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The Secrets of Leaven

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

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About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

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? 

Read a Book Excerpt

Read a Book Excerpt

Download the first 50 pages of "The Secrets of Leaven" here.

A Ground-breaking Novel

A Ground-breaking Novel

"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

Holy Radical: A Q&A with Todd Wynward

Holy Radical: A Q&A with Todd Wynward

"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?"

Todd Wynward's Website

Todd Wynward's Website

Read more about Todd and his wilderness work and intentional community in Taos, NM here.

Leaven is Rising in Northern New Mexico

Leaven is Rising in Northern New Mexico

In one community in the southwest, God's peaceful kingdom is spreading through radical lifestyle change.

Wilderness Treks with Todd

Wilderness Treks with Todd

Learn more about guided backpacking and river trips for adult seekers, led by Todd Wynward, here.

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Undomesticated: Wild Thoughts from the Edge of Empire

Undomesticated: Wild Thoughts from the Edge of Empire

Todd Wynward

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.

Undomesticated: Wild Thoughts from the Edge of Empire, Part 2

Undomesticated: Wild Thoughts from the Edge of Empire, Part 2

Todd Wynward

The way the Bible presents Jesus' testing in the wilderness leaves me wanting more. What really happened out there?

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