The Art of Amen
A Creative Prayer Experience
by Catherine Bird
Pub Date 09 Apr 2019
Pub Date 09 Apr 2019
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Let creativity bring your prayers to life.
Prayer time often becomes another chore on a never-ending to-do list. But God’s gift of prayer invites us into a relationship with him. Infused with biblical truths, The Art of Amen will rejuvenate your prayer life with its artful blend of teachings on prayer and rich examples of creative prayer styles—such as Bible journaling, prayer walks, and intercessory prayer art. Whether for personal worship or group study, this creative prayer experience is the perfect tool to help you deepen your relationship with God.
From the foreword by Jami Amerine:
Prayer . . . it is complex and simple, profound and trivial, deep and shallow. It is a desperate plea for life and a flippant nod to moving the line at Starbucks. It is the carnal cry for healing and a muffled desire for last season’s jeans to zip. It is intellect and folly, perfection and disaster, fury and thankfulness. It is confident and terrified. It is rote, memorized, and halfhearted. Next it is fragrant, genuine, and heartfelt. It is song, silence, passion, and complacency. It is moving and stagnant.
It is an adventure.
And no matter the acumen or nonsense, it is the very thing that brings you face-to-face with the living God. It is a privilege to introduce you to an author who prays well and loves better. Together, we invite you to the perfected mess in The Art of Amen. May you never pray the same.
— Jami Amerine, author of Stolen Jesus and Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors
“Seamlessly blending together sound biblical teaching, insightful personal testimonies, soul-stirring prayers, and beautiful drawings, The Art of Amen is truly a masterpiece! I cannot remember another book that touched my heart so deeply. Packed full of practical tips for building a stronger and more intimate prayer life, The Art of Amen is sure to leave your heart full and your prayer life transformed.”
—Jennifer Bleakley, author of Joey: How a Blind Rescue Horse Helped Others Learn to See
“The Art of Amen is a beautiful tribute to the power of prayer. Catherine Bird’s vulnerability in sharing her story invites you to rejoice in realizing that you are not alone in any feelings or insecurities you’ve ever had about talking with God. Thank you, Cat, for giving us all the tools we need to go on the prayer adventure of a lifetime!”
— Erin Brown Hollis, best-selling author of Cheers to the Diaper Years and The Remarkable Housewives of the Bible
“Maybe, like me, you grew up feeling there was just one way to pray. In The Art of Amen, Catherine Bird breaks that boxed-in thinking, showing us how to breathe new life and creativity into our conversations with God.”
—Lynn Cowell, author of Make Your Move and Brave Beauty
“If you are looking for a book on prayer, you don’t need to look any further than The Art of Amen! Catherine Bird has explored every type of prayer, from Genesis to Revelation. It is all here for us to read, digest, and be empowered to pray without fear. I highly recommend this book. Read and be blessed.”
— Rev. Dr. John K. Graham, president and CEO of the Institute for Spirituality and Health