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a prayer, a plea, a bird

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by Julie Perrin

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Julie Perrin’s first collection of prayers A prayer, a plea, a bird follows her best-selling collection, Tender, stories that lean into kindness (MediaCom Education 2019)

These new prayers and stories address climate, pandemic and neighbourhood life. Many are written in this new decade. They touch into racism, grief and erasure whilst also finding joy.

A beautiful gift for personal reflection and a ministry resource for pastoral care, worship leadership or spiritual direction.


Julie weaves a sturdy coracle worthy of carrying our dreams and tears across the waves.

Ann Lock, Director, WellSpring Centre.


Julie Perrin has a spirituality that shines even on the dullest day.

Pádraig Ó Tuama, poet, theologian and host of Poetry Unbound.


Julie pays sharp attention to the rawness and pathos of reality. Her writing encourages readers to draw on their traditions, not as authorities to close conversation, but as resources to open it.

Andrew Hamilton, SJ, Consulting Editor, Eureka Street.


A prayer, a plea, a bird speaks to climate, pandemic, grief and beauty. It is a book for this decade.

Susanna Pain, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, Sale, Victoria.


Read more at Julies Website HERE

Additional information

Weight .20 kg
Dimensions 21 × 14.8 × 0.9 cm
Page numbers

139 pages. 70 prayers and 17 stories.

2 reviews for a prayer, a plea, a bird

  1. Steve Biddulph, AM psychologist and author.

    I don’t know anyone who captures the richness and depth of Australian life, and perceives the sacredness of our place in nature as Julie does. She finds the path through these times of crisis, planetary and personal. This is intelligent spirituality, grounded, earthy, sensitive, and humane. It nourishes our activism, while helping us know we are parts of the whole, that we can listen for our place in things, and be brave again.

  2. Andrew Hamilton, Eureka Street

    Perrin’s greatest gift as a writer lies in her ability to attend closely to the detail of apparently ordinary experience and to catch its depth and wonder in precise but evocative words.

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