Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Sacred Year by Michael Yankoski

The Sacred Year, Michael Yankoski

The Sacred Year: Mapping the Soulscape of Spiritual Practice How Contemplating Apples, Living in a Cave and Befriending a Dying Woman Revived My Life
One searcher’s honest and fascinating journey to encounter God, love others, and discover his true self through a year of spiritual practices.
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 startexperiencing it. The result was a year dedicated to engaging in spiritual practices, both ancient and modern, in a life-altering process that continues to this day. Whether contemplating an apple for an hour before tasting it (attentiveness), eating on $2.00 a day (simplicity) or writing simple letters of thanks (gratitude), Michael discovered a whole new depth through the intentional life.
Stirred on by the guiding voice of Father Solomon, a local monk, Yankoski’s life is slowly transformed. Both entertaining and heart-wrenching, Yankoski’s 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.
My opinion: I fell in love with Michael Yankoski's thought provoking writing when I read his book "Under the Overpass" so I was utterly delighted to read his latest book and was even more delighted that he has not lost his raw, totally open and honest writing style. Once again his book has managed to engage me and get me to think in ways I haven't thought of before or in a very long time. This book is like a breath of fresh air and I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it!
I receive this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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