Coffee the World and Jesus but Not Necessarily in that Order by Ron Demiglio
Life lessons and almost irreverent musings from twenty-five years in the global coffee industry
When many Christians take a long, hard look at the lives of the spiritual elite in America, they want to shout, “I don’t want to be like that!” Ron DeMiglio knows how they feel and he’s not afraid to do the shouting—even when those shouts are sometimes directed at himself.
Coffee, the World, and Jesus is a collection of mildly contrarian musings from this international coffee businessman who happens to love Jesus. In these humorous vignettes about the relational, flawed, unwavering faith Ron clings to, readers will find glimmers of their own daily struggles to reflect Christ in a fallen world. For the religiously cautious, the disillusioned, and jaded followers of Christianity, this is a refreshing look at how God reveals Himself to be so much bigger than politics, dogmas, or western influences.
Ron’s sidesplitting series of stories about how he found his spiritual groove smack-dab in the middle of his God-breathed, coffee-scented uniqueness will appeal to readers looking for a quick bite of spiritual growth with their next latte.
My Thoughts: When I started reading this book (which I received in exchange for a review) I immediately was taken by how laid back the author was and just how down to earth. The book is full of humor and humility and a wonderful guide book for people to look towards. Very interesting read, and I just love how it’s woven with Ron DeMiglio’s own life.