Maybe I am too much of a fuddy duddy, I do not expect Christians like the Catholic church to go take a vow of poverty [God will lead many Christians to give to others] and eat nothing but gruel for dinner. We can have celebrations too and nice dinners. But this book, reminds me of some of the themes I'm talking about in terms of today's modern church, marketed for a certain demographic, and with odd priorities and just like the world, even the use of the word "Diva" is annoying as in the slang lexicon out there, that means a woman often in entertainment such as a singer, who is mean to other people to "get her way", and focused on looks, success and popularity. An older word that would match would be "prima donna".
"Party Divas: 12 Fabulous Parties for Women's Ministry"!
The recipes were not cheap, shrimp, creme brulee [most people in my old rural town who didn't watch Food Network wouldn't even know what that was], with themed party games and decorations. I do not want anyone to think I am putting down church dinners which I used to enjoy myself, but something about this book really bugged me. It is a presentation of where the churches are going. Out of touch, more interested in programs, "productions", and the rest.
See this article too: "The Evangelical Subculture"