A Bead and a Prayer: A Beginner's Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads

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A Bead and a Prayer introduces Protestant prayer beads to Christians who have no experience in praying with beads.

Author Kristen Vincent explores the history and art of using beads in prayer, explains how to use prayer beads, includes instructions for making your own set of prayer beads, and offers a variety of prayers. Through this book you will learn how prayer beads can help you deepen your faith, understand Christian beliefs, and listen to God.

A wonderful hands-on way for individuals and groups to grow in their prayer life!

Paperback, 5" x 7", 112 pages


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, prolific author on religion/spirituality, including "The Divine Hours" series

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. Vincent's encouragement and instructions have convinced this novice-artist that even I can do it! This is a must-read for anyone on an intentional journey to God. -Linda Douty, Spiritual director, retreat leader, author of Praying in the Messiness of Life

Kristen E. Vincent