Beads of Healing: Prayer, Trauma, and Spiritual Wholeness

Upper Room Books
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Healing from trauma begins with telling your story. Many trauma survivors carry deep wounds, such as fear, shame, grief, and anger. Even if they have had years of counseling and have healed from physical and emotional pain, they still may hold spiritual wounds. They may think of their trauma as God’s abandonment. Some may wonder how they can ever trust a God who allowed something so awful to happen to them. Kristen Vincent shares her personal story of childhood trauma. She tells how, over 35 years later, she encountered God as never before and found healing and peace—through prayer, scripture reading, sharing with others she trusted, and reflection. In Beads of Healing Vincent offers ideas for readers to use prayer beads as a safe way to enter conversations with God, talk honestly with their Creator, and open themselves to God’s healing love. Vincent’s powerful story of healing extends hope to all trauma survivors, as well as those who have experienced loss, hurt, or other spiritual wounds. This book will also serve as a valuable resource for pastors, counselors, and others seeking to provide support for those who have experienced trauma. Includes a Leader’s Guide with an outline for a 16-week study, links to instructions for making prayer beads, and a guide to using prayer beads. BEADS NOT INCLUDED.
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About the author

Kristen E. Vincent is owner and principal artisan of Prayerworks Studio, which specializes in making handcrafted prayer beads and other prayer tools. She speaks widely on prayer and prayer beads and enjoys leading retreats. A freelance writer, Vincent blogs about prayer and prayer beads at She holds a Master of Theological Studies from Duke Divinity School and a bachelor's degree in religion from Trinity University. Vincent, a native Texan, lives in Georgia with her husband, Max, a United Methodist minister, and their son, Matthew. She loves dark chocolate, the Texas Hill Country, stories about the early church, and working from home in her pajamas.

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Upper Room Books
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Published on
Mar 1, 2017
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Religion / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
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