Q & A with Sharon Seyfarth Garner

How Readers Have Used the Book

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How have readers used and benefited from Praying with Mandalas?

Readers have used Praying with Mandalas in ways far beyond my initial intention as a personal or small-group devotional resource. It has been used by parents and children for family prayer time (one family even has special prayer pencils that only come out for coloring the Praying with Mandalas book), hospital chaplains, college students, United Methodist Women’s groups, a women’s group in prison, and even as the basis for an international prayer exchange. It has also turned out to be an especially meaningful way to pray and simply be present together when words are hard to come by—such as in a hospital, nursing home, or hospice setting.