A Year of Living Prayerfully: How a Curious Traveler Met the Pope, Walked on Coals, Danced With Rabbis & Revived His Prayer Life


By Jared Brock

Although up to 90% of us pray, very few of us feel like we’ve mastered prayer. While filming a documentary about sex trafficking, Jared and Michelle Brock felt a deep need for prayer in their personal lives. In an effort to learn more about prayer, the couple traveled the globe, exploring the great Judeo-Christian prayer traditions: in mountains and monasteries, in Christian communities and cathedrals, standing up and lying down, every hour and around the clock.

A Year of Living Prayerfully is a fascinating, humorous, globe-trotting exploration of prayer that will help you grow your own prayer life. Join Jared on a rollicking modern-day prayer pilgrimage as he…

  • dances with Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn,
  • discovers the 330-year-old home of Brother Lawrence,
  • plants prayer bombs in North Korea,
  • burns his clothes at the end of the world,
  • attends the world’s largest church, and
  • meets the Pope and dines at the Vatican.

Jared’s witty reflections on his fast-paced journey will both entertain and inspire you to think about your own prayer journey.

Jared Brock is the author of A Year of Living Prayerfully, Bearded Gospel Men, and The Road to Dawn, and the director of three documentaries. He lives in Wales.

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"You will be swept up in the sheer force of the storytelling, the beauty of the prose, the many comedies of error, the exotic cast of characters, and – above all – the drama of Jared’s prayer life."
–Mark Buchanan, author of The Rest of God, Your God is Too Safe & God Walk

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Weight0.400 kg
Dimensions20.5 × 13.5 × 2.6 cm