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Jacob's Ladder is a small book filled with wonderfully big ideas. Noah benShea returns with his beloved and wise Jacob to the internationally bestselling Jacob the Baker series. Here truly is wisdom for the heart's ascent. Jacob is a baker and a sage who once wrote little notes to himself in an effort to help him make sense of life. A humble man, he lived anonymously in quiet reflection--until one of his notes was acitdentally baked into a loaf of bread. When the secret of Jacob's truth and kindness were discovered, people flocked to him with the questions, great and small, troubling their souls. The village children came after school to sit on the flour sacks and hear his stories. All of this attention made it impossible for Jacob to live his quiet life and forced him from his community. But Jacob's destiny as a gentle teacher would not be denied. Now, Jacob has returned home, and something stirring in his heart now leads him down an altogether new path: fatherhood. In Jacob's Ladder a dusty boy arrives at Jacob's door, note in hand, waiting. It is the dying wish of an old friend that Jacob take in this orphan, Jonah--to teach him, to guide him--until the day Jonah is ready to sit at the Council of Sages. In this sometimes difficult and enlightening adventure of the heart, Jacob discovers that "a teacher loves teaching. A father teaches love. Teaching I know. Loving, I'm learning." Jacob's Ladder is a book that you can open on any page and be rewarded. Jacob speaks to all of us, and we are wiser for listening. He is a sage of the heart. Wisdom, parables, aphorisms, and wonderful stories lead us up Jacob's Ladder. Join Jacob and young Jonah as they together seek to understand their place in life. This charming and deceptively simple story is rich with spirited characters, enriching new themes and valuable insights. "The most important things in life aren't things," says Jacob, who teaches about the importance of love and forgiveness, responsibility and the subtle depths of parenting, growing older and becoming young, spirituality and work, loss and laughter, and so much more. Jacob's Ladder is a heartwarming, moving fable; Jacob friends--new and old--will love this new chapter in his life. Noah benShea's most accomplished work, it is meant to be cherished, shared and read again and again.

Jacob's Ladder: Wisdom for Your Heart's Ascent by Noah Benshea

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