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Saturday, April 05, 2014

FOUND BY MICHA BOYETT

Found: A Story of Questions, Grace, and Everyday Prayer by Micha Boyett is a delightful and inspiring book that can only be marveled. It is a book that will help you to be at ease with yourself. Boyett has a way with words which makes the book such a pleasure to read.

You will find yourself in similar situations as Boyett narrates her story. Though the situation and circumstances may differ, the feeling will more or less be the same. What is truly remarkable about her story is the genuineness and constancy with which Boyett has poetically give a truthful account of her own journey in prayer, and her daily search for grace. Beautiful, helpful and inspiring, Found: A Story of Questions, Grace, and Everyday Prayer is a must read book which will go a long way in making the trivial, intimate moments of one's life into beautiful reflections on God.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
I read Micha’s words and my breathing slows. She gives perspective. And hope. And a refreshing lightness to not take what doesn’t matter too seriously. She revives: When you order the tangle of your days around Him, He untangles you. She moves: The moments all matter. The daily awareness of the small add up to the whole of your life, and her words are like a dawn, stirring you to wake and walk.
—ANN VOSKAMP, best-selling author of One Thousand Gifts


I read Micha Boyett’s journey into prayer as any blackbelt sinner will, by which I mean anybody will—with sheer delight at her graceful language and riveting struggle for a hard-won faith. In a sense Found is a deep, sweet invitation into God’s loving presence. A must read for nonbelievers and believers alike.
—MARY KARR, poet and best-selling author of The Liars' Club and Lit


With this beautiful book, Micha Boyett opens a door to Benedictine spirituality through which regular, busy people can enter and taste, see, smell, hear, and feel what it means to live life as a prayer.
—RACHEL HELD EVANS, author of A Year of Biblical Womanhood


Micha is singing the longings of all the tired mother pilgrims. Every word is like motherhood: elegant, earthy, loving, and present.
—SARAH BESSEY, author of Jesus Feminist


For anyone who’s ever gotten prayer all tangled up in performance—this one’s for you.
—ADDIE ZIERMAN, author of When We Were on Fire


If you’re like me, you’ve grown weary of a culture that demands the sensationalistic, the glamorous, the extraordinary. Micha Boyett is in search for the beauty in the everyday, the prayer that hides itself in dinners and diapers and naps. She is as skilled of a tour guide for Benedictine spirituality as she is for her own story, and in these pages you will find that the sacred has been there all along.
—ADAM S. McHUGH, author of Introverts in the Church


Author Micha Boyett is a blogger, wife, and mom with a Masters of Fine Arts in Poetry degree from Syracuse University. A former youth minister, she's passionate about monasticism and ancient Christian spiritual practices and how they inform the contemporary life of faith. Boyett and her husband live in San Francisco with their two boys.

In her own words:  I am Micha Boyett: Texan in sweetness (born and raised), Northeastern in skepticism (my twenties), and San Franciscan in passion (snobbery?) for all things food and drink (where I live now). I am Southern Baptist nurtured, Presby-Anglican in theological practice, and in love with Roman Catholic monastic and contemplative prayer.

I am a wife and a stay at home mom who left full time youth ministry, moved thousands of miles away, and began my thirties in sudden succession. And since that rapid life shift, I’ve been in a constant longing to find God in the simplicity and ordinariness of my life with a 4-year-old and toddler. In the past two years we have  moved from San Francisco to Austin and then back to San Francisco again. And, somehow in that instability, I am learning what stability might actually be.

I believe in feminism. I believe it’s a woman’s joy to work and pursue her own gifts. I believe in husbands who come home from work and roast a chicken with lemons and salt and pepper, just as God intended chicken to be roasted. I believe a woman can stay home with her children without feeling like a failure of the Women’s Movement. I believe in prayer, compassion, relationships and evangelism—in that order. And, honestly, I believe St. Benedict and his Rule are teaching me how to live my motherhood and wifery and contemplative life in joy.
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Worthy Publishing (April 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617952168
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617952166

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