Kristen E. Vincent is an award-winning author, speaker, and artisan whose passion is spiritual formation, including the use of prayer beads. She is the author of three books: A Bead and a Prayer: A Beginner’s Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads, Beads of Healing: Prayer, Trauma, and Spiritual Wholeness, and We Are Beloved: A Lenten Journey with Protestant Prayer Beads. She is the coauthor, with Max Vincent, of Another Bead, Another Prayer: Devotions to Use with Protestant Prayer Beads. Kristen travels throughout the US and internationally to lead retreats and workshops. She is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and The Academy for Spiritual Formation (#34). She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, Max, a United Methodist pastor, and their son, Matthew. Kristen loves words, the mountains, gatherings on her porch, and dark chocolate. Find her at www.prayerworksstudio.com.
Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1218-4
EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1219-1
Imprint: Upper Room
Pub Date: 20130801
Trim Size: 5 in (w) x 7 in (h) x 0.234 in (d)
Page Count: 112
BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Prayer
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, founder of religion department, Publishers Weekly and
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.
Spiritual director, retreat leader, author of Praying in the Messiness of Life