Being Mindful, Being Christian: A Guide to Mindful Discipleship
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About "Being Mindful, Being Christian: A Guide to Mindful Discipleship"
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.
Meet the Authors
The Revd Dr Joanna Collicutt is Lecturer in Psychology and Spirituality at Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford Diocesan Advisor for the Spiritual Care of Older People, and also ministers in a parish. Her other books include Jesus and the Gospel Women, The Dawkins Delusion? (with Alister McGrath) and Meeting Jesus (with Jeremy Duff).
Dr. Roger Bretherton is senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Lincoln, England, and the chair of the British Association of Christians in Psychology. He has published several academic papers and one book for a popular Christian readership, <i The Good Lab</i .
Dr. Jennifer Brickman is a clinical psychologist and a member of a steering group of the British Association of Christians in Psychology. She has experience in the practice of mindfulness in both clinical and church settings.