About the Author

Robin is the author of For All Who Wander, her relatable memoir about wrestling with doubt that reads much like a conversation with a friend. She's as Southern as sugar-shocked tea, married to her college sweetheart, and has three children. An empty nester with a full life, she's determined to...

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    • Helen,

      I’m GLAD you followed along despite previously reading the book :). It’s always nice to know.

      I won’t let on as to whether or not we’ll be making Bacon-wrapped Dates, but I CAN tell you I’ve made them three times! And the crazy thing is I’ve seen them on THREE restaurant menus since reading Bread & Wine…after never noticing them before.

  1. Final thoughts:

    As a result of your video ministry, my husband bought a new pair of shorts and has promised me that we are going to the beach… May the Lord bless you for your kindness. 🙂

    I think we should all take a book club field trip to Paris with Shauna as tour guide… 🙂

    Favorite sentence from “Take this Bread” — “When you offer peace instead of division, when you offer faith instead of fear, when you offer someone a place at your table instead of keeping them out because the’re different or messy or somehow wrong, you represent the heart of Christ.” (p. 250).

    I made the blueberry crisp on Saturday night, and my husband wants me to make it every weekend….

    Thank you, Shauna. (I asked him to get me Bittersweet for my birthday).

  2. A million little words of thanks from me to all of you. I have loved this book selection, the videos, all the many posts shared, and of course the recipes. This book has absolutely changed my view of communion, in the sense that I believe that Christ should be remembered each time we break bread, no matter the time or place.
    You ladies have made me want to get off my hiney and invite my people to my table- more often and with much less fuss.
    Thank you for beginning the conversation towards more authentic community and for inviting us to always set the table for one more.
    Much love~

  3. This book has changed my life in several ways. I have since read her previous books and connected with Shauna in several ways. It has brought me more in touch with my cooking “skills” and helped me make our meal times more of a celebration. I have gone as far as becoming the coordinator of our Sunday coffee hour after service to continue the celebration of communion with others. Finally, Shauna has inspired me to begin blogging myself.
    Thanks for the inspiration

  4. I am also sad this has come to an end. I love, love, love this book! It was inspirational on too many levels. Shauna’s proposition that we view communion every time we break bread was an “a ha” moment for me because I more often than not, don’t sense God in church, but in nature – in moments. So this was astounding to me – the idea that communion is not in any sense limited to the church. Going with that – her words in the video about God wanting us to enjoy the world and all it has to offer is completely in line with my heart. I think we miss the boat so often because we are caught up in this world being temporary. Temporary or not, it’s ours – to explore, enjoy, experience and dive into!

  5. reading Bread and wine really confirmed for me already what I have been feeling and experiencing in the Eucharest. that it isn’t just those times that we have it at church but that we are having communion around the table in so many other ways. Love how she put words those things that are in my heart. I believe we in the church have missed that communion should be the central part of worship. There is so much mystery that surrounds this one act, we have not even plumbed the depths of how very significant it is for us. I have a community group of ladies that meets during the week usually we are going through a book, we bring food, wine and really experience that small group community. I am trying to get them to do bread and wine and for us to all cook together.

  6. I absolutely loved this video and this part of the book. It gives meaning to why we gather, and the importance of gathering together. I love the bit about how we build and invest into our relationships in the fun times around the table, so that we can be nourished in the more difficult times when we are in need. That is what I want to create in my home — times of nourishment and refreshing, to sustain us in times of difficulty.

  7. Hi all,
    I wanted to share that this book and the videos have reminded me of why I love to break bread and serve wine at our family table with our adult children. Although they are our children, they are our brothers and sisters in Christ, even more. We have journeyed into this season of parenting blessed by this transition that blesses us when we gather to dine and discuss, to share and be shy, and to laugh and cry…together.
    My heart overflows today thanking God for His goodness towards me and my husband and our children by blood who are also our siblings in Christ.
    Soli Deo Gloria! / <—– me, praising God. : )