Book Review & Giveaway: Knit Purl Pray by Lisa Bogart

Knit Purl Pray by Lisa Bogart - book review by Underground CrafterThis post contains affiliate links.

A few weeks ago, Worthy Inspired contacted me about being part of the book tour for Lisa Bogart‘s latest book, Knit Purl Pray: 52 Devotions for the Creative Soul. You may remember that I interviewed Lisa about her book, Knit with Love, back in 2011. I’m sharing my review along with a giveaway.

Lisa is a devout Christian, a writer, and an enthusiastic and accomplished knitter, and her three passions come together in her books. In Knit Purl Pray, she has created a collection of 52 devotions to inspire other Christian knitters to use their knitting time to reflect on their faith. Each devotion starts with a quote from the Bible and then Lisa shares a reflection on that quote. Her reflections include stories and examples from her own life and her own knitting. After the story, Lisa shares a short prayer. Expand Your Knitting Skills The book is a hardcover, but it’s small and lightweight (so, perfect for tossing into your project bag). In her advanced review, author Lauraine Snelling says that she thinks the devotions work well for all types of creatives, and not just knitters. Because there are lots of really specific references to knitting techniques, I’m not sure this book would be right for a non-knitter looking for a book of devotions. Similarly, I don’t think the book is right for someone looking for in-depth theological analysis of Biblical quotes. In the last few years, I’ve seen an increase in discussions about mindfulness and meditation while knitting. Most of us have very little quiet time in our lives with all the distractions of electronic devices and such. Knit Purl Pray would be a great book for a knitter who identifies as a Christian and who is hoping to slow life down a bit and take some quiet time to pray and meditate while knitting.


Does Knit Purl Pray sound like the perfect book for you or a friend? I’m hosting a giveaway for my review copy, courtesty of Worthy Inspired. To enter, let me know why you want to win the book in the comments, and be sure to log in your entry through the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to to readers with a U.S. mailing address except where prohibited by law. Enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, November 9, 2015. One winner will be chosen at random from the entries submitted via the Rafflecopter widget.   a Rafflecopter giveaway

Full disclosure: A review copy of Knit Purl Pray was provided by Worthy Inspired. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation, nor do I guarantee a positive review. My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions.
Knit Purl Pray book review and #giveaway on Underground Crafter


  1. leslie b
    October 29, 2015 / 8:03 am

    very nice book

  2. Sandy
    October 29, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    Nice prize. I’m a crocheter but learning another craft is a good thing.

  3. Helen King
    October 29, 2015 / 7:35 pm

    I would love to win this book because it will give me inspiration while I knit.

  4. maureen
    October 29, 2015 / 9:00 pm

    I like to knit and at this time I could use some serenity that prayers would give.

  5. Darlene P.
    October 29, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    After reading your review and recently beginning my journey in learning to knit via a fiber arts group I joined, I would like to read this book. I also read another review and it seems the cup cozies included in the project section would be a perfect way to have a doable project while learning new stitch patterns. I also think having devotionals tied to a craft I so thoroughly enjoy is wonderful! Thank you for this review and hosting this giveaway!! =)

  6. Carol
    October 30, 2015 / 12:07 am

    This sounds so absolutely PERFECT for me! I would SO love to win this book. Fixed income does not allow me to buy things just for myself – especially this close to Christmas – with so many gifts to make/give.

    Recently, I’ve started listening to the Bible on my computer while I crochet….I find it inspiring. I think having this book and reading it would be awesome!
    I am inspired by those who are willing to publicly talk about and share their Faith with others online. Today, when secularism seems to be sweeping the nation and those who are “politically correct” would love to keep God out of the public eye – totally!
    I thank Lauraine Snelling for writing this book – and you for this review – and this opportunity for one of us to win it!

    God bless you both!

    • October 31, 2015 / 6:43 am

      Thanks for your kind comment, Carol. I just want to note that Lisa Bogart wrote the book, and I quoted a review by Lauraine Snelling (in case you go to look up the book later).

  7. Brenda B.
    October 31, 2015 / 10:43 pm

    Lovely book & would make a great Christmas gift! Thanks for the chance to win!

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