Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God: Expanded and Enhanced Edition

Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God: Expanded and Enhanced Edition

Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God: Expanded and Enhanced Edition

Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God: Expanded and Enhanced Edition


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“Just as Julia Cameron in The Artist’s Way showed the hardened Harvard businessman he had a creative artist lurking within, MacBeth makes it astonishingly clear that anyone with a box of colors and some paper can have a conversation with God.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review 

Maybe you love color. Maybe you are a visual or kinesthetic learner, a distractible or impatient soul, or a word-weary pray-er. Perhaps you struggle with a short attention span, a restless body, or a tendency to live in your head. Maybe your prayers feel more like a list for Santa Claus than a love letter to God, or you’re just bored with the same old prayers you’ve said since you were a toddler. Maybe you’re not sure that anyone out there is listening, or you just feel deep in your bones a hunger to know God better. 

The prayer practice Praying in Color® was born when Sybil's desperation to pray for family and friends intersected with her love of color and doodling. Praying in Color® invites the whole body into prayer and gives you a new way to be with God. 

This revised, expanded edition of the bestselling, groundbreaking book:  

  • Presents double the wisdom and insight from Sybil MacBeth, from fifteen years of experience praying, teaching, and leading workshops 

  • Includes a foreword by Lauren F. Winner, author of Girl Meets God  

  • Brings a sense of fun and delight into prayer time 

  • Gathers our mind, body, emotions, thoughts, and spirit into the same space for a while 

  • Is ideal for praying on your own or in small groups, church fellowships, hospital rooms, university classrooms, prison ministry, elementary schools, and so much more. 

Sections of the book include:  

  • Disgruntled Prayers 

  • Praying Your To-Do List 

  • Praying for Our Enemies 

  • Hodgepodge Prayers 

  • Twelve-Step Prayers 

  • Praying with Scripture 

  • Praying the Liturgical Year 

  • Praying in Community 

  • Sending and Sharing Prayers 
    And so much more. 

More than 150,000 people have discovered a delightful way to pray with the right side of the brain. Praying in Color has forever changed the way people pray—and will change your life, too. 

“It would not be an overstatement to say that Praying in Color rescued my devotional life from nonexistence. . . . I’ve given away more copies of this book than I can count.” —Lauren F. Winner


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640601642
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Publication date: 12/16/2019
Edition description: Enhanced
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 240,821
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Sybil MacBeth is the author of Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God (2007) and Praying in Color Kids’ Edition (2009). Praying in Color uses doodling and coloring as a way to get still and listen to God. Sybil combines her lifelong love of prayer with her experience as a community college mathematics professor to offer workshops and retreats throughout the U.S. and Canada. Her workshops, both prayerful and playful, engage people of varied learning styles. Sybil is married to Andy MacBeth, an Episcopal priest, and is the mother of two adult sons.

Lauren F. Winner is the bestselling author of three books, including Girl Meets God and Mudhouse Sabbath: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Discipline. Dr. Winner has appeared on PBS's Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and has served as a commentator on NPR's "All Things Considered." She writes and lectures widely on Christian practice, the history of Christian America, and Jewish-Christian relations. She is Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality at Duke Divinity School.
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