This new spirituality of knitting addresses topics such as knitting as a popular pastime, what knitting does for our minds, bodies, and spirits, and how knitting helps people reduce stress, overcome loss, form friendships, and connect with a community. Most important, the author shows readers and crafters how knitting can become prayer.
"Peggy Rosenthal's insights, meditations, and suggested activities will enhance the spiritual practice not only of those of us who already embrace prayerful knitting and crocheting, but, also, those new to the journey of needlework done with intention. This book will appeal to anyone, regardless of faith tradition."
-Janet Bristow, Co-founder Prayer Shawl Ministry
"I read this book with delight. I write poems to the rhythm of needles. And when I knit a sweater for a friend, I consider every stitch a prayer for that person and a conscious remembrance that it is God who knits us all together into a garment that he looks on with pleasure."
-Luci Shaw, poet and author of Breath for the Bones
"An excellent read for anyone interested in knitting, community, and prayer. And if you are already a knitter, you get the bonus of six patterns with varying levels of difficulty."
-Lori Triplett, Imago Dei Arts
|Writing to God: 40 Days of Praying with My Pen|
Designed for use during any 40-day period, Writing to God relieves readers of the self-consciousness of trying to pray "the right way," inviting them to pray wherever the pen leads! Includes a special section of prayers and prompts for Holy Week and Easter, for anyone using the book this Lent.
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|Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God|
This is the most invigorating and enabling book about prayer that I have seen in years! - Phyllis Tickle, compiler, The Divine Hours
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|Making Crosses: A Creative Connection to God|
Ellen Prewitt invites you to discover how this new spiritual practice—making crosses—can deepen a life lived for Christ. As she says, “To make a cross is to pray in a new way, but it’s not as simple as old-fashioned petitionary prayer; making crosses is a way for God to pray through you.”
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