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We continue to be humbled by the response to our first book, A Bead and a Prayer: A Beginner’s Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads! It has remained on the Upper Room Books top ten books list for most of the past year since publication. We have been so blessed by all the stories of you who have read the book, used it as a Bible study, made prayer beads, developed a deeper connection with God, etc. So great!

We’ve also heard many of you asking for a follow-up book, and so I’m thrilled to share with you that book #2 will be here before we know it! Another Bead, Another Prayer: Devotions to Use with Protestant Prayer Beads will also be published by Upper Room Books and should be available January 2015. I am particularly excited about it because I co-wrote it with my husband, Max Vincent!

You’re the first to see a preview of the new cover!

Cover design for Another Bead, Another Prayer

As you can tell by the subtitle, the book is a collection of devotions designed for use with Protestant prayer beads. It includes four sections: praise, confession, intercession, and thanksgiving, with seven devotions per section (you know I love the number seven!). Each devotion contains a full devotion – including prompts for each set of week beads, as well as a listening meditation. The listening meditation is one simple phrase that can be said repeatedly with each bead to help you listen for God’s voice.

We will keep you posted as it progresses through the editing and publication process! Meanwhile, we covet your prayers for us and all who are involved in its production!

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We have had many requests to pre-order our upcoming book, A Bead and a Prayer: A Beginner’s Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads. Luckily, the good folks of The Upper Room have created a link for just that purpose! Even better, by using it you will receive 20% off the cover price! Just click here.

Thanks again for your excitement about the book! We can’t wait to see it, too!



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I was sitting in my office Monday morning when I received an email from Jeannie Crawford-Lee, Editorial Director of The Upper Room Books. The first line indicated that Phyllis Tickle had agreed to endorse the book. I immediately began to cry. I’ve been a fan of Mrs. Tickle’s work for years and love to use her books on the Divine Office for morning and evening prayer. As founding editor of the Religion Department for Publishers Weekly, she is widely recognized as one of the leading experts on religion in America and is a prolific author and speaker on prayer and religion. Having her endorsement of the book is a huge gift!

But the tears really started to flow when I read what she wrote about the book:

“A Bead and a Prayer is one of the most accessible and downright delightful books I have ever read on prayer itself, not to mention being far and away the most informative about the making and use of prayer beads. Vincent has given us a veritable treasure trove of history, practical counsel and, most important, loving instruction.” – Phyllis Tickle

Wow. Somebody hand me a tissue.

(If you want to keep up with the book’s progress,  we just created the “Our Book” page above.)

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