A Rhythm of Prayer

A Rhythm of Prayer
Author: Sarah Bessey
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780593137215
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Release: 2021-02-09
Editor: Convergent Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An antidote for our age of anxiety--thoughtful, moving prayers from Barbara Brown Taylor, Amena Brown, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and other artists, creatives, and thinkers, curated by the author Glennon Doyle calls "my favorite faith writer." It's no secret that we are overworked, overpressured, and edging burnout. Unsurprisingly, this fact is as old as time--and that's why we see so many prayer circles within a multitude of church traditions. These gatherings are a trusted space where people seek help, hope, and peace, energized by God and one another. This book, curated by acclaimed author Sarah Bessey, celebrates and honors that prayerful tradition in a literary form. A companion for daily inspiration, this collection gives women permission to recognize the weight of all they carry, while also offering a broadened imagination of hope--of what can be restored and made new. Each prayer is an original piece of writing, with a short introduction from Bessey sharing exactly why she loves and looks up to the writer. This book is a literary hug, an invitation for respite, and a chance for readers to pause and celebrate who they are, beyond what they do.

A Rhythm of Prayer

A Rhythm of Prayer
Author: Sarah Bessey
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780593137222
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Release: 2021-02-09
Editor: Convergent Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For the weary, the angry, the anxious, and the hopeful, this collection of moving, tender prayers offers rest, joyful resistance, and a call to act, written by Barbara Brown Taylor, Amena Brown, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and other artists and thinkers, curated by the author Glennon Doyle calls “my favorite faith writer.” It’s no secret that we are overworked, overpressured, and edging burnout. Unsurprisingly, this fact is as old as time—and that’s why we see so many prayer circles within a multitude of church traditions. These gatherings are a trusted space where people seek help, hope, and peace, energized by God and one another. This book, curated by acclaimed author Sarah Bessey, celebrates and honors that prayerful tradition in a literary form. A companion for all who feel the immense joys and challenges of the journey of faith, this collection of prayers says it all aloud, giving readers permission to recognize the weight of all they carry. These writings also offer a broadened imagination of hope—of what can be restored and made new. Each prayer is an original piece of writing, with new essays by Sarah Bessey throughout. Encompassing the full breadth of the emotional landscape, these deeply tender yet subversive prayers give readers an intimate look at the diverse language and shapes of prayer.

A Rhythm of Prayer

A Rhythm of Prayer
Author: Sarah Bessey
Pages: 110
ISBN: 9780281085163
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Release: 2021-02-09
Editor: SPCK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From living rooms to church basements, Sarah Bessey grew up amongst prayer circles filled with women from diverse backgrounds who prayed in diverse ways. In A Rhythm of Prayer she captures the spirit of those prayer circles, bringing together a range of faith leaders, including Barbara Brown Taylor, Amena Brown, Nadia Bolz-Weber and many more, to offer daily inspiration for connecting with God. With thirty one original prayers for every mood - tiredness, anger and sorrow as well as hope, love and reconciliation - and journaling pages to add your own prayers to the circle, this is not just a devotional book, but a celebration of unique voices. It is also a warm, inviting invitation to renew and revitalise your prayer life, ideal for anyone who is looking for fresh ideas for prayer or for those just starting to explore prayer for the first time. Filled with wisdom, compassion and words of poetic beauty, A Rhythm of Prayer is a Christian prayer book that provides spiritual nourishment and guidance. It will leave you feeling connected to others who also walk with God and less alone in difficult, uncertain times.

Miracles and Other Reasonable Things

Miracles and Other Reasonable Things
Author: Sarah Bessey
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781982126131
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Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Howard Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“This book—the fullness, depth, and beauty of Sarah Bessey’s faith and artistic genius—is a miracle” (Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior) and an unforgettable and life-affirming exploration of how trauma can strengthen your faith and miracles can be found in unexpected places. In the brief instant Sarah Bessey realized that her minivan was, inevitably, going to hit the car on the highway on the bright, clear day of the crash, she knew intuitively that it would have life-changing consequences. But as she navigated the winding path from her life before the accident—as a popular author, preacher, and loving wife and mother—to her new life after, inhabiting a body that no longer felt like her own, she found that the most unexpected result was how it shook her deeply rooted faith, upending everything she thought she knew and held so dearly. Weaving together theology and memoir, Sarah delivers “a well-written reminder of seeing the miracles in life’s highs and lows” (Library Journal). The road of healing leads to Rome where she met the Pope (it’s complicated) and encountered the Holy Spirit in the last place she expected. She writes about her miraculous healing, learning to live with chronic pain, and the ways God makes us whole in the midst of suffering. She invites us to a path of knowing God that is filled with ordinary miracles, hope in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, and other completely reasonable things. Insightful, profound, and unexpected, “Sarah’s writing is so breathtaking, sometimes you think you are reading poetry. The story is so thrilling, sometimes you think you are devouring a novel. And the Spirit she describes is so compelling, you’ll swear you experienced a revival. You won’t put it down once until you close the last page” (Jen Hatmaker, New York Times bestselling author).

By Noon Prayer

By Noon Prayer
Author: Fadwa El Guindi
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781847884541
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Release: 2008-08-01
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A groundbreaking anthropological analysis of Islam as experienced by Muslims, By Noon Prayer builds a conceptual model of Islam as a whole, while travelling along a comparative path of biblical, Egyptological, ethnographic, poetic, scriptural and visual materials. Grounded in long-term observation of Arabo-Islamic culture and society, the study captures the rhythm of Islam weaving through the lives of Muslim women and men. Examples of the rhythmic nature of Islam can be seen in all aspects of Muslims' everyday lives. Muslims break their Ramadan fast upon the sun setting, and they receive Ramadan by sighting the new moon. Prayer for their dead is by noon and burial is before sunset. This is space and time in Islam - moon, sun, dawn and sunset are all part of a unique and unified rhythm, interweaving the sacred and the ordinary, nature and culture in a pattern that is characteristically Islamic.

The Rhythm of Prayer

The Rhythm of Prayer
Author: Mark A. Moore
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0898273455
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Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

. . . with a forty day experience in prayer! Each day you are led in building a strong foundation of consistency, clarity and focus for a dynamic growing prayer life.As you gain confidence and experience fresh communion with God in prayer you will find yourself able to truly express your heart to God and your desire to be in rhythm with His purpose. Each day you will experience keys to vibrant prayer as you are led in — Opening Prayer—adapted from various psalms directing thoughts to God.Invitatory Psalm—an invitation of praise.Prayer of Confession—prepares the heart and mind through a time of confession.The Psalter—Psalms reminding readers of the mighty works God has done.Reading from Sacred Scripture—God's part of prayer's dialogue.Intercession—lets the believer bring his or her concerns to God.The Lord's Prayer—prayer as Jesus instructed His disciples in Luke.Silence—a time of meditation.Concluding Prayer—scripturally-based, written prayers, each repeated for six days. A world of Christians awaits a strong foundation for their prayer lives and the subsequent life-changing relationship with God they will develop.

The 28 Day Prayer Journey

The 28 Day Prayer Journey
Author: Chrystal Evans Hurst
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780310361145
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Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For anyone who longs for a consistent prayer life yet struggles with distractions, doubts, or knowing where to start, bestselling writer and beloved speaker Chrystal Evans Hurst offers a simple and heartfelt method to meaningful conversations with God, just one day at a time. The kind of intentional, fervent prayer life we'd like to experience often seems intimidating or just out of reach. Chrystal knows how that feels and shares her own relatable journey through the challenges and joys of deepening her prayer life. Showing up to pray just one day at a time, Chrystal found a simple yet powerful practice that made consistent prayer amazingly doable. A warm and encouraging writer, Chrystal shares the same supportive help she found for talking with God specifically and intentionally throughout the day. With stories and Scripture, this prayer journey offers three prompts each day to guide you through an easy yet intimate prayer experience. From giving thanks, hearing God, and making requests, to simply knowing what to say--Chrystal gives practical explanations and easy steps for each aspect of prayer. Most of all, this book will strengthen your faith and transform your life with the profound experience of communicating with a loving God. Whether you are new or well-versed in communication with God, this hopeful and supportive guide will help you experience God's presence in ways you never have before through the practice of meaningful prayer.

Call on Me

Call on Me
Author: Sharon Ely Pearson,Jenifer C. Gamber
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9780819228505
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Release: 2012-05-01
Editor: Church Publishing, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This prayer book designed for teens draws on the Book of Common Prayer, the Bible and events that occur in their daily lives. This creative compilation of over 100 original prayers offers simple and insightful instruction about prayer. It offers a wealth of diverse prayers on all manner of topics from prayers for the days of the week, to seasons of the year. Youth will find prayers to celebrate personal achievements and to address obstacles to grace and faith. The structure of the book will be in three parts: Common Prayer, including Morning Prayer, Compline, and Prayers of the People. Evening Prayer will not be included because most teens are busy with homework, sports and other extracurricular programs at that time. Compline is a popular liturgy at retreats for youth. Kinds of Prayer: Traditional and original prayers of adoration, praise, thanksgiving, penitence, oblation, intercession and petition. Personal Prayer: Divided into categories: Faith, Through the Day, Through the Year, Self, Milestones, Friends and Family, School and Work, Community and Work. Prayers include Confirmation, obtaining a driver’s license, death of a friend, graduation, argument with a parent, moving, going to camp, table graces, seasons of the Church year, homelessness, joy, thoughts of suicide, reconciliation. A prayer and scripture index are also included. A website www.episcopalprayer.org will support the book, inviting youth to share their own prayers.

Celtic Daily Prayer

Celtic Daily Prayer
Author: The Northumbria Community
Pages: 848
ISBN: 9780007378746
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Release: 2018-03-08
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Morning, Midday and Evening Prayer and Complies with Meditations for the day and four years of Daily Readings from Books 1 and 2.

Daily Prayer with the Corrymeela Community

Daily Prayer with the Corrymeela Community
Author: Padraig O Tuama
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781848258709
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Release: 2017-08-22
Editor: Canterbury Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Daily Prayer with the Corrymeela Community draws on the spiritual practices of Northern Ireland's longest established peace and reconciliation organisation. For over fifty years, it has been bringing fractured communities together and resourcing others in the work of healing conflict. At the heart of its life is a simple pattern of daily worship. This prayer book captures the essence of the Corrymeela prayer experience to help you incorporate its spirituality into your practice of prayer. Structured over 31 days, it offers a daily Bible reading with accompanying prayer by Pádraig Ó Tuama. as well as an introduction to the spirituality that sustains Corrymeela’s remarkable work.

Out of Sorts

Out of Sorts
Author: Sarah Bessey
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781476717593
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Release: 2015-11-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the popular blogger and provocative author of Jesus Feminist comes a riveting new study of Christianity that helps you wrestle with—and sort out—your faith. In Out of Sorts, Sarah Bessey—award-winning blogger and author of Jesus Feminist, which was hailed as “lucid, compelling, and beautifully written” (Frank Viola, author of God’s Favorite Place on Earth)—helps us grapple with core Christian issues using a mixture of beautiful storytelling and biblical teaching, a style well described as “narrative theology.” As she candidly shares her wrestlings with core issues—such as who Jesus is, what place the Church has in our lives, how to disagree yet remain within a community, and how to love the Bible for what it is rather than what we want it to be—she teaches us how to walk courageously through our own tough questions. In the process of gently helping us sort things out, Bessey teaches us how to be as comfortable with uncertainty as we are with solid answers. And as we learn to hold questions in one hand and answers in the other, we discover new depths of faith that will remain secure even through the storms of life.

Jesus Feminist

Jesus Feminist
Author: Sarah Bessey
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781476717579
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Release: 2013-11-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written with poetic rhythm, a prophetic voice, and a deeply biblical foundation, this loving yet fearless book urges today’s church to move beyond man-made restrictions and fully welcome women’s diverse voices and experiences. A freedom song for the church. Sarah Bessey didn’t ask for Jesus to come in and mess up all her ideas about a woman’s place in the world and in the church. But patriarchy, she came to learn, was not God’s dream for humanity. Bessey engages critically with Scripture in this gentle and provocative love letter to the Church. Written with poetic rhythm, a prophetic voice, and a deeply biblical foundation, this loving yet fearless book urges today’s church to move beyond man-made restrictions and fully welcome women’s diverse voices and experiences. It’s at once a call to find freedom in the fullness, hope, glory, and work of Christ, and a very personal and moving story of how Jesus made a feminist out of her.

An Iona Prayer Book

An Iona Prayer Book
Author: Peter Millar
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781848253636
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Release: 2013-01-26
Editor: Canterbury Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This attractively simple prayer book reflects the distinctive Celtic character of daily worship at Iona Abbey. Outlines are given for morning, midday and evening prayer for every day of the week - each day having its own theme.

The Rhythm of Life

The Rhythm of Life
Author: David Adam
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0281059772
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Release: 2008-02-01
Editor: SPCK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Life has its rhythms. We all need to be able to cope with its ebb as well as its flow. We face dry times as well as times of richness. To survive this intricate pattern, we need to have an overriding rhythm of prayer. We need to know that whatever is happening, we are loved by God, and in him we live and move and have our being.

How to Pray

How to Pray
Author: Pete Greig
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781641581905
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Release: 2019-10-01
Editor: NavPress
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pete Greig is a worldwide authority and the face of a generation when it comes to prayer. One of the founders of the 24-7 prayer movement, he has seen, experienced, and chronicled amazing works of God in the world. While you might imagine him to be puffed up, Pete Greig is entirely the opposite. He is enchanting, down-to-earth, friendly, and most of all, very normal–and yet he tells preposterous tales about prayer (and they’re true). He is basically a regular dude who loves to talk with God. How to Pray is written to evoke a passion for prayer in everyone—the committed follower of Jesus as well as the skeptic and the scared. The enormous blessing of How to Pray is that it is accessible, full of surprising stories of answered prayer, and tremendously engaging. The basic idea is that prayer is a conversation between you and God. Pete Greig demystifies and reenchants prayer, helping you to find prayer achievable and enjoyable, and ultimately life-giving and life-changing. How to Pray is designed to be used together with The Prayer Course (a free video curriculum associated with the Alpha course), making it useful for personal and group or church-wide reading.

A Pattern of Prayer

A Pattern of Prayer
Author: Joshua Hearne
Pages: 92
ISBN: 0692578129
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Release: 2015-12-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Pattern of Prayer is a guide to prayer based on the daily, weekly, and occasional prayers of an intentional, ecumenical, Christian community called Grace and Main Fellowship in Danville, Virginia. It's designed to cultivate a rhythm to the life of prayer either in groups or by individuals. Providing a structure for morning, midday, evening, and night prayer, it is an excellent devotional aid that also allows the reader, or readers, to pray along with others wherever they may be. Also included are some of the prayers and blessings used in the work of the community, as well as the community's "identity statements" or "little rule." To make use of the prayerbook, all you'll need, in addition to the book, is a Bible.

Sweat Your Prayers

Sweat Your Prayers
Author: Gabrielle Roth
Pages: 217
ISBN: 0717129497
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Release: 1999
Editor: Gill Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 'Sweat your Prayers', internationally acclaimed movement and theatre artist, author and music producer Gabrielle Roth brings to us the ground-breaking insights of her lifetime of teaching personal and spiritual development. Her cutting-edge workshops have been attended by thousands worldwide, and now she offers this book to guide us to our potential for ecstasy. Roth has harnessed the raw power of rhythm into a path of self-realisation which gives us a practice, a perspective and a philosophy that allow us to celebrate the wild, ecstatic dancer within. This book is an expedition through five universal rhythms - flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness. These rhythms catalyse motion deep in the psyche. Each is a practical tool of awakening that will release us to dance on the edge, to be outrageous, to transform suffering into art and art into awareness. Embracing the rhythms as spiritual practice is a dynamic way to free the body, to express the heart and to clear the mind. Complete with useful, provocative tools and down to earth teachings, Sweat your Prayers is a radical new perspective on the architecture of the soul, revealing simple yet profound methods to integrate spiritual practice into everyday life. It is Western Zen, a liturgy for life in the new millennium. This breakthrough book shares heartfelt stories of how the five rhythms have transformed people around the world.

My ABC Bible

My ABC Bible
Author: Crystal Bowman
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9780310740131
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Release: 2012-11-20
Editor: Zonderkidz
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bestselling author Crystal Bowman introduces preschoolers to the Bible and helps them learn their ABCs with My ABC Bible, a charming book filled with whimsical illustrations and simple, rhyming text.

Book of Christian Prayer

Book of Christian Prayer
Author: Leslie F. Brandt
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0806617519
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Release: 1980
Editor: Augsburg Fortress
Language: en

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May It Be So

May It Be So
Author: Justin McRoberts,Scott Erickson
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780525653080
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Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: WaterBrook
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Combining prayers in two languages--words and images--this contemporary prayer guide will help you spend time in conversation with God. As people of faith, we all struggle at times to sustain a flourishing prayer life--a loss felt all the more keenly in these times of confusion, political turbulence, and global calamity. This unique book offers a timeless solution for the spiritual and skeptical alike. Combining story-driven reflections with visual and written prayers, this simple 40-day prayer guide will help you reconnect with God as you rediscover your own ongoing conversation with Him. Using the familiar refrains in the Lord's Prayer as a guide, this groundbreaking resource invites you to reconnect with God creatively and organically.