The unlikely yarn of the dragon lady

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader



The unlikely yarn of the dragon lady


Sharon J. Mondragon


Kregel Publications






262 pages


This is a lovely story. The prayer shawl ministry of the Hope of Glory Community Church has long met in the prayer chapel. Four Church ladies praying and knitting shawls for anyone in need. They are content with the way things have always been done. But..the congregation is dwindling, the pastor is feeling pressure from the bishop and something has to change or the church may close.

While the chapel is getting a little redecorating, Pastor Pete suggests Margaret, Rose, Jane and Fran find somewhere in the community to knit, perhaps the mall (such an idea!),  bringing their ministry out of the four walls of the church. Not everyone is amenable to the idea but the results can only be attributed to answered prayer. A delightful, touching story.


5 out of 5

Suggested audience:

Knitters particularly but anyone interested in a touching tale.

Christian impact:

The book is filled with prayer and trusting God in our daily lives and trying times.

Other notes:

Also includes:

-resources to begin your own prayer shawl ministry

-knitting instructions for Rose’s Feather and Fan Shawl


The Unlikely Yarn of the Dragon Lady

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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