Coffee, Tea, and Holy Water

One Woman's Journey to Experience Christianity Around the Globe

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Coffee, Tea, and Holy Water
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Published March 2015

Discover what happens when one young woman travels to find out what Christianity looks like around the world.

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. 

Part reflection, part entertaining travelogue, Coffee Tea, and Holy Water explores everything from each culture’s offer of hospitality to life in a Masaai boma. “There are lessons to be learned from other countries that are not visible in our own culture,” writes Hudson, “Questions that are not our questions. Struggles that are not our normal struggles. And yet, when we look around the throne one day at the nations assembled there, instead of marveling at the diversity, I think we will actually be fascinated by what we all had in common.” This is a book about the places we meet, what we share, how we can learn to cross borders (geographical, cultural, personal), and learning that the steps to do so make all the difference. 

Honest, witty, and thought-provoking, these stories come from a young woman raised in the South, who found herself wondering what “normal” Christianity looked like in other countries.


About the Author

Amanda Hudson

Amanda Hudson is a writer and world traveler living in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a journalism graduate of Auburn University and former Alabama native. Hudson has written for numerous publications, including Southern Living, mental floss magazine,, Motivation Strategies magazine, The Times Daily and The Auburn Plainsman. In her spare time, Hudson enjoys reading, photography, coffee, and travel. She is an avid fan of Downton Abbey, Survivor, American Idol, and SEC football. She currently attends Crosspoint Church in Nashville. For more information, visit her blog at