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Becoming Bread: Embracing the Spiritual in the Everyday

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Just as Gunilla Norris' previous book, Being Home, garnered accolades from such spiritual writers as Bishop Desmond M. Tutu, Thich Nhat Hanh, Rabbi Harold Kushner, Brother David Steindl-Rast, Madeline L'Engle, M. Scott Peck, and a host of others, so too will readers find in this companion book the insights that they seek in living each day as a prayer. In these powerful poems, designed around the place, process, and seasons of making and eating bread, the transformative power of love, in all its many faces, ...
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Overview

Just as Gunilla Norris' previous book, Being Home, garnered accolades from such spiritual writers as Bishop Desmond M. Tutu, Thich Nhat Hanh, Rabbi Harold Kushner, Brother David Steindl-Rast, Madeline L'Engle, M. Scott Peck, and a host of others, so too will readers find in this companion book the insights that they seek in living each day as a prayer. In these powerful poems, designed around the place, process, and seasons of making and eating bread, the transformative power of love, in all its many faces, resides. In such meditations as Beginning, Place, Willingness, Gifts, Living, Discipline, Pain, Sharing, Savoring, and then into Beginning Again, the author leads us through a process of alchemy: we become the bread and we become the love transformed.

Helpful and hopeful, lyrical and resonant, Becoming Bread will be embraced by mature women and men of all faiths, including:

  • retreatants and spiritual seekers.
  • lovers of exquisite poetry.
  • those who have suffered loss and want to find a way to understand.
  • those who embrace the holy in the daily.
  • those who use daily prayer and stillness as renewal.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587680236
  • Publisher: HiddenSpring
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 823,311
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.84 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Preface xi
Beginning 1
Place 7
The Kitchen 10
At the Threshold 12
Willingness 15
Water 19
The Mixing Bowl 21
Hunger 22
Seeing 25
Gifts 27
Spring 31
Earth 32
Measuring 33
Salt 34
Summer 35
Yeast 37
Autumn 38
Living 39
Mixing Dough 42
On the Counter 43
Rising 45
Discipline 47
Punching Down 51
On the Counter Again 52
Shaping 54
Limits 55
The Second Rising 56
Pain 57
Fire 61
Waiting 62
Standing Free 64
Sharing 65
Cooling 68
Texture 69
Breaking Bread 70
Crumbs 71
Plenty 72
Savoring 73
Beginning Again 77
Dear Reader 79
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