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The Secrets of Leaven
Edgy Theology Wrapped in a Page-Turning Mystery
A Novel by Todd Wynward
What People Are Saying
This novel is ground-breaking!
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. Prepare to have your life changed.
With The Secrets of Leaven, we're seeing something new. Todd Wynward is stepping into unexplored territory in two ways.
First, he's taking powerful theology from emergent Christianity and packaging it in popular fiction. I don't think anyone has written a page-turning mystery novel and packed it full of these kinds of ideas before-ideas that Brian McLaren and Shane Claiborne and Jim Wallis and myself have been sharing in our books. This book is going to reach a much different audience than I do-people who would never go to church or read about theology.
Second, The Secrets of Leaven doesn't just promote new thinking; it encourages life change. The Da Vinci Code and The Shack were exciting books that provoked Americans to think differently about Christianity. Those novels sparked a lot of animated conversations in coffee shops and book groups, but did peoples' lives change? The Secrets of Leaven has the potential to revolutionize.This novel might sneak through our society like leaven in the loaf.
—Richard Rohr, OFM, internationally acclaimed speaker, best-selling author and Founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation