What does the Theology of the Body have to say about what we eat? What does the Eucharist teach us about our daily bread? How can a deeper understanding of food and the Eucharist help us face our greatest temptations and endure our greatest sorrows? Catholic author Emily Stimpson Chapman addresses these questions and more as she explores the connection between the ordinary food we eat in our homes and the extraordinary Food, we eat in the Mass.
Emily Stimpson Chapman is an award-winning Catholic writer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her books include The Catholic Table: Finding Joy Where Food & Faith Meet (Emmaus Road, 2016); The American Catholic Almanac: The Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People Who Changed America (Image, 2014), These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body (Emmaus Road, 2013), and The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide for the Single Years (Emmaus Road, 2012). A contributing editor to Franciscan Way Magazine, her writing has also appeared in Our Sunday Visitor, First Things, Touchstone, the National Catholic Register, Lay Witness, Catholic Digest, and elsewhere. Honored by both the Catholic Press Association and the Associated Church Press, Chapman writes about faith, hospitality, and food at her blog, The Catholic Table (www.thecatholictable.com).