The Common Good
May 2012

Nourishing Words

by Julie Polter | May 2012

Books on food and farming.

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Related Reading

Books on food and farming.

Exodus from Hunger: We Are Called to Change the Politics of Hunger, by David Beckmann. Westminster John Knox Press.

Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating, by Norman Wirzba. Cambridge University Press.

Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin’ Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture, by Mark Winne. Beacon Press.

Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, by Michael Pollan. Penguin.

Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible, by Ellen F. Davis. Cambridge University Press.

Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion, by Sara Miles. Ballantine.

The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table, by Tracie McMillan. Scribner.

The Seasons on Henry’s Farm: A Year of Food and Life on a Sustainable Farm, by Terra Brockman. Agate Surrey.

Theology on the Menu: Asceticism, Meat and Christian Diet, by David Grumett and Rachel Muers. Routledge.

Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit, by Barry Estabrook. Andrews McMeel Publishing.

Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism, by Julie Guthman. University Press Books. 

—Compiled by Julie Polter

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