Our Writing

We write books and articles on prayer, spiritual formation, and prayer beads. Our books on prayer beads have won awards and remain on Upper Room Books’ bestseller list throughout much of the year.


Another Bead, Another Prayer: Devotions to Use with Protestant Prayer Beads (Upper Room Books) was released November 2014.

Cover design for Another Bead, Another PrayerMany Protestants discovered the benefits of prayer beads through Kristen Vincent’s award-winning book, A Bead and a Prayer. In this sequel, Vincent and her husband provide a collection of 28 scripture-based devotions to use with prayer beads. Another Bead, Another Prayer will help you offer prayers of praise, confession, intercession, and thanksgiving, one bead at a time.

Another Bead, Another Prayer is the second in what one can only hope will become a whole series of books for Protestants about prayer beads and their role as an enriching part of both spiritual formation and religious devotion. Even the complete novice will find here not only the prayers appointed to each set of beads but also, and blessedly, easy-to-follow, deeply pastoral guidance into both the practice and the prayers.” – Phyllis Tickle, Compiler, The Divine Hours


A Bead and a Prayer: A Beginner’s Guide to Protestant Prayer Beads (Upper Room Books) was released July 2013.

A Bead and a Prayer introduces Protestant prayer beads to Christians who have no experience in praying with beads. A Bead and A PrayerAuthor Kristen Vincent explores the history and art of using beads in prayer, explains how to use prayer beads, includes instructions for making your own set of prayer beads, and offers a variety of prayers. Through this book you will learn how prayer beads can help you deepen your faith, understand Christian beliefs, and listen to God.

Winner: 2014 Book of the Year, Christian Small Publisher Association (Christian Living category)

Finalist: 2014 Best Book Award (Religion: Christianity category)

A Bead and a Prayer is one of the most accessible and downright delightful books I have ever read on prayer itself, not to mention being far and away the most informative about the making and use of prayer beads. Vincent has given us a veritable treasure trove of history, practical counsel, and, most important, loving instruction.” – Phyllis Tickle, Compiler, The Divine Hours


Upper Room – November/December 2014 – Advent Litany

Weavings – April/May 2013 – “Beads of Prayer, Beads of Peace”

Upper Room – January/February 2013 – Prayer Workshop: “Listening and Praying with Beads”


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