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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. 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 Good luck!