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.
Can each book be used as a small-group study?
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.
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