Book Review: Savor by Shauna Niequist


If you are looking for a new daily devotional, I would encourage you to try Shauna Niequist's new book, Savor. Shauna encourages you to use this book, with one devotion for every day of the year, to "sink deep into the everyday goodness of God and Savor every moment."

Shauna offers a down-to-earth devotional with daily messages that are like little mini conversations with her about God and the Christian life. Each day's message starts with s Scripture verse, followed by her reading and concludes with two or three questions to ask yourself to think about the reading for the day. I liked that these readings to relate to every day life and that I could easily relate them to my life. I think most women could relate to them.

In between the devotionals, there are recipes. Shauna says she believes that "spiritual living happens not just when we read and pray, but also when we gather with family and friends" over meals. She also says the recipes in Savor are some of her staple recipes to enjoy around the table with your loved ones. Some of the enticing recipes included are: Pumpkin Banana Anything Muffins, Curried Cauliflower, Thai Beef Salad, and Grilled Peach and Caramel Sundaes. I plan to try the muffins first since they are wheat free. I used a few of the recipes from her last book, Bread and Wine, and I found them to be easy to follow and delicious. I am anxious to try these.

I received this book from the publisher at no charge. I was not required to write a positive review.

About the Author:
 Shauna Niequist is the author of Bread & Wine, Cold Tangerines and Bittersweet. Shauna grew up in Barrington, Illinois, and then studied English and French literature at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. As an author and blogger, Shauna writes about the beautiful and broken moments of everyday life - friendship, family, faith, food, marriage, love, babies, books, celebration, heartache, and all the other things that shape us, delight us, and reveal to us the heart of God. Shauna is married to Aaron, who is a pianist and songwriter. Aaron is a worship leader at Willow Creek and is recording a project called A New Liturgy. Aaron and Shauna live outside Chicago with their sons, Henry and Mac.

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