The Sacred Year {Book Review}

The Sacred Year {Book Review}

I just started reading Michael Yankoski’s new book, The Sacred Year, and I can already tell it’s going on the top 10 list for 2014.  The first chapter is entitled, The Color of Jaded, and man, do I get it.  Sometimes, I get so tired and frantic… so far behind and desperate to catch up, that I miss all the wonder of knowing and serving an amazing God.  I’m going through the motions, I’m checking off the lists, but I am not taking time to really bask in the glory of my Creator.

My Creator.

I miss it.

A lot.

I try to slow down.  I try to set priorities.  But as Tsh says in Notes from a Blue Bike, you’ve got to constantly push against American culture in order to live the simple life.  And it is a push.   A constant struggle.

Michael says much of the same in his book, The Sacred Year.  Check out the promo video:

It’s time to stop talking about your faith and begin living and experiencing it.

Join Michael and #EmbraceTheSacred—seek out God at work in the mundane and attend to what God is doing in your life. Share those moments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and make sure to use the tag #EmbraceTheSacred.


As a thank-you for ordering The Sacred Year, Michael is giving away a free ebook! Email your proof of purchase of The Sacred Year to, and you will receive A Straightforward Guide to Three Essential Spiritual Practices ebook for FREE! Learn more here.

NOVEMBER 11th Update: I’ve been reading this book every morning since I got it and have been loving it.  I have been learning so much and really striving to make changes in my life to hear the voice of God better.  Grab a copy!!


Michael Yankoski is a writer, aspiring theologian, and urban homesteader who dreams of becoming a competent woodworker, musician, and sailor. He received his MA in theological studies at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a (novitate) Oblate of St. Benedict, and has authored four books. Michael grew up in Colorado, feels at home on the Pacific Coast, and currently resides in Indiana, where he and his wife are pursuing PhDs at the University of Notre Dame.

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