Jacob, o Padeiro
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Jacob, o Padeiro

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Na pequena cidade havia um padeiro chamado Jacob. Ele escrevia suas idéias e pensamentos, enquanto esperava a massa de pão ficar pronta, para colocá-la no forno. Certo dia, por acaso, um pedacinho de papel, com as frases de Jacob, misturou-se ao preparo e acabou dentro de um dos pães. A mulher que o comprou, ao achá-lo, comoveu-se tanto com as palavras de sabedoria, que vo...more
Brochura, 87 pages
Published 2003 by Leganto Editora (first published April 1989)
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Janelle
A great short book that can be read in one setting. A creative, much needed reminders and insights about life. A few that I found thought provoking were:
"Anyone who has struggled with wisdom has felt like a fool."
"An eternity is any moment opened with patience."
"The fears we cannot climb become our walls."
Steven R. McEvoy
I have read this book dozens of times. So glad it is now available electronically and I can always have it with me.

This book, the first in a trilogy, is a great collection of stories, thoughts, penses and ideas. It is a book in the great Jewish wisdom tradition. Jacob is a baker, and each day on his way to the bakery after his prayers he thinks and reflects on God and life. While the ovens are warming up, he jots down his thoughts. One day by accident, one of his scraps of thoughts gets baked in...more
Steven R. McEvoy
This book, the first in a trilogy, is a great collection of stories, thoughts, penses and ideas. It is a book in the great Jewish wisdom tradition. Jacob is a baker, and each day on his way to the bakery after his prayers he thinks and reflects on God and life. While the ovens are warming up, he jots down his thoughts. One day by accident, one of his scraps of thoughts gets baked into a loaf of bread. The lady who finds it is overwhelmed by its insight and wisdom. She asked the owner of the bake...more
Leah
May 29, 2007 Leah rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Tina
This was a random Bat-Mitzvah gift from friends of my father's who thought it was funny because his name is Jacob. I don't even know if they knew what they were giving me but it was perhaps one of the best presents that I got--definitely one of the most used/read/etc. I like to read it every now and again....It's just simple wisdom, but in a way that feels less cliche than it often is.
Kate Wu
Points are so profound. I absolutely cherish this book. I admit that some of the points were unclear to me but I was able to get more understanding though shooting an email to the author.
Pamela Cooper
Read it in a few hours. Great look outlook for our lives and ways of thinking...packed with "gentle wisdom" for living in our complicated world..I enjoyed it
Jacob Miller
Despite namesake, this is one of my favorite books and a goldmine of wise qoutes. Thank you, Anna for giving me this gift.
Jeff
Its a fine read.

Its a book where your feeling low and need some lift. Not sure why it reminds me of Ishmael, but it does.
Michelle
Amazingly simple stories that all have a deeper hidden meaning. Great book. Very inspiring. Shared with me by a dear friend.
Susan Beals
A quick read that shouldn't be read quickly. Read it slowly, savor it, ponder the wisdom, then read it again.
Timothy R.
I have no recollection of reading this book, but I must've if I wrote it down years ago on my list.
Mark Holencik
An easy read, Jacob uses a few words to open your eyes to simple truths about life.
missmint chocolate
This book makes me feel more humble and modest.
Lila
This gives you a different perspective.
Christina
Great chapter book for meditation.
Jeff zadoff
Jan 29, 2009 Jeff zadoff is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
great bathroom reading!!!!
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