Growing food consciousness in the western world has yet to influence mainstream Christian communities even though Christians have at their center a Sacred Meal. The hope of this book is to assist Christians in adopting a lifestyle that takes into account the interdependence of world communities and expands religious awareness of communal responsibility toward Creation. With a Sacred Meal Christians pray to connect more deeply to God and to one another. By focusing on the food that is received in the Eucharist as real food grown, produced and prepared by human ingenuity, readers are guided into the broader implications of the Eucharistic meal. The author’s journey into holy nourishment through the Eucharist and daily meals in modern America transformed her way of life. Her personal and communal experiences are supplemented with facts from food industry history in the hope that others will be moved to embark on the journey as well. Jesus had a meal-based ministry remembered today in the Eucharist, at communal meals and by feeding the hungry. But at the same time, many people starve, others grow sick and obese, and Creation suffers. Take and Eat offers a Christian vision for change.