The Sacred Year

The Sacred Year

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qIn his life and writing, Michael Yankoski walks a tightrope between action and contemplation, and, behold, in ways we can all learn from, he manages to find a sort of essential balance.q a€”Philip Yancey, author of What's So Amazing About Grace qThis book is a joy to the soul and a delight to the heart. It is destined to become a classic within the genre of contemporary spiritual and religious writing.q a€”Phyllis Tickle, compiler of The Divine Hours Frustrated and disillusioned with his life as a Christian motivational speaker, Michael Yankoski was determined to stop merely talking about living a life of faith and start experiencing it. The result was a year of focused engagement with spiritual practicesa€”both ancient and moderna€”that fundamentally reshaped and revived his life. By contemplating apples for an hour before tasting them (attentiveness), eating on just $2.00 a day (simplicity), or writing letters of thanks (gratitude), Michael discovered a whole new vitality and depth through the intentional life. Guided by the voice of Father Solomona€”a local monka€”Yankoski's Sacred Year slowly transforms his life. Both entertaining and profound, his story will resonate with those who wish to deepen their own committed faith as well as those who are searchinga€”perhaps for the first timea€”for their own authentic encounter with the Divine.Nobody else is darning their socks or patching the holes in their jeans or accidentally jabbing themselves with a needle ... Leta#39;s say it takes me ten minutes to fix this hole, and it would have cost ten dollars to replace this pair of wool socks .

Title:The Sacred Year
Author:Michael Yankoski
Publisher:Thomas Nelson Inc - 2014-09-23


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