Monday, September 22, 2014

{{Book Review}} The Sacred Year

Michael Yankoski's The Sacred Year 

is one searcher's honest and fascinating journey to encounter God, love others, and discover his true self through a year of spiritual practices.
Frustrated and disillusioned with his life as a Christian, motivational speaker Michael Yankoski was determined to stop merely talking about living a life of faith and start experiencing it. The result was a year dedicated to engaging in spiritual practices, both ancient and modern, in a life-altering process that continues to this day. Whether contemplating an apple for an hour before tasting it (attentiveness), eating on $2.00 a day (simplicity) or writing simple letters of thanks (gratitude), Michael discovered a whole new depth through the intentional life.
Stirred on by the guiding voice of Father Solomon, a local monk, Yankoski's life is slowly transformed. Both entertaining and heart-wrenching, Yankoski's story will resonate with those who wish to deepen their own committed faith as well as those who are searching --- perhaps for the first time --- for their own authentic encounter with the Divine.

*My Review*
I really enjoyed reading The Sacred Year. Michael's raw honesty, and humble quest to find a life that is more deeply engaged in ancient and modern spiritual practices left me hungry and seeking for more. In our world of fast pace, I really am thankful for his transforming practices to deepen his faith and experience God in a more intimate level. I have found myself slowing down and appreciating the smaller things in life and the many blessings given to me from The Lord. This book was wonderful to read. It challenges and encourage you to go on your own journey for an intentional encounter with God. I recommend this book to everyone! 

{{About The Author}}
Michael Yankoski is a writer, aspiring theologian, and urban homesteader who dreams of becoming a competent woodworker, musician, and sailor. He received his MA in theological studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a (novitate) Oblate of St. Benedict, and has authored four books. Michael grew up in Colorado, feels at home on the Pacific Coast, and currently resides in Indiana, where he and his wife are pursuing PhDs at the University of Notre Dame.

Learn more about Michael at: websiteTwitterFacebook

I received this book free from litfuse publicity & the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Al opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

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