Breakfast with Barth: Daily Devotions provides extracts from the writings of theologian Karl Barth. The short devotion that follows explains the meaning of Barth's quotation in light of his overall writings. It also explores the meanings of Barth's thought for contemporary Christian living. The goal is to introduce readers to Barth's theology so it can be readily understood and also to see ways Barth's theological insights--expressed in the initial quotation--can shape our beliefs and help us live the life of Christian faith in today's world. ""Breakfast, as we know, is the most important meal of the day. And Karl Barth is widely regarded as the greatest theologian of the twentieth century. Put them together, as Donald McKim has done, and what you get is the spiritual breakfast of champions. Have a hearty breakfast with Barth before you do anything. It's sure to build a strong body of Christ in innumerable ways."" --George Hunsinger, Princeton Theological Seminary ""Donald McKim has produced a beautiful little book that makes Barth accessible to readers of any variety. He presents devotions on texts from Barth that foster not only further thought but aim toward wisdom and edification. In this, McKim has rightly discerned that Barth is read best when he is read in and for the church and for Christians who seek to follow Christ's way."" --Kimlyn J. Bender, George W. Truett Theological Seminary ""Adding to his engaging series of devotional readings of major theologians, Don McKim offers fresh and accessible reflections and meditations on eighty-four bite-size quotations from the writings of Karl Barth. McKim's reflections are substantial enough to invite moments of serious contemplation and brief enough to whet the appetite for more. Whether read consecutively or selected according to the reader's interests at the moment, Barth's abiding insights into the depth and breadth of Christian faith and life are clearly presented."" --Daniel L. Migliore, Princeton Theological Seminary ""Karl Barth's theology is inspiring, but the complexity of his work can be a barrier for many in the church. Don McKim's Breakfast with Barth warmly opens the door to the world of Barth's theology, offering joyful meditations on brief excerpts from his writings. McKim's clear and passionate reflections illuminate the way Barth's ideas relate to one another and urge readers to consider the relevance of his theology for Christian faith and witness today."" --Angela Dienhart Hancock, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Donald K. McKim is a former seminary Academic Dean, Professor of Theology, and editor for Presbyterian Publishing Corporation. He has also served as a pastor. Dr. McKim is the author and editor of a number of books, many focusing on the Reformed theological tradition. He has written books of Daily Devotions based on theologians such as Calvin, Luther, and Bonhoeffer. He is an Honorably Retired minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).