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Being Mindful, Being Christian: A Guide to Mindful Discipleship [9780857217295]

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What is mindfulness? And should we as Christians be mindful? Mindfulness programmes are increasingly being used for issues as wide-ranging as depression, pain, employee engagement, and character development, and many Christians are wondering what to make of all this. In this book, experienced psychologists explain what is meant by being mindful , help readers to view mindfulness more broadly than the context of Buddhism in which it is often framed, and profile the rich Christian tradition of mindful-like practice. By bringing a Christ-centred approach to mindful awareness, the authors demonstrate how to apply this practice to discipleship and spiritual growth. Readers are equipped to decide the extent to which they wish to learn and practice mindfulness, to approach it without fear, and to draw on the good within it to develop their relationship with Jesus.

AUTHOR: Revd Dr Joanna Collicutt is a Lecturer in the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality at Ripon College, Cuddesdon and a Supernumerary Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford. She has published many academic papers and several books for a popular Christian readership, including `Self-esteem: The Cross and Christian confidence' (1992/2001); `Meeting Jesus' (2006); `Jesus and the Gospel women' (2009); and `When you pray' (2012). Dr Roger Bretherton is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Lincoln, and is chair of The British Association of Christians in Psychology. He has published several academic papers and one book for a popular Christian readership, The God Lab (2011/14). He has also spoken widely at churches and conferences including Spring Harvest and New Wine. Dr Jennifer Brickman is a Clinical Psychologist, and a member of the steering group of The British Association of Christians in Psychology. She has experience of the practice of mindfulness in both clinical and church settings.
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