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 Baker speaks, we are wise to listen. . . .

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Drifting to me from the ninth floor kitchen is the scent of hot fresh bagels just delivered from the delicatessen down the street here from Random House on 3rd Ave in NYC. Our Friday morning breakfast. Which brings me to think about the philosopher/baker Jacob at work. When you hold this fourth collection of Jacob's thoughts in your hands, and open its cover to the first pages, I know you will become hungry, body and soul. From the first words, there is a promise of sustenance to come, in these warm and clear stories proferred from the timeless village bakery, where Jacob and his new young assistant Jonah knead and haul and fire fresh good bread into being. I'm going to go eat my breakfast. But I suggest that you come, sit down with Jacob and enfold yourself in his humble tales and in the aroma of his baking, in the soul-fortifying goodness of the wisdom Jacob has to offer as he ushers the loaves from the woodburning stove.

Each of the lessons in Jacob's Ladder will fill your soul, will inspire, nutrify, and comfort.

Jason Zuzga
Ballantine Editorial

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"A happy blend of light humor, warmth, and wisdom."
--Publishers Weekly

"The insights in this book will benefit and transform all those who read it."
--Deepak Chopra
Author of The Path to Love
and The Seven Spiritual Laws to Success

"To me, Jacob is like a good friend. I visit him in times of joy and in times of pain, and he always gives me something valuable."
--Laura Day
Author of Practical Intuition

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