Jacob the Baker
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From Publishers Weekly
Jacob is a pious, modest, self-effacing baker who writes pithy aphorisms on scraps of paper. By chance, one of his maxims becomes baked inside a loaf of bread and is read by a woman who finds wisdom and solace in his words. He is asked to write more. Despite "a few too many sententious precepts," this remains a "delicate and finely tuned book," commented PW.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
Soon Jacob has no time for himself. When he goes home people are awaiting him, in the morning they are on the path to work, and every day they are in the bakery, asking him questions, seeking advice and wisdom. They soon desire to make Jacob their Tzadik, their wise man. These stories will warm your heart, and open your eyes to the divine in yourself and in others. It will teach you to live with love and grace and mercy towards others.
This little poetic story lead us to a place where we can have perfect peace of mind. The reason why Human Being are Human Being is we can better utilize our thinking power.
Jacob is a humble yet great influencer.
Each of the little stories inside the book sounds or looks very simple, but there are always great thoughts behind.
A must have for the ones who embrace life and humanity.
Noah Ben Shea is a thinker who knows how to use the word and combine them back smoothly. The book splits into many small sesstions and leave the space for the reader to think along.
I would say this is a kind of simplified-philosophy book. But it ain't heavy at all. In contrast, it's ready for reader to digest.
Most recent customer reviews
Great words of wisdom, thoughts to ponder. I love the messages of remembering to enjoy the moment as well as others. This book is a real keeper - highly recommeded!Published on Aug. 10 2002 by merrymousies
I am a sucker for pithy, wise-sounding little books like this, because despite the great philosopher Whitehead's statement, "Seek simplicity but mistrust it," I continue... Read morePublished on Oct. 4 2000 by magellan
The book was short but full of inspirational thought. Noah benShea does a great job of creating such a timeless character who teaches us a lot about life and ourselves.Published on June 29 2000
This book is a great book that keeps you interested by sharing useful lessons on life. I had to read this for Theology class but I find myself picking it up and reading it again... Read morePublished on May 24 1999