Recipes for a sacred life



Rivvy Neshama

Divine Arts

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Available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook formats.

True stories and a few miracles

On a dark winter night with little to do, Rivvy Neshama took a “Find Your Highest Purpose” quiz. And the funny thing was, she found it: to live a sacred life. Problem was, she didn’t know how.

But she set out to learn. And in the weeks and months that followed, she began to remember and encounter all the people and experiences featured in this book— from her father’s jokes to her mother’s prayers, from Billie in Harlem to a stranger in Salzburg, and from warm tortillas to the humble oatmeal. Each became a story, like a recipe passed down, beginning with her mother and her simple toast to life.

Neshama’s true tales, a memoir of sorts, are filled with love, warmth, and timeless wisdom. They ground us, and they lift us up. They make us laugh, and they make us cry. And most of all, they connect us more deeply with the grace and meaning of our lives.


Winner of five national awards, this new, expanded edition was named one of “The Best Spiritual Books” of the year by Spirituality & Practice

“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

“Rivvy’s bite-sized stories will make you nod with deepest knowing. It’s a magical companion.”—Huff Post

“A bright promise of awakening. . . . The tales carry a resonance similar to healing stories from Rachel Naomi Remen’s Kitchen Table Wisdom.”—Foreword Reviews

Rivvy Neshama

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, PUBLISHING HOUSE Spirituality & Health, Story Magazine, 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 WHITE MOVED slightly to left to bal- ance ampersand her husband, John. Visit her website:
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