Hingham Pastor’s Book About Coffee to Launch at Redeye Roasters

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Holy Grounds Explores the Intersection of Faith and Coffee

Where else would you host a release party for a book on coffee and faith but at a local coffee shop?

Join Hingham pastor and author Tim Schenck as he celebrates the release of Holy Grounds: The Surprising Connection between Coffee and Faith—From Dancing Goats to Satan’s Drink (Fortress Press) at Redeye Roasters from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday, April 28.

Schenck, known to readers of the Hingham Journal for his monthly In Good Faith column, has served as Rector of the Episcopal Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Hingham since 2009.

In Holy Grounds, Schenck explores the relationship between coffee and religion, moving from faith-based legends that have become entwined with the history of coffee to personal narrative. He takes readers on a journey through coffee farms in Central America, a pilgrimage to Seattle, coffeehouses in Rome, and a monastic community in Pennsylvania where the monks roast and market their own beans.

Much of the book was actually written at Redeye Roasters, where Schenck is often seen drinking single-origin black coffee, meeting parishioners, and typing away on his laptop.

The community is invited to stop by to meet the author, purchase copies of Holy Grounds, order a drink in the café, and get a book signed.

Redeye Roasters is located at 3 Otis Street in Hingham.

About Tim Schenck: Tim Schenck is an Episcopal priest, author of five books full of faith and humor, syndicated columnist, and creator of the popular online devotion Lent Madness. He serves as pastor of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hingham, Massachusetts. When not tending to his congregation, writing, or drinking coffee (often simultaneously), Tim enjoys life with his wife, Bryna, two teenage sons and the family’s two dogs. Follow him on Twitter @FatherTim.

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