A to Z of Mindfulness for Christians
A book to help you live in the now -- the present -- the presence of God.
An A to Z of Mindfulness for Christians is geared to help Christians live in the now, the present -- the presence of God -- by encouraging them to explore mindfulness. Studies show that mindfulness benefits not only people with depression, anxiety and pain; it also benefits those who do not live with such conditions but who would like nonetheless to have greater well-being in their lives. Drawing from personal experience and the experience of others, David Harper shows how mindfulness can make a positive impact on well-being and therefore on faith and spirituality, while countering some of the myths about mindfulness. Divided into 52 themes and spanning the alphabet, An A to Z of Mindfulness for Christians explores aspects of mindfulness and how they relate to being a Christian. Each letter represents two relevant themes, from Awake and Attitude to Body and Breath to Zest and Zacchaeus, and each theme is informative, encouraging and overlaps with spirituality, faith and mindfulness.
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A to Z of Mindfulness for Christians is geared to help Christians live in the now, the present, and within the presence of God, by encouraging them to explore the said-same mindfulness. Can mindfulness ever be a safe and positive option to manage stress and develop a healthier thought life? Yes. And I say that emphatically, my dear friends. Christians and many faith-based counsellors use mindfulness in a Christ-integrated way as a therapy tool. They believe mindfulness can be compatible with a biblical worldview — as long as it’s rooted in Scripture and focuses on connecting with God. And thus, and in closing, this book from Harper, albeit one obviously, and lovingly deeply rooted in his own Christian faith, still possesses the warm embrace of not only delivering heartfelt, time-honoured wisdom but most assuredly allows the reader to harness it for themselves (over and over). ~ Exclusive Magazine, Review
David Harper’s profound humanity shines through this precious book. It is both deeply rooted in his Christian faith yet open to wisdom wherever he finds it. It is a gentle book, with a knowledge of the complexity of the human heart. His own joy and peace, the fruit of years of commitment to mindfulness, shines through every page and is a foretaste of the fruit of the practice. ~ Timothy Radcliffe OP, Dominican (former Master of the Order) and Author (including Alive in God)
This book is a rare treasure-trove of insights from an author who has known both Christianity and Mindfulness from the inside. David Harper generously shares the fruits of years of deep practice and reflection, offering glimpses of what is possible when biblical wisdom is woven together with kindly awareness, nourishing the roots of faith and practice for all. The book has captured so well the essence of how mindfulness and Christian faith can nourish and sustain each other. ~ Mark Williams, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford, Co-author of Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World
In a world of frenetic activity, mindfulness offers us an opportunity to pause and simply to be. This eminently readable and practical book is a Godsend for our fretful age. ~ Revd Martin Wellings, Superintendent Minister of the Barnet & Queensbury Circuit and author (including Methodism and History)