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Motherhood Unstressed

Feb 15, 2021

Has the practice of prayer, meditation and gratitude helped you get through this past year? If you're like many mothers, the answer is unequivocally YES. In this wide ranging conversation with best selling faith writer Sarah Bessey, we discuss her new book, "A Rhythm of Prayer" and how during this time of upheaval, stress, and burnout, it's our open communication and connection to God and to each other that has the power to change everything. Featuring writing by Amena Brown, Barbara Brown Taylor, Lisa Sharon Harper, and more. 

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For the weary, the angry, the anxious, and the hopeful, this collection of moving, tender prayers offers rest, joyful resistance, and a call to act, written by Barbara Brown Taylor, Amena Brown, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and other artists and thinkers, curated by the author Glennon Doyle calls “my favorite faith writer.”

It’s no secret that we are overworked, overpressured, and edging burnout. Unsurprisingly, this fact is as old as time—and that’s why we see so many prayer circles within a multitude of church traditions. These gatherings are a trusted space where people seek help, hope, and peace, energized by God and one another.
This book, curated by acclaimed author Sarah Bessey, celebrates and honors that prayerful tradition in a literary form. A companion for all who feel the immense joys and challenges of the journey of faith, this collection of prayers says it all aloud, giving readers permission to recognize the weight of all they carry. These writings also offer a broadened imagination of hope—of what can be restored and made new. Each prayer is an original piece of writing, with new essays by Sarah Bessey throughout.

Encompassing the full breadth of the emotional landscape, these deeply tender yet subversive prayers give readers an intimate look at the diverse language and shapes of prayer.


Sarah Bessey is the author of the popular and critically acclaimed books Jesus FeministOut of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith, and Miracles and Other Reasonable Things. She is a sought-after speaker at churches, conferences, and universities all around the world. Sarah is also the co-curator and co-host of the annual Evolving Faith Conference and she serves as president of the board for Heartline Ministries in Haiti. Sarah lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia, with her husband and their four children.

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