Right Here, Right Now

The Practice of Christian Mindfulness

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Amy G. Oden
  • Nashville, TN: 
    Abingdon Press
    , August
     2017.
     128 pages.
     $14.99.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781501832499.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

Growing interest in Christian mindfulness practice is rooted in the rediscovery of ancient Christian practices. 

Christians have always practiced mindfulness. Yet, from the popular landscape of mindfulness movement, you’d never know that. Where is the Christian voice in this fast-growing movement? Many Christians practice mindfulness outside of church and believe it does not belong to our faith tradition. This book reveals the Christian roots of mindfulness and the actual practices that, when reclaimed, deepen the life of faith and the power of our mission of love in the world.  When we understand how radical it is to live in God’s presence right here, right now, our lives are transformed toward mercy, justice and abundant life.

Amy Oden shows how the practice of Christian mindfulness begins with the teachings of Jesus and continues throughout Christian history. It also includes step-by-step instructions for the practice of Christian mindfulness today. Pastors and leaders will find this book useful on the ground as they curate current culture and guide Christians in spiritual practices.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Amy G. Oden is Professor of Early Church History and Spirituality at Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University and the author of In Her Words and And You Welcomed Me, both published by Abingdon Press.

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