There are almost as many forms of prayer beads as there are religions. In Bead One, Pray Too, author Kimberly Winston shows with stories and pictures how people of many faiths and traditions use prayer beads as a spiritual tool and a means of creative expression.
Beginning with the Catholic rosary, Winston explores the history and the use of beads and specific prayers in various religions including Buddhism, Baha’i, Hinduism, Islam, and more. There are also easy-to-follow instructions, complete with detailed diagrams, to help you string your very own prayer beads.
But the teaching that Fr. Dubay synthesized is not collected from Teresa and John for contemplatives alone. It is meant for every Christian and is based on the Gospel imperative of personal prayer and the call to holiness. All the major elements of these great teachers are ordered, commented on and put in the context of their scriptural foundations. Here is an outstanding book on prayer and the spiritual life written by one of the best spiritual directors and retreat masters of our time, and based on the writings of the Church's two greatest mystical doctors.
Some people are "prayer plodders": They pray not because prayer comes easy but because they believe in its power. Others are "prayer professionals": they are gifted in the practice of prayer; prayer seems to flow authentically and effectively from their hearts. Whether you are a plodder or a professional, you can be a prayer warrior—one whose prayers are powerful and effectual—even efficient. Even if prayer doesn't always come easily or your prayers aren't always answered as you'd hoped, you will come away from this book convinced that God rewards genuine prayer. Open the pages of this book and see for yourself what happens when God answers prayer!