Oh my gosh................ now you have me wanting
to read this other one even more, Bill!! I especially
like reading material that is beyond focus altering with a wide
application! I'll see if I can locate it too. I don't listen to or read
reviews.................. so reviews never sway me. :-)
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In a message dated 1/31/2005 12:15:51 AM
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Thank you Bill, for the book tip. :-)
Thank you Margie.
enjoy "Jacob the Baker" by Noah benShea. Its on the other end of the spectrum.
Don't let any reviews you read turn you away from this book!
first encountered this publication, I was faced with a situation in which my
family was physically separated. I was driving eight hours each weekend to
maintain some semblance of family. Jacob the Baker was available on audio
cassette so it got "read". That was well over a decade ago, maybe
My first take was that this book is a management text in capsule
form. I was runnin' a business at the time. One of the more memorable parables
in the book is about a teacher who led a student into the dark with a candle
and then blew out the candle leaving the student in the dark. The student
responded that he had been left in the dark. The teacher responded, No. I have
left you looking for the light.
I was reminded of this parable when I
read Plank's comment about the candle.
To continue, I left the cassette
with my mother. She was so impressed by its simplicity and wisdom, she bought
a copy for each of her children and several people in her Sunday school class.
One of my sisters (a school teacher) began usin' it in her class. Another (a
psychologist) uses it in her work today. My brother (now runnin' a rather
large construction company, at the time was a construction foreman). Sadly, I
do not know how it affected my other sister.
So, I guess I know not
what to tell you this book really is beyond maybe focus or perception altering
with wide application.
You gotta' read it!
No! Everybody's got to
NO! I GOTTA' GO FIND ONE AND SEND IT TO YOU! And you can send it
to someone else if you find it has the merit I suggest.
I will do so my
next trip to the city (town). These sometimes are more than a week
A review or promotion
"Jacob the Baker is a treasury of answers in the form of brief
stories and parables, told by a baker who is a poet of truth and kindness. The
questions put to Jacob are as diverse as death and charity, eternity and
anger, but Jacob's responses are always a celebration of rightness, a reminder
of the purpose and order in life. He is a wise and gentle friend who renews
our sense of belonging to the world."
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