Jacob's Ladder: Wisdom for the Heart's Ascent

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One evening, when the humble, sage man Jacob the Baker came home from work, a stranger waited on his doorstep: Jonah, an orphan boy, sent by an old friend for Jacob to raise, to teach, and to love. Now, for the first time, the gentle poet has been given the privilege of fatherhood. As the man and the boy seek to understand one another, Jacob answers profound questions about parenthood and intimacy, love and loss, growing older and becoming young at heart. And when Jacob the ...
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One evening, when the humble, sage man Jacob the Baker came home from work, a stranger waited on his doorstep: Jonah, an orphan boy, sent by an old friend for Jacob to raise, to teach, and to love. Now, for the first time, the gentle poet has been given the privilege of fatherhood. As the man and the boy seek to understand one another, Jacob answers profound questions about parenthood and intimacy, love and loss, growing older and becoming young at heart. And when Jacob the Baker speaks, we are wise to listen. . . .

Jacob the Baker returns to dispense more wisdom to residents of his "timeless village" in Jacob's Ladder: Wisdom for the Heart's Ascent. Here, as in the two previous Jacob the Baker volumes, author Noah benShea depicts Jacob engaged in Socratic-like dialogues that brim with inspirational aphorisms ("Every diamond began as a piece of coal"). Fans of the earlier books should relish this happy blend of light humor, warmth and wisdom.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780679451891
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/7/1997
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 165
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.29 (h) x 0.83 (d)

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Noah benShea is a poet, philosopher, scholar, and bestselling author. His books on Jacob the Baker are translated around the world and are embraced as timeless fables. Noah benShea's syndicated weekly column, "Noah's Window™, and its insightful message are read by countless readers. Mr. benShea is also an adviser to North American community and business leaders. Born in Toronto, Noah benShea lives with his wife and family in Santa Barbara, California.
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