A Story of Questions, Grace, and Everyday Prayer
"My first year of motherhood I lost prayer. I lost early mornings of quiet, mornings in my pajamas with a Bible in my lap, mornings when I spoke my mind’s chaos into God’s ear and let the chaos come back ordered, holy sealed. I lost peace. I lost clarity and certitude. My faith was never perfect before my son was born, but somewhere in that first year, somewhere in my distraction and exhaustion, I lost the Spirit-life I had known. I blamed myself. . . ."
Found is a story of nourishment for anyone who hungers for rich spirituality and has come up empty. It’s a story for anyone who is trying to reconcile great big dreams with the ordinariness of their days. It’s a story of discovering divine kindness and affection in the most mundane moments of life. With brilliant and moving prose, Micha Boyett invites us on a journey to discover the richness in the everyday—and it changes everything.
“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. 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 Liar's 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. This debut sets Boyett apart as one of the most promising new writers of a generation.”
—Rachel Held Evans, author of A Year of Biblical Womanhood
"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, author of One Thousand Gifts
“This book is stunning. Beautifully written, Micha Boyett’s Found is a penetrating story, rich in humanity and faith, the kind of book that stays with you long after you’ve read its last page. Like Henri Nouwen and Madeline L’Engle, Boyett’s spiritual journey is divinely practical, a relatable and potentially anointed narrative that renews, inspires, and reminds us that we are not lost.”
—Matthew Paul Turner, author of Churched