Foods Jesus Ate and how to Grow Them

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Skyhorse Pub., 2008 - Gardening - 288 pages
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Nationally recognized author and gardener Allan A. Swenson combines his green thumb secrets with his extensive research on Scripture and the Holy Land to produce a delicious work of exegesis. Readers will find their understanding of the Bible and Jesus' life enriched as they discover the foods of Jesus' diet, how he and the Apostles built community through shared meals, and the significance of the many food references in the New Testament. Swenson offers instruction for growing barley, beans, garlic, lentils, wheat, grapes, olives trees, pomegranates, and many other foodstuffs you can cultivate on your own little acre (or fire-escape). Interspersed is history of the Holy Land, nutrition tips, recipes, and scriptural references that tie gardening methods and specific foods to spiritual principles. With beautiful photographs and dozens of useful illustrations, Foods Jesus Ate and How to Grow Them is both an inspiring and practical resource for gardeners of all skill levels.

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At the heart of Swenson's book on the foods of the ancient Near East is the unstated but fascinating assumption that a literal closeness to the experience of life as it was lived in Jesus's time is ... Read full review

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Now that I have researched what foods Jesus ate I am anxious to try to grow them. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Allan A. Swenson is the author of numerous books including Foods Jesus Ate and The Ships, Sagas, and Explorations of the Vikings ; he is a contributor to Ladies' Home Journal and Modern Maturity , along with other nationally syndicated newspapers. He travels extensively speaking on Vikings, outdoor living, and the environment. He lives in Kennebunk, Maine.

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