Links & Resources: Food, Faith and Spirituality

Books, reports, articles and films – recommendations for exploring the connection between land, stewardship, food, farming and faith.


Art of the Inner Meal: Eating as a Spiritual Path, Donald Altman, Harper One, 1999.

Bringing It to the Table: On Farming and Food, Wendell Berry, foreword by Michael Pollan, Counterpoint, 2009.

Cultivating an Ecological Conscience, Essays from a Farmer Philosopher, Frederick Kirschenmann, 2011.

Eat With Joy: Redeeming God’s Gift of Food, Rachel Marie Stone, 2013.

Faith in Food: Changing the World One Meal at a Time, Susie Weldon and Sue Campbell, Bene Factum Publishing, 2014.

Farming by the book: food farming and the environment in the Bible and in the Qur-án, Gary Fick, 2005.

Food & Faith: Justice, Joy and Daily Bread, edited by Michael Schut, Earth Ministry, 2010.

Harvest in the Balance: Food, Justice and Biotechnology, edited by Mark Siemens, Mennonite Central Committee, 2000.

Hunger and Happiness: Feeding the Hungry, Nourishing Our Souls, Shannon Jung, Augsburg Books, 2009.

If the Buddha Came to Dinner: How to Nourish Your Body to Awaken Your Spirit, Halé Sofia Schatz, Hyperion, 2004.

Scripture, Culture and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible, Ellen Davis, Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Soil and Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith, Fred Bahnson, Simon & Schuster, 2013.

Sustainable Agriculture: A Christian Ethic of Gratitude, Mark Graham, Pilgrim Press, 2005.

Sustaining Heart in the Heartland: Exploring Rural Spirituality, Miriam Brown, OP, Paulist Press, 2005.

The Kabbalah of Food, by Rabbi Nilton Bonder, Shambhala Publications, 1995.


Reports and articles:

For I Was Hungry & You Gave Me Food: Catholic Reflections on Food, Farmers, and Farmworkers.” United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2003.

Rebuilding Our Food System: The Ethical and Spiritual Challenge, Peter Mann and Kathy Lawrence, Earth Ethics, Spring/Summer 1998.


For more reports and resources, see additional documents via a curated online search.


Baltimore Food & Faith Project: Recommended Books & Films

Churches’ Center for Land and People: Resources for Faith Communities



Listing of Videos On Hunger, Food Systems And Globalization
Presbyterian Hunger Program compiled a list of videos on global hunger and poverty and the underlying causes. Videos are available for lending to show them at church, community events or house parties. 

Updated 9/2014