A creative way to pray - across faith traditions - made new for all who seek a more intimate experience with God. Lushly illustrated. Divided into three parts, the first part of Bead by Bead takes a historical look at prayer beads across centuries and cultures.
Part Two showcases opportunities for heart/mind/body ways to "pray the beads without the beads," including activities that are whimsical, ordinary, and spirited, to inspire readers to create their own. The book concludes with an invitation to contemplate one's own life as a rosary.
Readers are encouraged to draw their own set of prayer beads and, with discernment and prayer, label each bead. They then can keep and literally hold their life in their hands in prayer, gratitude, and awe.
Paperback. 112 pages
Suzanne Henley is a former community college English instructor, college development director, and hospice volunteer director. She is an artist focusing on mixed-media wall sculptures and mosaic glass installations, as well as a jewelry designer, a creator of prayer beads, and a residential contractor who renovates early 20th century houses. She and her husband live in Memphis, Tennessee.