve included one at the end of this post to give you just a taste.


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