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Pastor Tenny-Brittian admits that he is ADHD, a diagnosis he didn't at first believe but later came to accept. As his awareness of ADHD grew, so did his understanding of how it affected his prayer life. This longtime leader in the "house church" movement never could sit still for long, a defect that he imagined would preclude a great prayer life. Then he discovered the joy of kinesthetic prayer: prayer that involves touch, action or some kind of movement. His prayer life was transformed. Tenny-Brittian shares 10 kinesthetic prayers, from journaling prayers to dance prayers, from walking a labyrinth to walking the neighborhood. He describes musical and artistic prayer, and his chapter on technology-assisted prayer is especially relevant. While some of his prayer styles may seem strange to Christians (sensational prayer includes massage, acupressure and body memories), others, such as prayer beads, will strike a chord with many readers. Tenny-Brittian has tried all these prayer styles, benefiting from each. His experience, his breezy yet informative style and his sincere desire to help others make this book perfect for pastors, worship leaders, children's teachers and anyone who prays. Whether they are ADHD or not, Tenny-Brittian effectively persuades readers that kinesthetic prayer is a new way to experience communion with God. (Feb.)
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About the Author

Bill Tenny-Brittian is a Senior Consultant with Easum, Bandy, and Associates as well as the Senior Editor of Net Results magazine. He specializes in church transformation amidst cultural change from a spiritual development paradigm. He is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and has served as a transformational pastor in three denominations (United Methodist, Presbyterian Church USA, and Disciples of Christ). He is also a church planter who has been a member of church planting teams in two denominations (Southern Baptist and Disciples of Christ). He is the author of four books: Prayer for People Who Can't Sit Still, High-Voltage Spirituality, Hitchhiker's Guide to Evangelism,and House Church Manual.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Chalice Press (February 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0827230036
  • ISBN-13: 978-0827230033
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #185,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bill was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. His father was a scientist, his mother stayed at home 'til the kids were teenagers and then went into real estate. He was raised in the church and doesn't remember a time when he didn't consider himself a Christian. At seventeen, Bill got married and joined the Air Force to see the world - and he began to experience life in the "Real World."

Though he never "left the faith," while he was in the military there wouldn't have been much evidence to convict him if Christianity became a crime. However, at twenty-five, God got him by the tail and he began a faith journey that was as arduous as it was adventurous.

In December of 1983, he loaded up his family into the car and they crossed the US, closely chased by a snowstorm all the way to north Alabama. They reached their destination, Graceville, Florida, in January and he began his theological training. During the next too-many years, Bill won awards for his creativity, his evangelism, and his scholarship (and has a number of degrees to prove it!). He was featured on the front page of many newspapers, was a syndicated columnist for seven years, and appeared on Good Morning America, the PTL Club, and local television programming.

Bill spends his time as a resource helping "Real People" experience a depth of spirituality they neither thought they had the aptitude nor the time to develop. Whether he's writing books and articles that encourage prayer and spiritual habits or speaking at a church or seminar on how to be a Real Christian in the Real World, Bill's passion to help people experience life to the fullest shines through. To accomplish his dream of converting the church to Christianity, he has become a well trained coach, mentor, author, and speaker.

Bill attended the Florida Baptist College in Graceville, Florida where he received his bachelor's degree in theology. He received his master's degree from the Candler School of Theology, Emory University in Atlanta. Additionally, he earned his doctorate at the Northwest Graduate School in Seattle. He teaches academic writing and research to master and doctoral students at Bakke Graduate University in Seattle.

He has published four books to date, "House Church Manual," "Prayer for People Who Can't Sit Still," and "High Voltage Spirituality" all from Chalice Press, and he co-authored with Bill Easum "Under the Radar: Learning from Risk Taking Churches" from Abingdon Press.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joni Dee on August 11, 2005
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As someone who has been searching for ways to grow in my prayer life, this book has given me a multitude of new things to try and some new twists on prayer methods that I had already learned of! This will work well for pray-ers on any level of their spiritual paths, whether it's getting a novice started or pushing those who are too comfortable in their ways. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is open to new ideas on their faith journey.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By EvangelismCoach on August 4, 2009
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Let me start by saying I know Bill as a friend and ministry colleague, twitter follower and blog reader. I have read alot of his other material that is really awesome and clearly Christ centered.

He is committed to following Jesus and helping churches in their growth and impact. Even with the not so good theological comments below, I think this book is still good to learn from, and no way want to detract from his other books.

The Good:
Introduction to many different styles of prayer, using motions, symbols, and physical actions. Good stuff. Lots of practical and implementable tips that one could use.

I too suffer from being unable to be still for a long time and find that some of the practices mentioned in this text are quite useful to help me center.

His treatment of casting prayers, beads, and prayer walking are all immediately useful to a person like myself who fidgets and moves constantly.

The Not so Good:
Reading this text seemed to border on generic spirituality, no matter what form of religion you practice. Many times, God was called "the Divine." We were encouraged to use readings from "a sacred text."

A few scriptures from the Christian Bible were scattered throughout, and the occasional mention of Jesus, but I felt like I was reading a book about prayer that could be used in any faith, not explicitly Christian prayer.

He admits that some of the practices described in this book may not be orthodox, and some are even disputed by sectors of the Christian such as the labyrinth and body memory.

As I was looking for a book specifically on Christian prayer, this book didn't meet that expectation. It's spirituality was too generic for me.

All in all, this book can be useful if one is looking to learn how to pray if you can't sit still. But if you are looking for a book on Christian prayer, this one may feel like it falls short.

Chris Walker
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This is one of my favorite books about multi-sensory prayer practices. It is easy and engaging reading appropriate for youth as well as adults. As a pastor I have used many of the prayer techniques mentioned here with both adults and youth in the congregation.

I believe that in the church we talk a good game of prayer, but that many of us begin our prayer time with good intentions only to find ourselves making mental grocery lists without quite knowing how we got there. But how do you confess that to others in your church? It would make you seem un-Christian to admit that you struggle to say focused in prayer! Multi-sensory prayer can help us find the focus we need -- even those of us without ADHD. Even more important is that in naming distractedness in prayer, and giving people tools to overcome it, we open the doors to admitting where we struggle and realizing that people in the next pew (who we always assumed were unfailingly devout) struggle as much as we do.

As for the reviewer who felt these prayers weren't "Christian" enough, I can't say that I found that to be a problem. As a Christian, I bring Christ to whatever practice I engage in, but even that's not what's going on here. The practices named are not reworking of other religion's practices -- they all have roots in Christianity. Things like walking the labyrinth have been used by Christians for centuries. A particular denomination may have rejected a practice, but that doesn't mean the practices don't belong to the Church.
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By Amazon Customer on January 15, 2013
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This is an outstanding book. I have both used the book for my own benefit and to assist other people in their prayer lives. People with ADHD will profit from reading it. However, the creative ways to pray will stimulate the prayer life of anyone who desires to have a deeper contact with God. I highly recommend this book.
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