Fresh Bread is a handbook for spiritual growth structured for reading and praying the scriptures throughout the year. The author looks at events, places, and objects common to our lives and finds the touch of God — a rainbow, a letter from a friend, a fallen leaf. These become focal points for sensitive, upbeat themes that help us communicate with the Lord. Seasonal and monthly themes are enhanced and supported by daily scripture readings, poetic reflections, and prayers. Questions at the end of each chapter help the reader keep a daily prayer journal to assist in integrating prayer and daily life. Fresh Bread is a book that can be recommended to anyone seeking a practical aid to spiritual development. “This exceptionally good book gently teaches much about prayer simply by praying.” The Bible Today “Joyce Rupp helps readers find the touch of God in common events, places, and objects.” Spiritual Life