Prayer and You
Prayer and You

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Hill FSP, Mary Lea 

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A quirky view from the pew!

About this Book:

Can a swear be a prayer? The Crabby Mystic has the answer! With a unique voice, Sr. Mary Lea makes prayer approachable for both those new to prayer and veterans. She directly approaches the pray-er with practical advice, but cautions the reader that "it is not an instructional course on prayer, but rather a taster on prayer, a place to get your feet wet. It could also be called a starter kit although it has no parts, no how-to directions, just a random set of suggestions on prayer."

The Crabby Mystic makes you laugh with chapter headings like "Bargain Basement Prayer" and "Hard Little Pew, I Love You!" Even as you chuckle at her wit, she gives recommendations that will help the beginning or struggling pray-er start communicating with God more readily.

Whether you have never prayed before or want to become a better pray-er, Sr. Mary Lea will guide you towards a fulfilling prayer life. Let Prayer and You nudge you towards a deeper and more personal relationship with God.

Features & Benefits:

  • Quirky, unique voice
  • Offers practical advice on prayer
  • Reflects and comments on the Our Father
  • Gives suggestions for praying spontaneously
  • Short chapters for easy readability

About the Author:

Sister Mary Lea Hill has been sharing her dry wit and offbeat wisdom with the Daughters of St. Paul since 1964. An experienced writer and editor, she now shares her signature humor on Twitter @crabbymystic.

What Are People Saying about this Title?

Afraid of praying? Confused about how to pray? Wondering where to begin? Sister Mary Lea Hill's warm and witty book on prayer is like sitting down with an experienced spiritual director who has a great sense of humor. Let her invite you, in ways that are by turns provocative, lighthearted and profound, into a deeper relationship with the God who desires to be in relationship with you.
James Martin, SJ, author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything

Step away from your preconceived notions and prepare yourself to be delighted and challenged in equal measure. Sister Lea Hill raises the bar on prayer books for normal people. Prayer and You is sure to be a book you dog-ear, highlight, share, and, most importantly, put into practice.
Sarah Reinhard, author of Catholic Family Fun

Product Details:

Binding: Paperback
Trim size: 5 x 7 1/4 inches
Pages: 192

Keywords: prayer, pray, humor, Catholic humor, funny nun, spirituality, how to pray, crabbymystic;

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Elaine Egger says...
A very easy read but so relevant today. She is very humorous and writes about situations we can all relate to.

hm says...
I love this book. I just absorbed this book as I read it. It made me feel at peace. It really spoke to me. Even though I am not Catholic, it still spoke to me and helped me. What a blessing to have such a talented writer who can make you feel secure. Thank you.
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