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Jacob, o Padeiro

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  221 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
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
Jul 28, 2008 Janelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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."
Monty
This is one of those desert-island books which I like to reread every few years. Noah BenShea is a poet and philosopher, or in the words of Jewish culture,a Tzaddik. The words are few and simple, but the meanings are profound. There is wisdom within his books which is almost on par with biblical wisdom books (such as Proverbs or Jesse Ben Sirach, aka Ecclesiasticus) with some humor thrown in. When you find your life getting too busy, chaotic and overwhelming--you will find this little gem of a b ...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
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
Mary
A short, enjoyable enough collection of vignettes centered around Jacob, a Jewish baker whose gentle mystic wisdom enchants those around him. Happily, the collection is saved from Jonathan Livingston Seagull-level treacle by the solidity of Jacob's faith and the sound Jewish wisdom they involve. I might read this one aloud to my children, since it illustrates how Torah can guide our everyday lives.
Georgene
Aug 02, 2015 Georgene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosphy
There is so much gentle wisdom packed into this small book that I may have to read it several times in order to mine the gems from it.
Jeff
Feb 23, 2016 Jeff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
This book was given to me by someone who knew I use to be a baker (that's how I put myself through college). This is a wonderful book, filled with gentle, simple wisdom.
Andrew Downing
A decent read. But it's just a bunch of little stories and wise sayings....not a great book.
Gunjan Tiwari
Enlighting but hardly entertaining.
Caroline Schut
May 14, 2015 Caroline Schut rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great
Leah
May 29, 2007 Leah rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Aug 11, 2013 Kate Wu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
May 14, 2012 Pamela Cooper rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Hannah
Parts of this book were extremely poignant while others were extremely trite. It was worth reading the trite bits to get to the poignant ones.
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.
J
Sep 18, 2013 J rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 22, 2008 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazingly simple stories that all have a deeper hidden meaning. Great book. Very inspiring. Shared with me by a dear friend.
Susan Beals
Jun 05, 2013 Susan Beals rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quick read that shouldn't be read quickly. Read it slowly, savor it, ponder the wisdom, then read it again.
Timothy R.
Sep 12, 2007 Timothy R. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have no recollection of reading this book, but I must've if I wrote it down years ago on my list.
Mark Holencik
Feb 24, 2013 Mark Holencik rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An easy read, Jacob uses a few words to open your eyes to simple truths about life.
missmint chocolate
Nov 20, 2007 missmint chocolate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: inspiration
This book makes me feel more humble and modest.
Lila
Jun 25, 2011 Lila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This gives you a different perspective.
Christina
Apr 05, 2010 Christina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great chapter book for meditation.
Jeff zadoff
Jan 29, 2009 Jeff zadoff is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
great bathroom reading!!!!
Carlee
Apr 30, 2010 Carlee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inspiring.
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