Mindfulness can help you live more joyfully and wholeheartedly in the world God created. The Mindful Christian provides readers with an overview of mindfulness practice through the lens of faith, showing how the ancient healing practice of mindfulness can help them live more joyfully and wholeheartedly. For Christians who are experiencing emotional pain, spiritual lethargy, or feelings of disconnection--or for Christians who are simply curious about how mindfulness can fit with their lives and their faith--this book will help them learn about and engage mindfulness practices in ways that leave them more compassionate, joyful, content, and at peace with themselves--and with God. The book offers easy-to-do mindfulness practices that will impact daily activities and relationships--empowering readers with the benefits of mindfulness for their emotional, spiritual, and relational health within the Christian life.
|Publisher:||Augsburg Fortress, Publishers|
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About the Author
Irene Kraegel is a clinical psychologist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has worked in community mental health and then in private practice before joining Calvin University's Center for Counseling and Wellness in 2009, first as a counselor and now serving as director. She is known for her writing and resources at her website The Mindful Christian.
Table of Contents
SECTION ONE: Laying the groundwork: Mindfulness and Christian faith
Chapter 1: Introducing mindful Christianity
Chapter 2: What is mindfulness?
Chapter 3: What are you doing here?
Chapter 4: Mindfulness in Christian tradition
Chapter 5: The practice of mindfulness
Chapter 6: Elements of the present moment
SECTION TWO: Diving deeper: Mindfulness as Christian discipleship
Chapter 7: Living life with God
Chapter 8: Learning contentment
Chapter 9: Resistance
Chapter 10: Clothed with compassion
Chapter 11: Beginning again
Chapter 12: Abundant life
SECTION THREE: Moving forward: Being a mindful Christian
Chapter 13: Blending spiritual practices
Chapter 14: Special considerations
Chapter 15: Being Christian, mindfully