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Editorial Reviews

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"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

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

"Rivvy Neshama's glorious new edition of 
Recipes for a Sacred Life is a book to be savored. Keep it close in these difficult times."—Rev. Jane E. Vennard, author of Fully Awake and Truly Alive: Spiritual Practices to Nurture Your Soul

"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. 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."
—Charlie Bloom, coauthor 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 

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Recipes for a Sacred Life is filled with delights. It will inspire and uplift your heart."—Tara Brach, international meditation teacher and author of Radical Acceptance

"This is a wise and wonderful book to help cook up a more delicious life!"
—Ally Sheedy, actor

"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

"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."
—Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, author of Davening: A Guide to Meaningful Jewish Prayer

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

"I like to manifest my dreams, the life I want to live, every day, and I do that with the guidance of a treasure trove of books that I dip into over and over. One of them is 
Recipes for a Sacred Life."Yoga International Magazine

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

"A wonderful collection of personal stories revealing the path of everyday spirituality."
—Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, "The Best Spiritual Books of 2020," Spirituality & Practice

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Recipes for a Sacred Life is like sitting down with a good friend to hear stories filled with life, love and wisdom." —Lori Erickson, author of Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God

"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

"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."
—Women's Adventure Media

'"Neshama's riveting collection of spiritual recipes in the form of short stories is gently carved out of the joys and struggles of life's experiences. A highly recommended book that is bound to make a difference in one's life."
—Rabbi Israel Zoberman, Jewish News Virginia

"Clear. Profound. Homey. This is the 
Eat, Pray, Love of everyday life!"—Marilyn Webb, Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of The Good Death

"Rivvy Neshama is a wise seeker and a master storyteller. Her wisdom, honesty, and humor flow from a compassionate heart, inviting us to define for ourselves what is sacred and to live authentically from that place."
—Patricia Hopkins, co-author of The Feminine Face of God

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

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. Please visit her website: RivvyNeshama.com.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Sandra Jonas Publishing (May 5, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 258 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1733338616
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1733338615
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11.7 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.65 x 8.5 inches
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Rivvy Neshama is a writer, editor, and community organizer who holds degrees in philosophy, comparative literature, social work, and education. She has been 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.

Neshama's writing has appeared in Ms., Glamour, Spirituality &amp; Health, Story Magazine, and The New York Times. She is the author of the children's book "Nat Turner and the Virginia Slave Revolt" and of the award-winning "Recipes for a Sacred Life: True Stories and a Few Miracles."

Rivvy lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband, John. Her spiritual path has been influenced by many sources: Eastern and Western religions, Native traditions, and her mom. Visit her website: RivvyNeshama.com.

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