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The Sacred Year

The Sacred Year Mapping the Soulscape of Spiritual Practice -- How Contemplating Apples, Living in a Cave, and Befriending a Dying Woman Revived My Life

By Michael Yankoski
Published by Zondervan

Average Blogger Rating: 4.29 Stars

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On 5/18 Tiffney Pinto wrote: When I first started this book I couldn't put it down. This book is about a man that spend year to find himself. He takes a year to take in the little things and enjoy all the small things that most people wouldn't normally appreciate. He takes an entire hour to eat an apple, and every week he bakes ... The Sacred Year Review

Tiffney's Rating:

5 Stars

On 3/12 Daylilyoverflow wrote: “We must both attend to the wind and then respond to whatever it is that the wind is doing. We trim our sails, adjust the course, sometimes we even exchange one sail for another – whatever it takes so as to be in the most receptive place given what the wind is doing. Our attentiveness to the wind ... The Sacred Year

Daylilyoverflow's Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/4 bob Jones wrote: Michael Yaknowski is a writer, aspiring theologian and an urban homesteader. He was also a burned out motivational speaker. A few years ago he headed east from Vancouver to the rolling green farmland of the Fraser Valley and a Benedictine monastery. His friends had highly recommended it to him as a ... The Sacred Year

bob's Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/3 Mary Stewart Anthony wrote: Have you ever read a book that took forever to read? This one surely did. It was the opposite of reading some heavyweight scholarly treatise. Instead Yankoski threw out a spiritual gauntlet that challenged me to deeply and slowly read and reread his book. In other words, I had to learn about Selah! ... LIVING IN THE SELAH!

Mary Stewart Anthony's Rating:

5 Stars

On 1/26 durough wrote: There are many practices that have been handed down to us through the centuries by our Christian mothers and fathers. Commonly referred to as “spiritual disciplines,” most of these are taken straight from scripture (prayer, fasting, etc.), and some have been formalized and/or structured in ways that ... Journey with Michael and you'll want to go on your own.

durough's Rating:

4 Stars

On 1/15 IstoriaRev wrote: The Sacred Year by Michael Yankoski – Why did I wait so long to read this one? This book should be added to the “must read” list of any Christian seeking to add depth to a shallow soul, wholeness to a fragmented life. Exhausted by “American Christianity” and the masquerade of faith left Michael ... A Terrible Place To Live!

IstoriaRev's Rating:

4 Stars

On 1/11 Maan Laxa wrote: I've read many Christian books and this is the first book that drew many questions from me that is not in a good way. What bothers me most about this book is how it tries to mix Christianity and mysticism or new age-ism together and how it doesn't bother to help readers know God's Word and will. It ... I'm sorry but I just can't be at peace with this book.

Maan Laxa's Rating:

2 Stars

On 12/26 Paula Greene wrote: What can the spiritual practices of the ancients of 1500 years ago teach me that is relevant to my relationship with God and others in this post-modern age?  What purpose can these practices serve in this high-strung, hurried and superficial world where we seek to define ourselves and our significance ... The Sacred Year - Book Review

Paula Greene's Rating:

5 Stars

On 12/3 Jennifer Wilson wrote: When I was a child, my mother called the world too "hurried up".  That was in the day before cell phones, Internet, and even pagers.  The world has done a lot more "hurrying up" since the 1970s.  Everything is loud, instant, and connected.  I remember in the 1980s seeing an ad saying ... Book Review: The Sacred Year

Jennifer's Rating:

4 Stars

On 11/30 Carol Cool wrote: I thought The Sacred Year—with its subtitle that talked of "contemplating apples [and] living in a cave"—would be a fun read on the order of A. J. Jacob's book The Know-It-All, on reading the Encyclopedia Britannica from beginning to end, or his The Year of Living Biblically, where he tried to live ... Will The Sacred Year Affect My Life (or Yours)?—Book Review

Carol's Rating:

5 Stars