Friday, December 18, 2009

40 Loaves by C. D. Baker



My Review: This book is compiled of 40 short inspirational readings to Renew a hungry Spirit. Each reading is a probing question that Christians might think, but are too afraid to make known for fear of what others might think about them. Each reading was inspired by Christians that struggled in their faith, and mingled with truth that they found along the way. After each reading, there a food for thought and a prayer. Some of the questions you'll find that the book covers are:
  • Why can't I overcome sin in my life?
  • Why am I afraid to read my Bible?
  • Why is loving others so hard for me?
  • Why am I so afraid of death?
  • Why am I so angry?
  • Why am I son discontented?
  • Why is my life such a mess?
  • Why don't I feel safe at church?
  • and more

Summary:

Why don’t I have more faith?

Why am I so bored with Jesus?

Why don’t I feel connected at church?

These are the types of questions the religious establishment often makes it uncomfortable, if not impossible, to ask. And by asking them, C. David Baker, author of 40 Loaves: Breaking Bread with Our Father Each Day hopes to start a conversation in people’s hearts, then with others, and ultimately with God. Many circles of Christianity have led us to believe that certainty and confidence are the proof of true spirituality; questions are discouraged.

But Jesus offered his followers an ongoing conversation—a relationship built around a free, open-ended discussion. Questions were encouraged. They were often impertinent, sometimes alarming, and the religious establishment was distinctly uncomfortable with them … just as it is today.

40 Loaves is something of a collection of the kinds of questions I felt finally free to ask of myself and of my relationship with Christ,” says Baker. “It’s my belief that these questions are shared by many others who long for the freedom to simply ask them out loud. I hope this book becomes a platform that frees others to search their hearts more deeply and be fed with the Bread of life.”

Each “loaf” here is a big question that stimulates discussion, investigation, and contemplation; it will take hours—or days—to digest. Conversational, inviting, disarming, and real, 40 Loaves nourishes self-examination and offers validation for those who feel discouraged, guilty, or even shamed when the realities of their lives don’t match up with the ideals of the Christian establishment.

Author Bio:

C. David Baker founded an award-winning business before redirecting his career to write full-time from his small farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He is the author of eight books, including six novels, one of which was nominated for a Christy Award. He has contributed articles to the Christian History Institute’s international publication Glimpses, and to Christian Singles magazine. Baker has a Master’s degree in theological studies from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

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First comment: Do you have favorite type of bread you like to eat? Banana, pumpkin, pineapple, etc. What is your favorite?

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25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love banana nut bread :)

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Joyful said...

I love banana nut bread

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I blogged about this giveaway

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Edna said...

I love Sour Dough bread


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Edna said...

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Shawntele said...

I have read a few reviews of this book; it sounds like a wonderful devotional. Please include my entry, my favorite bread is pumpkin!!

Shawntele said...

I am a follower! :)

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I subscribe to your blog feed in my google reader. :)

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SuperMom said...

My favorite bread is hot out of the oven bread my mom used to make! it's just not the same if someone else makes it!

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debbiejackson said...

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Joyful said...

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