The book should have been named "Bead One, Pray Too: A Guide to Making and Using CHRISTIAN Prayer Beads." I agree with other reviewers in that the book is well-designed with a number of beautiful photographs, but I was unexpectedly thrown off by the blatant leaning toward Christianity (Orthodox and Catholic, in particular). Now, don't get me wrong -- I don't have a problem with this in principle. However, I was expecting a much more unbiased approach to the use and making of prayer beads throughout different cultures throughout the world: Hindu, Buddhist, Islam and others in addition to Christian. While there are about 10 pages of text (and a single picture in the whole book) devoted to the use of prayer beads throughout history and in different cultures, that's pretty much the sum and total of what you'll get about them. No information about the making of malas and/or their use in cultures such as India and Asia, for instance.
Other examples of non-partiality include the discussion of the word "bead" itself -- which completely ignores the root "buddh" from distinctly non-Christian culture in addition to the Christian root for "prayer" (hundreds of years later, I might add); or the assertion on page 5 that "In Buddhism, the number 108 represents the number of sins people can commit ..." I mean really, if you said this to a Buddhist practitioner, they'd look at you with a confused, blank stare -- the concept of "sin" is a decidedly Christian concept (as the term is used in the book).
Look elsewhere for non-partiality, e.g., "Bead of Faith" by Gray Henry, "A String and a Prayer" by Eleanor Wiley or "Dharma Beads: Making and Using Your Own Buddhist Malas" by Joanna Arettam. The latter two of these books include detailed information about the actual construction of prayer beads with instructions for how to make them yourself; the first is a great guide to their use throughout history in different cultures, and includes a companion DVD which nicely compliments the book.