Fresh Bread

And Other Gifts of Spiritual Nourishment
Author: Joyce Rupp

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: March 1, 2006

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Joyce Rupp is well known for her work as a writer, spiritual midwife, international retreat leader, and conference speaker. She wrote Fresh Bread—originally published in 1985—several years after she began her ministry. It was the first of her numerous bestselling books and has sold more than 135,000 copies.

Fresh Bread remains especially relevant in today’s chaotic and fragile world: Rupp urges you to be as faithful to your spiritual nourishment and your relationship with God as you are to feeding your body. This careful attention to your soul will help you sustain hope and inner peace in your life.

Each chapter includes a reflection, poetry, and prayer that encourage you to rejoice in the sacred, everyday world that is around and within you.

Product Details

Pages: 160

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781594710858

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “Wonderful.”

    “Rupp identifies three things that keep hope alive in her heart and keep the rainbow vivid in her life: beauty moments, truth touches, and value bonds. You will find plenty of examples of these spiritual flowers on the pages of this wonderful book.” (Read the entire review here.)

    Spirituality & Practice

  • “A yeasty resource.”

    “Before it became hip to experience spirituality in everyday life, Joyce Rupp was helping us discover the sacred in nature, in relationships, and in grieving loss. In Fresh Bread, she once again nourishes us with prayer and poetry, ritual and reflection. Solidly grounded in Scripture, it is a yeasty resource for all hungry for a deeper prayer life.”

    Heidi Schlumpf
    Managing Editor
    US Catholic

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