Recipes for a Sacred Life: True Stories and a Few Miracles


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Sandra Jonas Publishing House
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.6 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Rivvy Neshama is a writer, editor, and community organizer who holds degrees in philosophy, comparative literature, social work, and education. Her diverse work experiences have included being a teacher and social worker in Harlem, a campaign manager in Boulder, a college instructor in Queens, and a tarot card reader at Macy's on Halloween. A lifelong writer, Rivvy has written for many national publications, including Ms., Glamour, Spirituality & Health, and the New York Times. She is also the author of the children's book Nat Turner and the Virginia Slave Revolt. Rivvy lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband, British author John Wilcockson.


"Exquisite storytelling. . . . Written in the spirit of Elizabeth Gilbert or Anne Lamott, Neshama's stories (and a few miracles) are uplifting, witty, and wise."--Publishers Weekly

"Inspiring, enlightening, and entertaining. Sit back and enjoy!"--Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD, author of Meditation as Medicine

"Recipes for a Sacred Life left us moved--and changed. . . . Wise, poignant, funny, and inspiring."--Redbook

"You might think by its title that this is another self-help book offering advice and spiritual directives. If you did, you'd be wrong. Rivvy Neshama's delightful stories are moving, playful, and enlightening. She offers timeless wisdom that will enrich the lives of readers of all ages and backgrounds. I highly recommend it!"--Charlie Bloom, co-author of 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married

"Rivvy's bite-sized stories will make you nod with deepest knowing. It's a magical companion."--HuffPost

"A bright promise of awakening. . . . The tales carry a resonance similar to healing stories from Rachel Naomi Remen's Kitchen Table Wisdom."--Foreword Reviews

"Blessings upon Rivvy and her beloved mother for their combined wisdom that leads to living a fully present life and loving it."--Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning

"Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a guide to happiness? Recipes for a Sacred Life is the closest thing I've found . . . adding love and joy to the everyday."--First for Women magazine

"A reflective, joyful journey that will likely change the way you see the world."--Matthew Barber, Tony-nominated playwright of Enchanted April

"Joy-filled, laugh-out-loud. . . . This beautiful book can open your heart."--Science of Mind magazine

"With a flowing style of writing and a beautiful way of looking at the world, Neshama has written the essential handbook to living a sacred and meaningful life."--Women¹s Adventure Media

"Rivvy's delightful stories open the heart. Read them, one at a time, and then daydream on them . . . and you will take on a glow of joy and feel more secure in God's world."--Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, author of Davening: A Guide to Meaningful Jewish Prayer

"It charms and inspires. What more could one ask?"--Hal Zina Bennett, author of Write from the Heart: Unleashing the Power of Your Creativity