Out of the House of Bread: Satisfying Your Hunger for God with the Spiritual Disciplines

Hardcover | January 26, 2016

byPreston Yancey

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Our spirituality needs revival, but the disciplines of the Spirit often go covered with dust, lying unused by Christians because they feel too much like rules. But what if they weren’t rules? What if they were conversation starters? Invitations to discover God right now, today?

In Out of the House of Bread author Preston Yancey leads us in a new but old direction of spirituality engaging the symbolism and experience of spiritual disciplines made plain and accessible by the baking of bread.

The benefits of this book of devotion include: finding a nearness to the holiness of Go and feeling and experiencing the forgiveness of God. You’ll learn again the disciplines of celebration, confession, and conversion, encountering new avenues of prayer along the way. Each chapter pairs a spiritual discipline or practice with insight to the baking of an extraordinary loaf of bread. Readers encounter ancient practices such as the prayer of examen, lectio divina, intercessory prayer, icons, and wonder.

Yancey shows how, like in Brother Lawrence’s kitchen in The Practice of the Presence of God, that when you lift up your hands to God and pray, God will show up right there in the midst of your work and livelihood while you bake.

Out of the House of Bread is a glorious celebration of the sacraments and the seasons of God, meant as reminders and forms of prayer to take readers closer to God in worship.  An appendix about gluten-free and vegan bread and suggested reading and artwork for contemplation complete the book.

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Our spirituality needs revival, but the disciplines of the Spirit often go covered with dust, lying unused by Christians because they feel too much like rules. But what if they weren’t rules? What if they were conversation starters? Invitations to discover God right now, today?In Out of the House of Bread author Preston Yancey leads us...

Preston Yancey is a lifelong Texan raised Southern Baptist who fell in love with reading saints, crossing himself, and high church spirituality. He now makes his home within the Anglican tradition. He is a writer, painter, baker, and speaker. An alumnus of Baylor University, Preston completed a masters in theology from St. Andrews Univ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 8.7 × 5.7 × 0.7 inPublished:January 26, 2016Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310338867

ISBN - 13:9780310338864

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Out of the House of Bread is a well-formed, beautifully kneaded, and perfectly timed metaphor, one that led me into a more thoughtful practice of the spiritual disciplines. Never heavy handed, Yancey's words serve as both encouragement for the seasoned practitioner, and instruction to the uninitiated. Simply put, this book is for any soul looking to delve deeper into the spiritual disciplines.