Nov 8, 2014

The Sacred Year

I spent a lot of time as a child playing with fictional characters, their worlds becoming a permanent part of my being. I felt the wheat sway beneath my fingers as I ran through the fields with Laura Ingalls, joined in the conversations of the animals with Charlotte, and sang songs about my love for food with Frances.

Characters within stories grew with me. They stayed with me through my awkward teenage stage and as I transitioned into adulthood. I took their wisdom and it shaped me.

 Those books are my favorite-the kind I can read over and over and with every re-reading find something new.

Lately,I have been as uncertain as the weather flipping back and forth between fiction and non-fiction books hoping to find something that will keep my interest, something with substance. 

And I found it.... 


The Sacred Year 

Michael Yankowski

Thomas Nelson Books


 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 practices--both ancient and modern--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 Solomon--a local monk--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 searching--perhaps for the first time--for their own authentic encounter with the Divine. 


I encountered Mr. Yankowski's book, Under The Overpass by chance while surfing through social experience books on the internet and I loved it so much that I bought it which speaks VOLUMES.

I love bookstores but I love libraries more as they are only place you can stay without being forced to buy something and was very ecstatic when he came out with a new book. 

This one doesn't disappoint! 

It's filled with ideas that make you go "hmmm!" and gobble it up because it nourishes your soul. 

Go borrow it from your library! 

A book a day keeps the ignorance away ;)

Rating: 4/5

I received this book from Booklook Bloggers, courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  

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