The Secrets of Leaven
Edgy Theology Wrapped in a Page-Turning Mystery
by Todd Wynward
In this new novel by Todd Wynward, a cynical seminarian is catapulted into a new reality when he encounters the Society of Leaven, an ancient sect of Jesus-loving radicals who’ve been subverting Empire and making holy mischief for two thousand years.
The Secrets of Leaven is a wild hope for a tame world—a spiritual roller-coaster that skewers everything we think we know about organized religion, social change, and human potential.
—Richard Rohr, author and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation
What happens when a young seminary student falls in deeply with a radical group of desert hermits, savvy ex-cons and joyful anarchists, all irresistible revolutionaries who practice a Way he never heard about in Sunday School?
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"The Secrets of Leaven has the potential to revolutionize. This novel might sneak through our society like leaven in the loaf." - Richard Rohr, author and speaker
"My imagination caught fire: What would an underground group of desert-tested holy radicals look like today? What hope could they give a weary world?"
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Our tradition tells us that, in wild places, we become empty enough to become God's people: we wake up, turn on, turn around, re-vitalize, and are remade by God.
The way the Bible presents Jesus' testing in the wilderness leaves me wanting more. What really happened out there?