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
Available:
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.

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.

A Beginner s Book of Prayer

A Beginner s Book of Prayer
Author: William G. Storey
Pages: 174
ISBN: 9780829427929
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Release: 2009
Editor: Loyola Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This beginner's guide to prayer will guide Catholics who need help learning to pray.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Praying the Hours

Praying the Hours
Author: Suzanne Guthrie
Pages: 131
ISBN: 9781461732914
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Release: 2000-01-25
Editor: Cowley Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Praying the Hours Suzanne Guthrie offers us a contemporary way to practice the ancient tradition of hallowing time throughout the day by marking the hours with prayer and thanksgiving. With humor and wisdom she draws on her experience as a wife, mother, Episcopal priest, and teacher of children, showing us through her own life how these devotions can fold into the times of a hectic day. By praying the hours all the activities of our days — our eating, sleeping, working, cleaning, playing, and reading — become part of the sanctification of time and place. In part one Guthrie focuses on the importance of stability of place in the life of prayer. “Every time I move,” she observes, “I have to learn to pray all over again,” and she describes how she has learned to make a new home a house of prayer. In part two Guthrie takes us through the hours of prayer in the monastic day and explores how praying at fixed hours through the day can draw us closer to God. Praying the Hours is one of our series of Cowley Cloister Books: smaller format, gift edition books designed for meditative and devotional reading.

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.

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.

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.

The Possibility of Prayer

The Possibility of Prayer
Author: John Starke
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780830850006
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Release: 2020-02-11
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The life of prayer is neither efficient nor productive, but it is transformative. As a pastor in Manhattan, John Starke knows the bustle and busyness of our society. But he also knows that prayer is not just for spiritual giants—prayer is for each of us. Here is an invitation to discover, via the church's ancient rhythms and with Starke's clear, practical guidance, the possibility of prayer.

Common Prayer for Children and Families

Common Prayer for Children and Families
Author: Timothy J. S. Seamans,Jenifer Gamber
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781640652651
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Release: 2020-02-17
Editor: Church Publishing, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

• A prayer book for children at home, school, or church • Whimsical, simple illustrations and prayers drawn from Episcopal prayer resources Common Prayer for Children and Families is a collection of prayers and liturgies written for kids and the adults or communities who pray with them. Whimsically illustrated with pen and ink, this book contains prayers for morning, midday, and evening; prayers throughout the Church year; and prayers for all sorts of occasions. At the heart of this book is the belief that prayer shapes our lives and should be accessible and meaningful for children. The prayers in this book are called “common” for a variety of reasons; like the Book of Common Prayer, it seeks to provide a language, form, and theology that binds Episcopalians in shared prayer. In addition, prayers reflect themes with which children are commonly familiar, like home, school, and camps. Most of all, these prayers are held in common—always done within God’s holy community that includes family and friends, the living and the dead, saints and sinners, angels, archangels, and the company of heaven.

Christian Prayer

Christian Prayer
Author: International Commission on English in t,International Commission on English in the Liturgy
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1941243614
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Release: 2016-08-15
Editor: Catholic Book Publishing Corporation
Language: en

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The Divine Hours

The Divine Hours
Author: Phyllis Tickle
Pages: 671
ISBN: 9780385497589
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Release: 2001
Editor: Doubleday Religion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drawn from the Book of Common Prayer and the writings of the Church Fathers, the third and final volume in a contemporary trilogy of prayer books once again celebrates the veiled strength of the Book of Hours, weaving together prayer and praise in daily springtime devotions.

A Book of Uncommon Prayer

A Book of Uncommon Prayer
Author: Brian Doyle
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781933495637
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Release: 2014-12-29
Editor: Ave Maria Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Acclaimed, award-winning essayist and novelist Brian Doyle (1956-2017)--whose writing, in the words of Mary Oliver, is "a gift to us all"--presents one hundred original prayers that evoke his deep Catholic belief in the mystery and miracle of the ordinary (and the whimsical) in human life. In, A Book of Uncommon Prayer: 100 Celebrations of the Miracle & Muddle of the Ordinary, which was named "A Best Spiritual Book of the Year" by Spirituality & Practice, you will find a series of prayers unlike any of the beautiful, formal, orthodox prayers of the Catholic tradition or the warm, extemporized prayers heard from pulpits and dinner tables. Doyle's often-dazzling, always-poignant prayers include eye-opening hymns to shoes and faith and family. In Doyle's words, "the world is crammed with miracles, so crammed and tumultuous that if we stop, see, savor, we are agog," and the pages of his newest book give voice and body to this credo. By focusing on experiences that may seem the most unprayerful (one prayer is titled "Prayer on Seeing Yet Another Egregious Parade of Muddy Paw Prints on the Floor"), he gives permission to discover the joys and treasures in what he often calls the muddle of everyday life.