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Beginner's Grace

(2010)
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Prayer is an ancient and simple way to prepare yourself for grace, or love, and to learn to recognize it when it comes. Even the briefest "grace" spoken before dinner offers its time-honored wisdom. Yet in spite of hundreds of traditions and teachings and books about prayer, millions of Americans have become ambivalent about it. They are unsure how, when, where, and even why they might pray, afraid they'll do it wrong, or worried that they won't be heard.

Writing in the beautiful, funny, honest narrative style that moved and inspired readers of her first book, Here If You Need Me, Kate Braestrup explains what prayer is and the many ways we can pray. With an approach that is both personal and inclusive, Beginner's Grace is a new kind of prayer book. Even if you don't pray and don't consider yourself religious, there's room in this book for you. In these pages, Braestrup explains how and why the practice of prayer can open a space in our busy lives for mindfulness, gratitude, contentment, and a wider compassion toward others.

Inspired by her work as a chaplain, Braestrup includes many examples of prayers to draw from - beginning with grace, a brief prayer of thanks. She provides clear models and practical suggestions for making your own and your family's prayers meaningful and satisfying, and offers prayers for situations in which words might fail: times of anxiety, helplessness, or grief. And she invites you to explore forms of prayer that extend into the wider community, including prayer with and for people we don't like or with whom we disagree.

A welcoming modern guide to the simplest, most effective way to satisfy a universal spiritual hunger, Beginner's Grace is for the religious and nonreligious and even irreligious in its generous, good-humored approach to spirituality. With its insight and warmth, Beginner's Grace is sure to become a spiritual touchstone for people of all faiths

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Hardback Editions

February 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Beginner's Grace (Center Point Platinum Nonfiction)
Author(s): Kate Braestrup
ISBN: 1-60285-973-6 / 978-1-60285-973-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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November 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Beginner's Grace: Bringing Prayer to Life
Author(s): Kate Braestrup
ISBN: 1-4391-8426-7 / 978-1-4391-8426-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Beginner's Grace: Bringing Prayer to Life
Author(s): Kate Braestrup
ISBN: 1-4391-8427-5 / 978-1-4391-8427-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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Audio Editions

November 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Beginner's Grace: Bringing Prayer to Life
Author(s): Kate Braestrup
ISBN: 1-4001-4983-5 / 978-1-4001-4983-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media
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November 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Beginner's Grace: Bringing Prayer to Life
Author(s): Kate Braestrup
ISBN: 1-4001-1983-9 / 978-1-4001-1983-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Beginner's Grace: Bringing Prayer to Life
Author(s): Kate Braestrup
ISBN: 1-4001-6983-6 / 978-1-4001-6983-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Beginner's Grace: Bringing Prayer to Life
Author(s): Kate Braestrup
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon CA