Rhythm of Prayer
A Collection of Meditations for Renewal
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Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Number of Pages: 176
Width: 12.9 cm
Height: 19.8 cm
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.
Beyond her ability to make a breath-taking sentence, and to tell the truth about the dying and rising of faith, Sarah is . . . by her own definition, a dangerous woman, with wisdom to spare about learning to love the broken miracles God offers us once we're honest about where it hurts. -- Barbara Brown Taylor on Miracles and Other Reasonable Things Wise and funny, Sarah Bessey writes with hard-won hope that the space between healed and sick can be sacred ground. [She's] a faithful companion to those of us on the losing side of life. -- Kate Bowler, New York Times bestselling author of Everything Happens For a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved on Miracles and Other Reasonable Things This book-the fullness, depth, and beauty of Sarah Bessey's faith and artistic genius-is a miracle. Sarah, a prophet who cries out with fury from the pulpit and who whispers tenderly from the page, is simply my favorite faith writer. With Miracles and Other Reasonable Things, she invites us to lives of wonder by opening our eyes to the ordinary, extraordinary miracles of our days. -- Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior and founder of Together Rising on Miracles and Other Reasonable Things Sarah Bessey's Miracles and Other Reasonable Things is immediately one of my favorite books. I can't think of a single other work that brings together such raw, vulnerable pain with such a real sense of enchantment. Sarah is not too pious to tell us the truth about suffering, but not too cool to tell us the truth about the magic, either. In this trail-blazing, bush-burning book, anything can happen: the Pope shows up, and God does too . . . except of course, when God doesn't. -- Jonathan Martin, author of How to Survive a Shipwreck and Prototype on Miracles and Other Reasonable Things Sarah Bessey writes with wit, wisdom and compassion about one of the major fault lines that runs through our churches and our world - the relationship between women and men . . . Bessey sees God's action in the world as a redemptive movement for all people towards equality and freedom, leading her to joyful conviction that "There is more room! There is more room! There is room for all of us!" -- Christina Rees, campaigner, broadcaster and writer on Jesus Feminist One word at a time, Sarah liberates us from the agony of bearing our stories alone, so we can follow Jesus (my favorite feminist) with more freedom and joy. I am so grateful. -- Rachel Held Evans (1981-2019), author of A Year of Biblical Womanhood on Jesus Feminist An inspiring compendium of original prayers and essays written by progressive faith leaders. Each entry is a meditative gift offering a gateway for one to sit with the challenges of living . . . * Library Journal *