Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God

Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God

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By (author) Sybil Macbeth

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  • Publisher: Paraclete Press
  • Format: Paperback | 63 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 213mm x 13mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Orleans, MA
  • ISBN 10: 1557255121
  • ISBN 13: 9781557255129
  • Sales rank: 83,428

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Need help communicating with God? Maybe you hunger to know God better. Maybe you love color. Maybe you are a visual or kinesthetic learner, a distractable or impatient soul, or a word-weary pray-er. Perhaps you struggle with a short attention span, a restless body, or a tendency to live in your head. This new prayer form can take as little or as much time as you have or want to commit, from 15 minutes to a weekend retreat."A new prayer form gives God an invitation and a new door to penetrate the locked cells of our hearts and minds," explains Sybil MacBeth. "For many of us, using only words to pray reduces God by the limits of our finite words." For more information, including author events, examples and contact information to request Sybil MacBeth to do a workshop, visit www.prayingincolor.com. Use "Praying in Color" to help with: -lectio divina -- reading the bible for spiritual growth -memorizing Scripture -prayers for discernment -creating a personal Advent or Lenten calendar -praying for enemies "Praying in Color" is ideal for: -Intergenerational Education Classes -Women's Meetings -Praying Workshops -Vacation Bible School and Summer Camp -Staff Retreats on Prayer -Summer Sunday School Classes -Wednesday Night Church-wide Programs -Senior Citizens Activity -Youth Confirmation Retreats -Men's Prayer Groups -Prayer Therapy During Convalescence -Kindergarten and Children's Prayer Training -Homeschooling, grades K-12 -Prison Ministry -Ministry to the hearing impaired -Ministry to the disabled "This is the most invigorating and enabling book about prayer that I have seen in years! Wry, funny, accessible, wise beyond all appearances, and deeply spiritual, MacBeth warms the soul as well as the heart. So will praying in color." - Phyllis Tickle, compiler, "The Divine Hours"

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Dancer and mathematics instructor MacBeth's charming book may be the first to combine the pleasures of doodling with a discussion of, among other things, lectio divina. Here, she shows how simple drawings-often hardly more than circles and lines with names or ideas or places sketched in and enlivened with color-can focus the praying heart, making prayer something better than a shopping list or a chore and helping the praying believer to carry the wishes and thoughts of the prayer through the day. MacBeth's book is not for unbelievers or those who do not pray; it is directed to those suffering something more like spiritual attention deficit disorder. Still, it is one of the most appealing books on prayer to appear in the last five years. Highly recommended. Library Journal May 1, 2007

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"Maybe you hunger to know God better. Maybe you love color. Maybe you are a visual or kinesthetic learner, a distractable or impatient soul, or a word-weary pray-er. Perhaps you struggle with a short attention span, a restless body, or a tendency to live in your head. This new prayer form can take as little or as much time as you have or want to commit, from 15 minutes to a weekend retreat. ""A new prayer form gives God an invitation and a new door to penetrate the locked cells of our hearts and minds,"" explains Sybil MacBeth. ""For many of us, using only words to pray reduces God by the limits of our finite words. ""For more information, including author events, examples and contact information to request Sybil MacBeth to do a workshop, visit www.prayingincolor.com. Use Praying in Color to help with: -lectio divina -- reading the bible for spiritual growth -memorizing Scripture -prayers for discernment -creating a personal Advent or Lenten calendar -praying for enemies Praying in Color is ideal for: -Intergenerational Education Classes -Women's Meetings -Praying Workshops -Vacation Bible School and Summer Camp -Staff Retreats on Prayer -Summer Sunday School Classes -Wednesday Night Church-wide Programs -Senior Citizens Activity -Youth Confirmation Retreats -Men's Prayer Groups -Prayer Therapy During Convalescence -Kindergarten and Children's Prayer Training -Homeschooling, grades K-12 -Prison Ministry -Ministry to the hearing impaired -Ministry to the disabled ""This is the most invigorating and enabling book about prayer that I have seen in years! Wry, funny, accessible, wise beyond all appearances, and deeply spiritual, MacBeth warms the soul as well as the heart. So will praying incolor."" - Phyllis Tickle, compiler, The Divine Hours"