Nourished: Book Review

I've been reading this book for the best part of two-ish weeks, picking it up here and there while I have the time.
It follows the story of Lia (as told by the author), as she give an honest and raw look at her life. She mixes food, faith, and family together into a heartfelt story. What I found most interesting was what she writes about how there are a number of way to be "hungry" and that we need things other than food to Nourish our bodies. She talks of how we long to be satisfied not just physically, but spiritually and emotionally as well.

She writes of her meeting her husband, her health struggles, having a hysterectomy and loosing all hope of having children at the young age of 27, moving to another country, finding God, and looking into adoption. Her adventures with cooking and finding a love of food writing are also mixed throughout her story.

At the end of each chapter there is a recipe (usually talked about and combined with the story) and I can't wait to try a few out, since they sound delicious.

As for the writing: it initially took me a little longer than usual to actually get into the story, as it starts out a bit slow (in my very humble opinion). But as the story unfolds it picks up and I basically read the last half of the book in about an hour or so.

A delight to read, entertaining, and thought-provoking. I promise by the end you'll be smiling, laughing, wanting to re-read it, and also ready to head to the kitchen and get cooking.

I was provided this book by Blogging For Books in exchange for my free and honest review. However, all thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.