Blog Tour: 40 Loaves:Breaking Bread with Our Father Each Day by CD Baker

15 December, 2009 Book Reviews 0

About the Book:
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.

About the Author:
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.

My Review:

If you want to know about Jesus, but have questions you want answered, you really need to turn to CD Baker’s book, 40 Loaves. I have a strong faith in God and I still found this book amazingly helpful for myself.

Baker shows us the difference between true Christians and performance Christians. Through 40 Loaves, we learn about God,yes, scriptures from the Bible, yes, but more importantly, we learn about ourselves and how we view God-whether we are just “using” God or whether we truly have Him for our Savior.

This would make the perfect gift for someone struggling with their Christianity, or as a Bible study. A book that I truly loved reading and learning from, and one that I would highly recommend to others!

This book gets 5 star praises from me!
 
For more information on CD Baker’s book, visit WaterBrook Multnomah here.
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**This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group**

Molly

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