"As part of the same community for a number of years, I had the privilege of observing some of these practices that Michael Yankoski describes in this captivating book. What I can say without equivocation is that this story rings true, not only of Michael's life, but of the ache and longing for a deeper life that reverberates within many of us. In a day when we are tempted to live on the surface of things, practices like the ones Michael describes take us deep, beneath the surface, and into the rich soil out of which a true life can grow. Indeed, you will see a true life emerge before your very eyes in the pages that follow. If you are looking to recover truth in your own life, then The Sacred Year is a very good place to begin this path of retrieval. And don't be surprised if you not only find truth but also something of the Way and the Life as you read."
—Tim Dickau, Author of Plunging Into the Kingdom Way
"Michael Yankoski writes with passion and imagination. His memorable characters and vivid images celebrate practices that lead us deeply into the life of God. The Sacred Year has the power to transform and cultivate our desires so that we seek the God who is our life. May it be so."
—Jonathan R. Wilson, Pioneer McDonald Professor of Theology, Carey Theological College
"Michael Yankoski has brought the right message home. The Sacred Year offers a truthful deconstruction of the dysfunctional reality of rampant consumerism and the celebrity making apparatus that has become American Christianity. While the book may begin with a necessary initial diagnoses, it makes an important first step towards genuine spiritual renewal. Michael carves a way forward out of our existential crisis towards the story of spiritual depth. This vivid descriptive story of the necessary spiritual journey should be considered essential reading for all American Christians."
—Soong-Chan Rah, Milton B. Engebretson Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism, North Park Theological Seminary, Author of The Next Evangelicalism