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Becoming Bread: Embracing the Spiritual in the Everyday
Just as Gunilla Norris' previous book, Being Home, garnered accolades from such spiritual writers as Bishop Desmond M. Tutu, Thich Nhat Hanh, Rabbi Harold Kushner, Brother David Steindl-Rast, Madeline L'Engle, M. Scott Peck, and a host of others, so too will readers find in this companion book the insights that they seek in living each day as a prayer. In these powerful po ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Paulist Press International,U.S.
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These are short, interconnected devotional readings and poetry centered on the act of baking bread. I've always felt a little sentimental about bread making anyway, as it seems to be one of the small ways we can connect to the experiences of our ancestors. This book was an enjoyable meditation that uses bread making as a metaphor for spiritual development. It's not extremely deep or complex. In fact, the ideas are almost commonplace. But it's beautifully written. And while it's explicitly Christ ...more
At first, I bought the book because it was on sale and because the message that it wants to send out was exactly the homily that the priest delivered at the mass that I just attended but once I finished reading it, I found out that there's more to its surface than I thought. We should all be like salt to other people whether it be a friend or someone more special. The point is, we all need to forgive ourselves and others and be thankful for both the things that we have and don't have...
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