Thursday, October 15, 2015

Knit, Purl, Pray: 52 Devotions for the Creative Soul - A Review

Published - October 2015, Worthy Publishers
Author - Lisa Bogart
Title - Knit Purl Pray
Format - ebook, paper
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Summary (From Amazon):
Knit, Purl, Pray is for the knitter who recognizes that when she is creating
something beautiful with yarn, it is also a way to be quiet and reflect. The
devotions make connections between knitting and all manner of things from joy and
service to boredom and confession. These reflections help the reader think about
the craft they love in a new way and perhaps see their problems as something
that can be unraveled and reworked into something beautiful. Each new day is an
opportunity to create something new.

My Thoughts:
Those of you who know me, know i don't usually pick up a nonfiction book. This one caught my attention though. Not because I knit (I don't), but because I am creative and crafty. I mean, I crochet (a craft that shares some similarities to knitting) and I scrapbook. So I was intrigued. 

Whenever I've requested a devotional to review, I always wish that I actually could enjoy it the way it is designed - in this case over 52 days. But I couldn't do it that way as the review needed to be up by Oct 15. 

Still this book was good to read. It is very easy to read and I loved the connections made between the craft and the actual time spent creating the piece. Things like being bored or just passing time. The book itself brought to mind that we are like a tapestry that is still in progress of being made. When it's completed, it's going to be something amazing. But right now, we're still a work in progress. Just like the blanket I'm working on. 

There's a lot I can learn from this book. I'll probably eventually purchase a paperback copy to be able to access it easier than the pdf version that I received from the publisher.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I think I'd like to go back through it the way it's supposed to be read and get more out of it.

I received a pdf version of this book for free from Worthy Books as part of the First Look Blog Tour. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of knitting, devotions, women's ministry

Rating - 4 stars

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your review of Knit Purl Pray... I am not particularly religious, but I am a beginning knitter. I love knitting and have become addicted to knitting + improving my knitting skills. I love the creativity that knitting brings and that it is a great stress reliever.

    I'll have to check Knit Purl Pray out for myself. I agree with you that I'd want this book in the paperback format verses the ebook or pdf version.


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