A Single Bead (PDF)
A Single Bead (PDF)

Item code 
171566 

SKU/EAN 
9780819890573  

ISBN 
081989057X  

Author 
Engelman, Stephanie 

Publisher 
Pauline Books & Media 

Price 
$10.36 

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An intriguing story for teen girls about trauma, loss, the power of the rosary, and finding faith again

About this Book:

On the anniversary of the plane crash that took the life of her beloved grandmother and threw her own mother into a deep depression, 16-year-old Katelyn Marie Roberts discovers a single bead from her grandmother's rosary-a rosary lost in the crash. A chance encounter with a stranger, who tells Katelyn that a similar bead saved her friend's life, launches Katelyn and her family on a quest to find the other missing beads. Their mysterious journey, filled with glimmers of hope, mystical encounters and unexplained graces takes them further into the unknown. Katelyn turns to the Rosary for answers and soon finds that family, prayer and the help of others may be the key to restoring what was lost.

Features & Benefits:

  • Demonstrates the power of the Rosary as prayer
  • Reinforces the importance of family
  • Addresses mental health issues (depression, grief, trauma)
  • Shows different levels of faith and growth
  • Discussion questions for group and individual reflection

Excerpt:

"I keep walking toward the trees, and it's almost like I'm being drawn by some kind of invisible force. Stooping down to push the flowers aside, I discover a small, silver bead, and my heart flutters. I have to hold it, touch it-feel the ridges of the letters imprinted on three sides, and run my nail along the cross on the fourth.

"Everything I am zones into that tiny, little bead. . . . It's just a little fragment of a piece of jewelry, right? But it's not. It's a bead from Grandma's rosary. And not just any bead. My bead."

About the Author:

Stephanie Engelman is a wife and mother of five whose degree in psychology only partially prepared her for the insanity of a small house filled with a big family. She is a convert to Catholicism and feels led to share her love for Christ and his Church with others through the gifts and talents God has given her. However, she never imagined she'd write fiction until inspiration hit in the form of a social media message from a complete stranger. What started as a wry prayer turned into Stephanie's first novel. She hopes it will lead many to a deeper connection with God, their faith, and the Blessed Mother. You can follow Stephanie at: facebook.com/s.engelman.author.

Product Details:

Binding: PDF
Trim size: 5½ X 8¼
Pages: 208

Keywords: Rosary, Mary, Blessed Mother, depression, plane crash, grandmother, trauma, large family, Rosary bead, extended family, mysticism, grief, loss, lost, fallen away Catholics, lapsed Catholics, search, returning Catholics, reverts, Catholic fiction, discussion questions, teen novel, LifeTeen, Legion of Mary, 8th grade level, youth groups, mental illness, tight knit families, girls aged 13, 7th grade level

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