Young Adult Catholic Fiction

A Single Bead 
by Stephanie Engelman

A Story of Faith Awakened by Prayer

A Single Bead Young Adult Catholic FictionKate finds a bead from her grandma’s personalized rosary, but it’s not just any bead. This bead bears Kate’s initials – K.M.R.

Kate searches for more beads, but they aren’t all she finds. Drawn into other people’s lives, she encounters a series of inexplicable events that have only one thing in common – a bead from her grandmother’s rosary.

Kate’s journey begins in the field where her grandma’s plane crashed, but leads her into a world of hope where God, the Blessed Mother, and the power of prayer are suddenly very personal – and very real.

Praise for A Single Bead

This is a “must read” for young women and also for those who are privileged to help accompany young people on their journey to Christ.” – Fr. John C. Hollowell

“I’ve never seen so many kids engaged in reading! Such a powerful and convincing story!” – Mr. Justin Scott, 6th Grade Teacher, after reading the book with his class

“A Single Bead is a beautiful testament to the power of a prayer and a touching portrait of the love that accompanies each prayer.” – Carolyn Astfalk, author of Stay With Me.

“Every Catholic YA, Middle-Schooler, parent, etc. should read this story! I’m buying copies for my nieces and daughters’ friends. Young people in all phases of their faith journeys can relate to the main character. This book is sure to bring many home!” – Jeanie Egolf, author and illustrator of Molly McBride and the Purple Habit

[Our twelve-year-old] read it within two days and told us how wonderful it was, and how it helped remind her of the power of the Rosary. What a blessing to discover a good book for this age group that also reinforces the Faith in an engaging way! – M.C., Amazon Review

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