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A Bead and a Prayer

A Bead and a Prayer

A Beginner's Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads

by Kristen E. Vincent

"One of the most accessible and downright delightful books I have ever read on prayer ... a treasure trove of history, practical counsel, and, most important, loving instruction."

—Phyllis Tickle, founding editor, religion department, Publishers Weekly

About A Bead and a Prayer

About A Bead and a Prayer

The award-winning book A Bead and a Prayer provides a four-week Bible study that introduces Protestants to prayer beads as a way of connecting to God.

On Praying with Beads: A Q&A with Kristen Vincent

On Praying with Beads: A Q&A with Kristen Vincent

"Had we lived back in the Middle Ages, we would have all been using beads in prayer.” 

Praise for A Bead and a Prayer

Praise for A Bead and a Prayer

"This is a must-read for anyone on an intentional journey to God." Read what spiritual director Linda Douty, author Phyllis Tickle, and others are saying about this book.

A Bead and a Prayer: Read an Excerpt

A Bead and a Prayer: Read an Excerpt

"I know I am not alone in my struggle with prayer. I know it because I go to church. That is where you will find a lot of people who do not know how to pray."

A Bead 'n a Prayer Website

A Bead 'n a Prayer Website

Read Kristen's blog and view her handmade prayers beads from her Prayerworks Studio here.

Prayer Beads: Yes, It's OK for Protestants!

Prayer Beads: Yes, It's OK for Protestants!

Prayer is about developing and going deeper into one’s relationship with God. The beads are just a tool to facilitate that.

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

Prayer for the Senses

Prayer for the Senses

Elizabeth Nordquist

I can imagine this book being a joyful centerpoint for a gathering of people who long to pray more completely with their bodies.

Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots

Bruce G. Epperly

With beads, like spoken intercessory prayer, we find connection and discover that there is no “other,” we are all connected like beads on a string.

A Bead and an (Interfaith) Prayer

A Bead and an (Interfaith) Prayer

Reba Riley

Since the book is written specifically to Protestants, I’m sure the author never intended to inspire some "divergent" girl in Ohio to drive to Cincinnati’s World of Beads, but that’s exactly what happened. 

Connecting to God

Connecting to God

Phil Fox Rose

Like monastery church bells tolling the Hours, beads in your pocket or laying on your desk, or a single strand around your wrist, or the bead ring I have, can remind you each time you notice them that connection to God is as close as a quick turn of your attention.

A Bead and a Prayer: A Q&A with Author Kristen Vincent

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