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
"This book is a joy to the soul and a delight to the heart ... destined to become a classic within the genre of contemporary spiritual and religious writing."
—Phyllis Tickle, Compiler of The Divine Hours
One searcher's honest and fascinating journey to encounter God, love others, and discover his true self through a year of spiritual practices.
Being oblivious to the Sacred is endemic these days. What we need to cultivate is what Jesus once called “Eyes to see and ears to hear.”
Shane Claiborne and Others
"Yankoski refuses to limit faithful living to daredevil Christians, and he creates a commonwealth of sacred treasures for all to share."
"Maybe it wouldn't make any difference at all, and I'd find myself at the end of the year just as disillusioned and disoriented as I'd been when I first sought shelter at the monastery. But maybe — just maybe ..."
Visit Michael Yankoski's website for The Sacred Year here.
This book is inspirational for any Christian who struggles with how to be “in the world” and yet not “of the world.”
Amber M. Stamper
If there is any single new book that will do your faith some serious good and that will contribute some positive food for thought to the lay-theological dialogue, a book that isn’t just another rehashing of the myriad improve-your-faith/improve-your-life books that clog our Kindle memories on a daily basis, it’s this one.
We can live Michael Yankoski’s sacred year by claiming and living our lives one sacred moment at a time. Here are a few of my own pathways to transforming time.
Yankoski is guided to 19 practices that stretch from inner awareness and attention to pursuing justice in the world, in the context of life as he is living it, no matter where that is. Readers will also find energy and vision for their own journeys. I will love recommending this book!