Book Review: Sleeping with Bread
Sleeping with Bread: Holding What Gives You Life
By Dennis Linn, Sheila Fabricant Linn and Matthew Linn (reviewed by Peter DeHaan)
Sleeping with Bread: Holding What Gives You Life, opens with the account of World War orphans who, although provided with all their material needs at refugee camps, were unable to sleep at night. They feared that they would awake the next day and not be feed.
An insightful worker solved the problem by giving each child a piece of bread at night to take to bed and hold.This gave them assurance that there would be something to eat the next day and the children began sleeping soundly.
In a very real sense, what we take to bed each night affects our sleep and shapes our perspective for the next day. Sleeping with Bread gives a simple, yet profoundly effective way to end each day in a positive and helpful manner.
Taking this concept to the next level, Sleeping with Bread, provides a means for a lifetime of increased understanding, guidance, and ascertain purpose. This is not a magical, mystical cure all, but rather sound advice for bettering one’s life.
This book may look and feel like a children’s book, but its content is geared for adults—though the concept can easily be taught to children.
[Sleeping with Bread: Holding What Gives You Life, by Dennis Linn, Sheila Fabricant Linn and Matthew Linn. Published by Paulist Press, 1995; ISBN: 978-0809135790; 80 pages.]
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