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Out of the House of Bread: Satisfying Your Hunger for God with the Spiritual Disciplines

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Our spirituality needs revival, but the disciplines of the Spirit often go covered with dust, lying unused by Christians because they feel too much like rules. But what if they weren’t rules? What if they were conversation starters? Invitations to discover God right now, today?

In Out of the House of Bread author Preston Yancey leads us in a new but old direction of spiritu
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published January 26th 2016 by Zondervan
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Rachelle Sperling
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with Preston Yancey’s writing last year when I read his memoir Tables in the Wilderness. He is a beautiful writer, drawing his reader into a conversation full of curiosity and invitation. So when I saw he had written a book on spiritual disciplines I was intrigued. As a Spiritual Director I love introducing people to new ways that they might connect with God, but as the informational blurb states many people are skeptical seeing the disciplines not as an invitation, but as a rule ...more
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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The author got me at the 'foreword' intro. "All my favorite stories are, essentially, stories about God or stories about food, and the very best are stories about both."

A good book for me, not always, indicates many post-it tabs sticking out of pages.
I absolutely devoured this book like a bowl of yummy porridge.
Every analogy/connection made to baking process, I enjoyed it. I loved that Preston could find divinity in his passion/hobby.

Some of quotes I marked:
"Too often, prayer is either presen
Candy Shepard
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book worked hand in hand with the Bible Study FINDING I AM that I had finished recently. Completely unexpected, they are very compatible. Regardless, this book is a treasure to behold. Yancey's conversational yet instructional tones pack a punch of wisdom to savor and to return to again and again. Most importantly, he reminds us that we are not in this journey alone, and we are to mimic Jesus: our table should be filled with unexpected guests and we should always be looking for ways to hono ...more
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I thought this book was okay. It was hard to figure out what kind of book it was trying to be. Is it a faith memoir, a la Glennon Melton, Sarah Bessey and Rachel Held Evans? Was it about the meaning of bread? Was it about faith and baking? Is it about following the disciplines? is it a devotional? Am I supposed to learn anything about the bread recipe or process besides just baking it over and over? He spends too
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Full disclosure: I received a free e-galley through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Mr. Yancey’s book includes devotions based on spiritual disciplines to deepen our relationship with the Creator. Along with this, he includes the ritual of making bread on a weekly basis to coincide with the disciplines. An excellent appendix follows the text that includes alternative recipes and suggested reading. One of my favorite quotes from the book is:
“Spiritual disciplines are kinds of prayer,
Monique Daly
Jun 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Breath Taken

I love everything about this book. The Holy walk, the lovely recipes, the wonderful insights, the revelations are astounding. You can be a new Comer, an old traveler or a lost soul trying to find you way, this book will help you, delight you, inspire you to journey on. Take the this book. GOD Bless
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is one of those books that I will come back to over and over again as I think about prayer and fasting, silence and celebration . . . and when I want to make really awesome bread again. Beautiful, powerful, profound
Whitney Krusee
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I can't wait to go through this book again. Lovely book on bread making and spiritual disciplines. ...more
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Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a book I will read again, slowly to try some of the suggestions for spiritual disciplines. I may even make bread following his recipe.The king needs of thoughtful writing i enjoy
Michele Zuniga
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Baking breAd and the spiritual journey may be close enough for a metaphor but in my opinion too much for an entire book. It was a struggle to finish.
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Preston Yancey is a lifelong Texan raised Southern Baptist who fell in love with reading saints, crossing himself, and encountering God in the Eucharist. He now makes his home within the Anglican tradition, but still considers himself a happy-clappy Jesus-lover. He is a writer, baker, speaker, and is in the process of being ordained a priest in the Anglican Church in North America. An alumnus of B ...more

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