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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  1. I just started this book not too long ago ! I’m so excited you are doing this for book club!
    I just read cold tangerines and I currently reading bittersweet .
    I am sharing book club info!

    • Debbie ~

      Can you tell how excited ALL of us are?? Bread & Wine is such a lovely call to community, the heart of who (in)courage is. Sounds like you’re already a Shauna Niequist fangirl so I’ll be curious to hear how you’d compare it to the others (though it’s a different type of book). And THANK YOU for sharing!! 🙂

  2. I’m a bit confused. The date for requesting a free book is June 5 per the schedule above, but when I tried to figure out how to sign up, it says the form to fill out will be available Aug. 15 on Bloom. How can we request a free book if the form on June 5 if the form isn’t available until Aug. 15? Just curious – I would really like to read this with the group and recent life circumstances prevent me from purchasing the book at this time.
    Thanks!

    • Well, Jennifer……that would be because I forgot to update the FAQs page (forgive me??). All the links, dates and information should be current now, but if you see something that sounds odd, don’t hesitate to let me know. THANK YOU for alerting me to the issue so early!!

      🙂 ~ Robin

  3. When I read the NT, I see Jesus gathered up to a table quite a bit with his crew. I am excited about digging into this book. I haven’t read any of Shauna’s other books yet, so this will be fun. 🙂

  4. I love LOVE this book. I’m almost done with it, but will definitely be following the book club this summer and encouraging my friends to get in on this too! My heart’s desire is to have real life community with women around the dinner table…even though I can’t cook a darn thing!

    • Ooooo, Sarah–

      You’re going to make a few of these recipes, right? Which one(s) were your favorite on paper? DO tell me you’re going to finish this study by learning how to cook a few darn things…and, growing closer to Jesus while celebrating friendship.

      Win win win win WIN!!

  5. This is a book not to miss!!! I love Shauna’s honesty and her ability to capture thoughts and ideas that lay beneath the surface. Ones that I can’t find on my own. You should simply find a quiet place and savor the moments you get to have inside these pages, inside her heart and soul. Enjoy!

  6. hooray!!! got to hear Shauna in Hawaii just before the book released and when it did, my sister and i both picked it up and have been reading it together (as well as laughing and crying together, you know how it is)! now, i’m super excited that i get to join in watching the Bloom videos…i’ll tell my sister, too! this is going to be so awesome!!!

    • Audree,

      What a fun idea; I haven’t mentioned doing that with my sister, but now you’ve got me thinking. Do you live in Hawaii??? Can I visit, please???

      (just kidding. But it IS a dream destination.)

  7. So I have to confess… Even though my copy of this book only arrived this morning… I’ve already read the introduction twice. And I am so so excited to read the rest of it. I’m really exercising some self control and trying not to devour the book in one sitting… Partially because I am excited to interact with the community here as we discover the book together, and partially because I simply don’t want the book to be finished!

    • Megan,

      Ha!! I think you’ll find Your People in this crowd. There’s a fine line between wanting to read more and savoring each chapter, isn’t there? In my case, I’ll end up reading it at least twice (some chapters more), and I would LOVE to think that meant I could remember the recipes! I’m not great at winging it in the kitchen and Shauna is such a natural with that; and somehow, she keeps encouraging the reader just to TRY. Not a call to perfection but practice :).

  8. Jess and Angie always make the book at hand so exciting. I am so looking forward to reading the book with everyone else and maybe making some friends along the way. The premise intrigues me. I have always loved how Jesus broke bread with his friends and have always imagined what great times they must have had together.

    Count me in!
    Sara

    • FANtastic, SaraG :), we’re so glad you’ll be hanging out with us this go ’round. And yes, Jessica and Angie bring each book to life. This one should be dynamite!!

  9. I can not wait! I purchased this book a few months ago with the anticipation of reading it soon and then I come across this site and this book club. God knows exactly what he is doing and I love it. I do love to cook AND read do this sounds like a match made in heaven. I am looking forward to diving into both the book and her recipes. It would be nice to see pics of people making things in the kitchen from the book. Thank you all (who run InCourage) for opening your hearts and sharing with others the gifts that God has given you. Blessings and looking forward to this journey.

    Nettrea Robinson

  10. Started reading this book this afternoon and couldn’t put it down! Can’t wait for the study to begin! Btw, how are the chapters/parts 1-4 divided into these study “sessions”? Not sure how far to read or if I should read it ALL ahead of time! Believe me, I probably will anyway 🙂

  11. I am so excited. I am new to the book club. I will start my book tomorrow. Thanks and God bless.

  12. Thank you for sending me my book. I am so excited, as I am new to your book club. May God richly bless all of you.

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  14. I’m just finding this bookclub now – can you still get the book – or do I buy it on amazon? Can I still join the bookclub? Thanks.

  15. I love Shauna! I’m coming at this a bit late. I actually just wrote a post about this today on my blog before I realized anyone was doing anything like this. I hope to contribute or link-up or just come by and join in in some way. Her writing hits my soul where it needs it every single time. Thanks for doing this!

  16. As a recovering alcoholic, I just want to check that the name if the book doesn’t imply what is in the book… Stories of drinking wine while eating food? I just need to know before I buy the book. Thanks for your help!!! Blessings.

    • Joy, I’m a little hesitant to advise you because I haven’t walked in your shoes and I don’t want to be a stumbling block. I talked to Shauna about the alcohol issue; she’s from Chicago and I’m from the buckle of the Bible belt. If you could have heard her speak in response, I think you would be okay reading the book–she was like “If ANYONE was in my home who had an issue with drinking, I wouldn’t consider offering wine! I’d totally respect their circumstance and accommodate them in any way.” That’s my paraphrase but her point was she would NEVER want anyone to be uncomfortable in her home. It’s not about wine or bubbly, it’s about connecting over food, finding a way toward each other. The book mentions occasions of when wine was present at a meal or how Shauna has enjoyed it as part of a meal with friends, but the book is not a celebration of drinking or revelry and certainly not excess.

      Ugh…I hope I’ve answered your question. Maybe it would be best to check it out of your library or thumb thru it at your local bookstore before purchase. (Thank you for asking.)

  17. I am just starting. Is there a way for me to get to Part 1? I see Part 2 through part 4.

    • Hi Janet,

      THANK YOU for alerting me to this issue! Apparently we have a few glitches with our transition from the old design to the new; and comments like yours help us go back and figure it all out. I’m SO thrilled you’re interested in following the archives. Our tech staff is looking into this and we should have it sorted out in the next few days :).