"For non-Christians who are curious about the essential message of Jesus, this volume offers an accessible and original account. For Christians who want to connect the Gospels' provocative sayings with the wisdom of Buddhist, Muslim, and secular traditions, as well as the insights of later Christian mystics, it is a gift. These short meditations reveal a fresh portrait of Jesus as a shrewd spiritual teacher rather than a divine hero; one who seeks to startle his hearers awake to the more abundant life that is always present and ready to hand. It would make a superb meditation manual for anyone who finds inspiration where the paths of various religious journeys intersect and strike light-giving sparks from each other."
Senior Minister, First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis
"News from the Kingdom is a deep, spiritual well of renewal, challenge, and joy. Breeden's poetry and meditations make the Gospel of Thomas accessible to contemporary hearts, inviting us all to the great dance in each and every day."
Unitarian Universalist Minister
City of Refuge Ministries