Another Bead, Another Prayer
Devotions to Use with Protestant Prayer BeadsMax O. Vincent, Kristen E. Vincent • January 2015
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Yes, it's really okay for Protestants to use prayer beads! Kristen and Max Vincent invite you to pray from your heart with these 28 devotions designed for use with prayer beads. Another Bead, Another Prayer begins with a brief explanation of Protestant prayer beads for readers who are unfamiliar with them. The devotions are grouped by 4 types of prayer: praise, confession, intercession, and thanksgiving. Other features include:
- A Leader's Guide
- Simple instructions for making prayer beads
- Tips for writing your own prayers
This is an excellent resource to help you concentrate in prayer as well as learn new ways to pray. Also a strong option for retreats. Length of study: 4 to 12 weeks.
Max O. Vincent is senior pastor of St. James United Methodist Church in Atlanta. He is the author of Good News of Great Joy: Advent Reflections on the Songs of Luke and Because of This I Rejoice: Reading Philippians During Lent. He is married to Kristen Vincent, and they have one son, Matthew. Max and Kristen coauthored Another Bead, Another Prayer, a collection of devotions and prayers to use with Protestant prayer beads. A Georgia native, Max holds Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Duke Divinity School and a bachelor’s degree in Religion from Wofford College. He studied for one year at the University of Bonn in Bonn, Germany. In addition to serving as pastor of United Methodist congregations in North Carolina and Georgia, Max served for 4 years as a chaplain for the brain injury unit at Shepherd Center in Atlanta. He enjoys teaching workshops on prayer and spiritual disciplines. Max enjoys reading theology, preaching, golf, college basketball, and Girl Scout cookies.
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: 978-0-8358-1373-0
EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1374-7
Imprint: Upper Room
Pub Date: January 2015
Trim Size: 5 in (w) x 7 in (h) x 0.268 in (d)
Page Count: 128
BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Prayer
—Phyllis Tickle Compiler, The Divine Hours "Prayer beads for Protestants? We live in a time when many are reaching toward God and also being formed by God in new and exciting ways. Kristen and Max Vincent teach us the value of a practice of prayer that will be new to many of us, yet one that is based in the ancient wisdom of the church." – Will Willimon, United Methodist bishop, retired, and professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School