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A Bead and a Prayer
A Beginner's Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads
By Kristen E. Vincent

What People Are Saying

"A Bead and a Prayer engages our God-given senses of touch and sight to coax prayer from the head deep into the heart. A groundbreaking book – even for those of us who don't have a clue how to string beads. This is a must-read for anyone on an intentional spiritual journey to God."
—Linda Douty, Spiritual Director, retreat leader, author of Praying in the Messiness of Life

"A Bead and a Prayer is one of the most accessible and downright delightful books I have ever read on prayer itself, not to mention being far and away the most informative about the making and use of prayer beads. Vincent has given us a veritable treasure trove of history, practical counsel, and most important, loving instruction."
—Phyllis Tickle, Founding Editor, Religion Department, Publishers Weekly and Compiler, The Divine Hours