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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, <New York Times 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 --Worthy Publishing

--Worthy Publishing

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, <New York Times 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 th --Worthy Publishing

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, <New York Times 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 --Worthy Publishing

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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

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Worthy Publishing (April 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617952168
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617952166
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.2 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Kelly Stanley on May 8, 2014
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Like any good memoir, Found: A Story of Questions, Grace & Everyday Prayer is a direct look into the mind of Micha Boyett, a fascinating, real, worried, hopeful, lovely woman who feels like a friend now. There’s something fragile about her, yet persevering. Soft and quiet and intelligent and gentle, sprinkled with doubts and insecurities. Micha struggles with her faith, as we all do. The difference between her and so many others I’ve read, though, is that her doubts are more about herself than about her God or her church. Like Addie Zierman in When We Were On Fire, Micha manages to depict her personal experience and doesn’t make categoric judgments against any one church or type of faith. Micha has found God — has never really lost Him, I don’t think — but struggles to believe that He wants her ordinary self and life. She constantly wrestles with her fear that she’s disappointed Him, that she’s not giving Him enough of her life — or, rather, that her life isn’t worthy of giving to Him.

The narrative is structured around Benedictine’s rules for prayer. As she connects each one to her own experience, we get a peek into Micha’s inner prayer life. The things she writes are so genuine and thoughtful and real — and her prose is delicious. I wanted to devour the book because I was so interested in what else she had to say, but the beauty of her words made me slow down, reflect — just as she’s learning to do in prayer.

It’s funny. I read it and see how vibrant her prayer life is. How much she loves God. How He speaks to her, abides with her. And yet, so much of that is hidden from her sight. It’s not clear from within. I think the same could be said about most of us. We beat ourselves up.
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So many books about faith make me yearn to do more, be more, improve.
Found is not one of them.
This is a book about faith I would not hesitate to buy for someone who just had a newborn, who is depressed or struggling or questioning. It is full of grace, honesty and deep measured breaths. Boyett manages to weave snapshots of ordinary life: park swings, scrambled eggs, finding parking--with meditations on being with God in every moment. EVERY moment, even when you're putting quarters in a meter.
I wish there were more people singing this song in the Evangelical community.
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Sometimes when I read a book that is new to me, and I discover that I like it, that I'm intrigued by some of the ideas presented or the way language is used, I dog-ear a page that catches my eye. If the book really speaks to my heart, you might find 20 or 30 such pages scattered throughout.

Micha Boyett's beautiful new book -- part memoir, part prayer journal, part glory -- has so many down-turned pages that I can no longer close it completely. Oh my, this woman can write! And what she writes? It speaks right into my heart, with hope, honesty and beauty.

I've read Micha's blog, Mama Monk, for over three years now, made the move with her to Patheos, even guest-posted for her once. So I've been looking forward to seeing her heart and reading her words in a longer format for quite a while. And I am not disappointed. Micha has been on a journey, a search, for the heart of prayer, the heart of God. A pastor to students in her twenties, convinced that God had Big Plans for her life, plans that she 'needed' to discover and fulfill, she found herself in her early thirties as a stay-at-home mom to one, and then two beautiful boys.

What happened to those Big Plans, she wondered? Was she somehow missing the Important Work God had for her to do? Over the course of this gentle book -- outlined according to the prayer schedule of St. Benedict -- she learns that where she is right now is, indeed, important. That the work she does, the rhythms of child-care, housework, hospitality, marriage and writing -- these are the things of life, and Spirit and love-made-real.

Reading that last paragraph might make you think that this is a book for women. Yes, it is. It is also a book for men.
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I LOVED this book - so much, in fact, I'm reading it through a second time..and it only just arrived a week and a half ago. The first time through I read "Found" for the delightful, engaging story it is. Micha has such a likable, honest voice - you can relate to her; you want to meet her for coffee and talk about parenting and prayer and everything in between.

Now that I'm in my second reading of "Found," I am savoring not only Micha's beautiful prose but the deep and valuable insights she offers about prayer, faith, doubt and the navigation of what's often times a circuitous journey in faith. As a spiritual questioner/wrestler, I related so much to Micha's story - to her doubts, her fears, her vulnerabilities. In "Found" I discovered a whole lot about myself and my own relationship with God.

A highly recommended read, "Found" will find you and speak to you exactly where you are on your own spiritual journey.
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