PRAYER FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN'T SIT STILL

William Tenny-Brittian, Author . Chalice Press $18.99 (161p) ISBN 978-0-8272-3003-3

Pastor Tenny-Brittian admits that he is ADHD, a diagnosis he didn't at first believe but later came to accept. As his awareness of ADHD grew, so did his understanding of how it affected his prayer life. This longtime leader in the "house church" movement never could sit still for long, a defect that he imagined would preclude a great prayer life. Then he discovered the joy of kinesthetic prayer: prayer that involves touch, action or some kind of movement. His prayer life was transformed. Tenny-Brittian shares 10 kinesthetic prayers, from journaling prayers to dance prayers, from walking a labyrinth to walking the neighborhood. He describes musical and artistic prayer, and his chapter on technology-assisted prayer is especially relevant. While some of his prayer styles may seem strange to Christians (sensational prayer includes massage, acupressure and body memories), others, such as prayer beads, will strike a chord with many readers. Tenny-Brittian has tried all these prayer styles, benefiting from each. His experience, his breezy yet informative style and his sincere desire to help others make this book perfect for pastors, worship leaders, children's teachers and anyone who prays. Whether they are ADHD or not, Tenny-Brittian effectively persuades readers that kinesthetic prayer is a new way to experience communion with God. (Feb.)

Reviewed on: 01/17/2005
Release date: 03/01/2005
Genre: Nonfiction
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