Coffee, Tea, and Holy Water: One Woman's Journey to Experience Christianity Around the Globe

Coffee Tea and Holy Water One Woman s Journey to Experience Christianity Around the Globe Coffee Tea and Holy Water takes the reader on an armchair tour of Christianity in our world across borders and over continents Author Amanda Hudson provides a personal touch with cultural curiositi

  • Title: Coffee, Tea, and Holy Water: One Woman's Journey to Experience Christianity Around the Globe
  • Author: AmandaHudson
  • ISBN: 9781426793134
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback
  • Coffee, Tea, and Holy Water takes the reader on an armchair tour of Christianity in our world, across borders and over continents Author Amanda Hudson provides a personal touch with cultural curiosities, profound questions about the nature and practice of faith, as she travels to five countries Brazil, Wales, Tanzania, China, and Honduras.

    One thought on “Coffee, Tea, and Holy Water: One Woman's Journey to Experience Christianity Around the Globe”

    1. Coffee,Tea and Holy WaterThis book is basically about the journey of one woman who want to experience Christianity around the world.When I started reading this book, I was expecting it to be something like Eat, Pray, Love and yes it is similar to it to an extent, but altogether different as well.This book is about a woman who always had these questions in her mind, "That if Christianity is an integral part of our culture, then what does it look like in other countries? and how it is practiced in [...]

    2. Although I suspected the author leans quite a bit more conservative (theologically) than I do, I took a chance on this memoir. The premise sounded interesting to me, and I enjoy travelogues. Plus, Abingdon Press is an imprint of The United Methodist Publishing House, which is known for “crossing denominational boundaries.” Unfortunately, my expectations did not line up with the actual book. See my full review to find out why, at Lovely Bookshelf.

    3. I enjoyed reading Hudson's take on Christianity and the church in the places she visited. I found her coffee metaphor to be a little tiresome at times, but it was only a small portion of the book, so it was easy to overlook.What she did really well was share her experience of visiting these places. She provides a wonderful glimpse into the lives of people who worship in parts of the world many of her readers will never have a chance to visit.

    4. "I use to think no was the worst answer you could get, But now I find my questions to God are changing. Do I need to give more? Are you calling me to the mission field? If I gave my life to you would you rewrite it? And therein lies the shift. I used to be afraid of no. Now I think I'm afraid of yesIf God called you to cross borders, would you do it? I don't just mean geographically. We all have our own borders whether they're denominational, national, or even self-imposed fearI can't tell you w [...]

    5. I loved this book for a lot of reasons. I love the author's continual struggle with her own American ideals and preconceived notions. I especially loved her self deprecating humour as she tries to reconcile new cultures, community and her own thoughts on religion, church and God as she has grown to know herself. Her southern roots provide the anchor for most of her sincerest thought provoking lines. I loved going back and reading some of the simplest sentences and realizing that in the weeks sin [...]

    6. [ I received this book from NetGalley. I received nothing in agreeing to read and review it. All opinions are mine, freely given]As a retired pastor who has spent more than thirty years working on ecumenism and bridging cultures, I happily found this book and learned even more than I knew from cultures that were. Closed to exploration by women in my seminary days. This is a spectacular book for people like me, or people afraid of crossing cultural norms. I challenge you to read this book

    7. One young woman. Brazil. Wales. Tanzania. China. Honduras.With a lot of fluids on hand (coffee as a must), Amanda Hudson reflects on different faces of Christianity in the world.I like this part memoir/part reflection, part cultural/part religious insight book a lot. Ms Hudson is obviously a warm, bright, curious young woman gifted with a sense to see the small things and transform those things into deeper reflections. She can also see the best in the situations - I am sure I would be unhappy/an [...]

    8. Coffee, Tea, and Holy Water   One woman's journey  to Experience Christianity Around the GlobeAmanda HudsonAbingdon PressAbingdon PressPub Date   Mar 3 2015I was given the opportunity to read a review copy of Coffee, Tea and Holy Water through Netgalley in exchange I am given my honest reviewFrom a young age Amanda posed this question to herself if Christianity is such an integral part of our culture what does it look like in other Cultures?  But instead of just wondering as Amanda grew up [...]

    9. It took me a while to finish this book but not because it was boring. It has only 183 pages of the actual story but they all are about a trip to five different countries - Brazil, Wales, Tanzania, China and Honduras. Amanda Hudson visited churches there, it was the goal of her trip - to learn more about how people in other cultures worship God, to explore Christianity globaly. So this is a point of view of a person who grew up in an American church. Naturally there are many occasions where the a [...]

    10. When I first started Coffee, Tea and Holy Water I was intrigued and excited to read about Amanda Hudson’s travels. Amanda Hudson wants to see how Christianity works in other countries so she visits Brazil, Wales, Tanzania, China, and Houndras. I was really interested in the idea of traveling to other countries and seeing how Christians live.One aspect of the book I really enjoyed was hearing about other Christians from around the world and learning about their testimonies. Hudson talks with lo [...]

    11. Disclosure: I received this free from NetgalleyI really enjoyed this as a light read but wanted it to have a bit more weight to it. We got little bits from each place she visited and I think I would have rather had more even if it meant a longer book. Each place she talks about has me very interested in learning more about these countries and their histories. There were times it felt a bit like a ramble but it wasn't bad. I did enjoy being able to read about her travels, something I'd love to be [...]

    12. 2.5 stars (Average). I really wanted to like this book and it started off well, with witty writing and an intriguing premise. However, as the book went, this young Southern "millennial" ventured further from her stated goal of exploring everyday Christianity in multiple cultures and kept trying to preach what was wrong with the US church. It was extremely evident in her section on the UK, in particular, that she had preconceived notions about what she would find there, and merely looked for what [...]

    13. I'm glad I read this - interesting memoir of a young woman's trip across several continents to see how Christianity differs and is the same in widely varying countries. I would have given it four stars except for the fact that it's rather uneven - she writes about some of the places with more insight and understanding than others (I wish she had prepared more thoroughly to understand what she experienced in each of the countries - she's much readier for some of them than she is for others.) Stil [...]

    14. How interesting to take a spiritual road trip to five very different countries to find out how Christianity works in each place. I liked her admitted addiction to coffee and how she used coffee (and other drinks) as clever analogies. Humorous, insightful and thought-provoking, it was an easy to read book that will leave me with much to think about for a long time.

    15. I gave this book three stars because I was hoping for more. It definitely makes you want to keep reading. I read it in two days (could have in one if I had the time). It was interesting, but also lacking. I read this as part of the UMW reading program.

    16. Really liked this book and tells of religion in different countries. Also a UMW book for their reading program.

    17. Very eye opening book on one writers experience as she travels to five different countries to explore Christianity. Her travels take her to Wales, China, Honduras, Tanzania and Brazil.

    18. I thought this was a good primer or introduction to someone who has never traveled internationally or experienced Christianity outside their own culture or faith tradition, but at times it was also very shallow, just skimming the surface of what Christianity outside the US looks like. The end conclusion is good--we are all one in Christ--but there are often real differences among the body of Christ that cannot be simplified or overlooked.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *