Jacob the Baker
by Noah Benshea
Praised as "a Zen Mark Twain" by Larry King, Noah benShea has been an inspirational public speaker and lecturer for more than thirty-five years. His ... Show synopsis Praised as "a Zen Mark Twain" by Larry King, Noah benShea has been an inspirational public speaker and lecturer for more than thirty-five years. His classic, "Jacob the Baker" is the distillation of benShea's acclaimed inspirational teachings- a deceptively simple book that kindles the human spirit with its gentle message and commonsense wisdom. The book tells the story of a small-town baker named Jacob who often scribbles his thoughts on bits of paper as he waits for the bread to rise. One day, by accident, a small paper is baked into the loaf, and the woman who buys that loaf becomes so moved by the words of wisdom inside that she returns to the bakery the next day for more. In that way, Jacob's simple sayings become known and spread amongst the town. Moving, heartfelt, and comforting, "Jacob the Baker" can be started on any page. As Jacob would say, it doesn't matter where you start, it matters that you start.