Feb 11 2020 - - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Tickets for this family-friendly event are $25 and available by calling (800) 838-3006 or at the link below:
“This is a perfect way for the Mind, Body & Soul Series to begin the new year, and deliver Noah’s unique messages and stories to a world hungry to be nurtured by goodness. “Larry King has called Noah a Zen Mark Twain. I think of him as a cross between Deepak and Oprah.”
~Rod Lathim, producer of the event and Board President of The Marjorie Luke Theatre.
Meet Noah benShea, and his beloved character Jacob the Baker
Noah benShea is an Pulitzer Prize-nominated, internationally best-selling author of 28 books that have been translated into 18 languages, including the Jacob The Baker series.
In these books, the central figure is Jacob The Baker a poor but pious baker living an anonymous life in a timeless world. While waiting for the ovens to heat, Jacob writes notes to himself, trying to make sense of life to himself.
One morning while waiting for the ovens to warm, one of his notes fell into the dough and was baked in a loaf of bread. The woman who bought the bread is profoundly moved and rushes to the bakery to see who wrote it.
Word spread rapidly and soon people from the village and from far and wide came to the bakery to seek Jacob’s wisdom and teachings.
Noah, in his own voice and that of Jacob’s, will address questions submitted by audience members and share an evening of spirituality, humor, compassion and gentle wisdom for a complicated world. Noah, in a humility echoing Jacob, says,
“I have repeatedly been asked if Jacob and I were the same person. And I faithfully answered, ‘Yes, but I’m the one with the character flaws. In Jacob The Baker you will find wisdom wiser than me. And I am reminded that God is not done with any of us. Yet.’”
When Noah is asked what he thinks is the transcendent message in his work, he answers, “We all count and count on each other. And I look forward to sharing and connecting with each member in the audience at The Marjorie Luke Theatre.”
“Noah benShea is the Compass because he has. With wit, compassion and humor, helped so many of us to find our way. He is like a Zen Mark Twain.”
~ Larry King
“Noah benShea is a national treasure.”
~ US Representative (CA) Lois Capps
“Noah benShea is a welcome source of compassion and humble wisdom.”
~ Bob Costas, Emmy-Award winning Sportscaster
“Noah benShea is a wise and compassionate man. His writings have touched me deeply.”
~ Jack Canfield, best-selling author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series
“Noah benShea’s work is filled with lyrical distillations of common sense, parables, aphorisms, inspirations and truth.”
~ Los Angeles Times
“It’s a very nice thing to have an old friend who is full of wit and wisdom. For me, that friend is Noah benShea.”
~ Sandy Koufax, Baseball Hall of Fame
Interesting Facts on Noah benShea:
Noah’s quotes were featured on 30 million Starbucks coffee cups
Over 60 million “Sugar for the Soul” packets have been distributed nationally featuring Noah’s inspirational quotes.
Cottage Hospital featured 100,000 tent cards of Noah’s quotes in English and Spanish on patients’ meal trays
Noah benShea is one of North America’s most respected and beloved poet philosophers. He is a Pulitzer Prize nominated, international Best Selling author of 25 books translated into 18 languages. He is a scholar and theologian who has spoken to numerous prestigious universities and institutions including: The Library of Congress and The US Department of Defense, and he has been published by Oxford University Press and The World Bible Society in Jerusalem.
He was a dean at UCLA at the age of 22 and at 30 a Fellow at several esteemed “think tanks”. He has served as a private advisor to corporate and political leaders, Visiting Professor of Philosophy University of California SF Med School, Philosopher in Residence/ Dept of Internal Medicine Cottage Health Hospitals, Santa Barbara, Ethicist for Sansum Diabetes Research Institute.
He also was nominated for the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas that Improve the World Order, was National Laureate for the ALS Association, and Noah benSheas work in Russian translation won 1st Prize at European Intellectual Book Fair in Moscow. Noah is the International Advisor to SpecialtyCare.net and Founder/Executive Director of The Justice Project. Born in Toronto, he is a long-term resident of Santa Barbara, California and lives part of each year in Italy.