The Art of Amen - Catherine Bird

A Creative Prayer Experience

Let creativity bring your prayers to life. Too often, prayer time is pushed to the bottom of a never-ending to-do list and can start to feel like a chore. But when God gave us the gift of prayer, he was inviting us to set aside regular, consistent time to grow in our relationship with him. Infused with biblical truths, The Art of Amen will rejuvenate you with an artful blend of teachings on prayer and rich examples of creative prayer styles-such as Bible journaling, prayer walks, and intercessional prayer art. The Art of Amen will help you grow in your practice of prayer and explore the reasons why you pray. You’ll also take a fresh look at what Jesus says about prayer and what it means to invite the Holy Spirit into your life. Whether for personal worship or small group study, this creative prayer experience takes the guesswork out of prayer and is the perfect tool to help you build a deeper relationship with God.

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What People Are Saying

“Seamlessly blending together sound biblical teaching, insightful personal testimonies, soul-stirring prayers, and beautiful drawings, The Art of Amen is truly a masterpiece! I cannot remember another book that touched my heart so deeply. Packed full of practical tips for building a stronger and more intimate prayer life, The Art of Amen is sure to leave your heart full and your prayer life transformed.”
Jennifer Bleakley, Author of Joey: How a Blind Rescue Horse Helped Others Learn to See

“I love The Art of Amen. You are immediately drawn into Catherine’s ‘crafty’ brilliance—no tired methods or stale prayer mechanics here! Her passion for praying the Word is real. This book is perfect for falling in love with Jesus all over again.”

Rev. Dr. Jack Sheffield, Author of God’s Healing River and Genesis Seed

The Art of Amen is a beautiful tribute to the power of prayer. Catherine Bird’s vulnerability in sharing her story invites you to rejoice in realizing that you are not alone in any feelings or insecurities you’ve ever had about talking with God. Thank you, Cat, for giving us all the tools we need to go on the prayer adventure of a lifetime!”

Erin Brown Hollis, Best-selling author of Cheers to the Diaper Years and The Remarkable Housewives of the Bible

“Maybe, like me, you grew up feeling there was just one way to pray. In The Art of Amen, Catherine Bird breaks that boxed-in thinking, showing us how to breathe new life and creativity into our conversations with God. Here we can find what we all long for: a relationship that is deep and intimate.”

Lynn Cowell, Author of Make Your Move and Brave Beauty

“As a mental health professional, I have studied how spiritual practices like prayer lead to increased peacefulness and reduced anxiety. The Art of Amen leads readers through creative approaches to prayer with biblical examples, personal testimonies, and beautifully-designed artwork to inspire a deep calm in the midst of our hectic lives.”

Michelle Nietert, Professional counselor and clinical director of Community Counseling Associates

“Sometimes we hear the word creative and immediately feel inadequate. However, this book is an invitation for each and every one of us to embrace the reality of being made in the image of a creative God. Cat’s grace and tenderness opens wide the doors to experience the joy of living a vibrant life as we worship a vibrant God!”

Teri Lynne Underwood, Author of Praying for Girls

“Jesus modeled discipleship, relationship, prayer, and so much more in the short time he lived on earth. Cat Bird pulls from his lessons and shows us how to pass them along to our children and incorporate them in every relationship. Gather your closest friends and dive deep into your prayer life with The Art of Amen.”

Shontell Brewer, Author of Missionary Mom

“If you are looking for a book on prayer, you don’t need to look any further than The Art of Amen! Catherine Bird has explored every type of prayer, from Genesis to Revelation. It is all here for us to read, digest, and be empowered to pray without fear. I highly recommend this book. Read and be blessed.”

Rev. Dr. John K. Graham, President and CEO of the Institute for Spirituality and Health

“Breaking through complacency and mundane life, The Art of Amen is a delightful glimpse into the creative side of prayer. It’s perfect for the artsy creative and the craft-challenged alike.”

Amy Elaine Martinez, Host of Real Victory Radio and author of Becoming a Victory Girl

“I’m a girl who thrives when biblical content is presented in a way that is fun and relatable. This is exactly what Catherine Bird has done with The Art of Amen. I know you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!”

Courtney DeFeo, Author of In This House, We Will Giggle and founder of Treasured

“In The Art of Amen, Catherine chronicles her connection to prayer and to the God who listens and longs to be with us. It may be an art, it may be a rote ritual, but when you read this book, an ‘amen’ is sure to come.”

Bob Mendelsohn, Director of AustralAsia, Jews for Jesus

“Prayer is an essential discipline for every Christian’s faith walk, but it is also one that we often struggle with the most. Catherine’s book is a great tool for building a great prayer life at any stage.”

Kelly Stamps, Blogger at Kelly’s Korner

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The voice of the Holy Spirit is hopeful. The voice of the enemy is hopeless. - Catherine Bird #theartofamen

Gather your closest friends and dive deep into your prayer life with The Art of Amen. - Shontell Brewer #theartofamen

The Holy Spirit speaks truth and love, and they are always spoken together. - Catherine Bird #theartofamen

This book is an invitation for each and every one of us... - Teri Lynne Underwood #theartofamen

God always answers prayers, even if the answer is "no" or "not yet." - Catherine Bird #theartofamen

This is a great tool for building a great prayer life at any stage. - Kelly Stamps #theartofamen

Prayer is powerful. Spoke words are powerful. The Word of God is powerful. Think about what happens when we combine all three. - Catherine Bird #theartofamen

Catherine Bird shows us how to breathe new life and creativity into our conversations with God. - Lynn Cowell #theartofamen

Interceding for one another is just one of the ways we show love... - Catherine Bird #theartofamen

A book that leads readers through creative approaches to prayer... - Michelle Nietert #theartofamen

We have all been created by God on purpose with purpose. - Catherine Bird #theartofamen

I'm a girl who thrives when biblical content is presented in a way that is fun and relatable. I know you'll enjoy this book as much as I did! - Courtney DeFeo #theartofamen

Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? - Corrie Ten Boom #theartofamen

Catherine's passion for praying the Word is real. - Rev. Dr. Jack Sheffield #theartofamen

Healthy relationships require speaking and listening. Prayer is relational. - Catherine Bird #theartofamen