About the Books
What can I expect from these books on prayer beads?
Do you ever struggle with prayer? Maybe your mind wanders, you wonder if God even hears your prayers, or you just don’t know what to pray. These books offer practical ways for you to use prayer beads to enter into conversation with God, stay focused when your mind begins to wander, and sense God’s presence. All three books explain how to use prayer beads and include instructions for making your own beads. Beads are not included with any of these books.
What is included in this book?
Yes. The books are designed to be read for individual or small-group study. A Leader’s Guide is included to help facilitate a group setting.
Kristen Vincent shares her personal story of childhood trauma and how Protestant prayer beads helped her find spiritual and emotional healing. In sharing her own story, she models how to name feelings of grief, shame, and anger and engage in honest conversations with God. Once trauma survivors have named their feelings and learned to talk frankly with God, they can begin to hear God’s words of healing and love.
This first book in the prayer bead series engages our God-given senses of touch and sight to help explain the use of prayer beads as a tool for connecting with God in prayer. Provides a 4-week Bible study to help answer the questions Why use beads? and Is it ok for Protestants to use beads in prayer?
Building on the original book of explaining the use of prayer beads, this book offers more devotions and prayers structured around 4 forms of prayer: praise, confession, intercession, and thanksgiving. Kristen uses the devotions and prayers to help us focus on what we want to say to God, and she includes meditations to enable us to listen to what God has to say.
Praise for Beads of Healing
“Beads of Healing is a wonderful resource for survivors of trauma. Kristen Vincent skillfully weaves personal narrative, scripture, and guided prayer experiences with beads into a beautiful invitation to healing. A survivor herself, the author gently draws readers toward the healing practices of silence, solitude, and other classical spiritual disciplines. I highly recommend this book for anyone who companions survivors of trauma through ministries of spiritual formation.”
-Elaine A. Heath
Dean, Duke Divinity School
Author of We Were the Least of These: Reading the Bible with Survivors of Sexual Abuse
“Beads of Healing is an honest, heartfelt telling of God’s divine healing and abundant love that are available all of us. Vincent’s voice is stronger than ever as she shares her truth and offers practical guidance for using prayer beads in the path to wholeness, gratitude, and peace. This book is for trauma survivors, prayer warriors, and anyone interested in speaking truth, healing wounds, and experiencing God’s love.”
Author of Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: One Woman’s Desperate, Funny, and Healing Journey through 30 Religions Before Her 30th Birthday
“This is a lovely book about the use of prayer beads. Often, when we find ourselves truly hurting, we are almost in too much pain to know how to pray for ourselves, especially for long-term injuries. Kristen Vincent, from her own experience of prayer and healing, offers a truly useful guide to the reader, useful in the same way as talking with a wise and nonjudgmental friend. I recommend this book to anyone in need of such help.”
Professor Emerita, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Author of Wild Things: Poems of Grief and Love, Loss and Gratitude
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