Friday, October 5, 2012

Share the Bounty by Benita Long Book Review (cook book)

I love cookbooks that are not just recipes. This book definitely delivers a nice read, along with some great recipes! There are different sets of recipes that are grouped together with special scripture.


When people come into your home, what do they see? Have you prepared for their visit? Are your gatherings imbued with the sweet spirit of charity? Whether you're celebrating a joyous occasion with your dearest friends and family, welcoming overnight guests, or comforting someone in need, your home can be a sanctuary of Christian fellowship. Discover the scriptural basis for hospitality through this compilation of menus, each designed to complement life's most important occasions with the people you cherish.
Beautifully photographed and styled, Share the Bounty will inspire you to open your home and reflect God's grace to all who sit at your table. Serve Grilled Chicken & Wild Rice Salad with Coffee Mousse at a casual luncheon for your closest friends. Usher the new neighbors into your dining room for an elegant dinner of Sunday Rib Roast, or greet your out-of-town guests with Blueberry Peach Coffee Cake on their first morning in your home. Broaden your family's understanding of other cultures with Pollo San Miguel, a meal that reflects the flavors of another country. Scattered among the recipes is a selection of Scriptures, prayers, and poetry that will focus your heart on praise and thanksgiving as you prepare to share with others his provision in your home.

My Review
I really enjoyed reading this book. Growing up I could always go over my grandparents for a surprise visit, and they taught me what it means to be hospitable. There is a chapter of recipes for the very young that I thought was a nice addition to any cookbook. There is also a chapter on Prayers of gratitude.
The recipes were easy to read and easy to follow. I tried the strawberry rhubarb bread and it was so yummy. The coffee mousse was so easy to make and it tasted Delicious. It was a nice way to have coffee without drinking it. I also tried the candied yams, they were very yummy as well. There are so many more recipes that I can not wait to try! I really enjoyed the quote on page 15 "No act of kindness , however small, is ever wasted. (Aesop, 620-564 BC)"
I also wanted to mention that the pictures in this book were absolutely amazing. In my opinion they were pretty enough to frame and put on the wall. The Photography is by Sammy Anderson.
I was sent this book in order to do a review, all opinions are my own


  1. with such a lovely cover she is sure to get many buyers - I love it! Visiting form today’s hop - Please stop by if you get the time and follow if you’d like - BTW, I am always looking for blogs to review my book - if the concept strikes you at all let me know!

    1. I am interested! I can't wait to see if Jasper avenges his nephew/niece!