In The Way We Pray: Prayer Practices from Around the World, Maggie Oman Shannon asks readers to imagine a world in which "everything we do has the potential to be prayerful." She explores not the content of prayers what is said but the experiential practice of prayer in the world's religious traditions. Tibetan Buddhists pray with beads; what does that mean? Sufis dance when they pray; what can that teach us? It's an imaginative approach. As readers learn more about the religious practices of the world painting icons, feasting, hoisting prayer flags, making milagros or wearing amulets they will be challenged to think about prayer in fresh ways. (Oct.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.