From dust Jacket:
"Jacob's Ladder is a little book filled with wonderfully big ideas about life, wisdom, and parenting.
Jacob, a character known to-and loved by- NoahbenShea's readers around the world, is a baker and a sage who once wrote little notes to himself in an effort to help make sense of life. A humble man, he live anonymously in quiet reflection, until one of his notes was accidentally baked into a loaf of bread. When it was discovered and read, word of Jacob's gift spread, and people flocked to him with the questions, great and dmall, that troubled their souls. All this attentioned forced Jacob to flee his community. But Jacob's destiny as a gentle teacher would not be denied. In this book, Jacob has returned home, and something stirring in his heart will lead him down an altogether new path: fatherhood.
Jacob's Ladder is about fatherhood; yet it is also a treasury of answers in the form of brief stories and parables, told by a baker who is a poet of truth and a gentle friend. The questions put to Jacob are as diverse as love and forgiveness, growing older and becoming young, spirituality and work, loss and laughter. When Jacob answers, we are wiser for listening... a profoundly heartwarming fable."
I have not read this. It's look good, but kind of pretentious.
copyright 1997, acid-free paper, Random House: Villard: New York, 165 pages, with dust cover.
heart warming stories that give life lessons