The Mirror of God

Christian Faith as Spiritual Practice--Lessons from Buddhism and Psychotherapy

James W. Jones

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

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What are the benefits of being a spiritual person? This is the question that James Jones explores in his newest book, The Mirror of God. Jones contends that true religious belief is not a passive process and that one must work hard towards believing in God through acts such as prayer, meditation and communal worship. He explores the boundaries between psychotherapy and religious practice, looks at what Christians might learn from Buddhists and shows their effects on the body and mind. Jones is a psychologist as well as a professor of religion and, ultimately, he provides a blueprint for worship that's smart, effective and grounded in the real lives we all live.

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Praise for The Mirror of God

"...a welcome report from the fields of religious, and clinical, practice."--Publishers Weekly

"Jones uniquely blends his experience...to compellingly affirm the interdependence of mind, body, and spirit."--Donna Chavez, Booklist

Praise for Jones's In the Middle of this Road We Call Our Life:
"Reminiscent of M. Scott Peck and Thomas Moore, Jones weaves a spiritual fable for our times. . . Smoothly written and gracefully argued."--The New York Times Book Review

"A beautiful, wise and profoundly moving book."--Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are

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James W. Jones

James W. Jones is a Professor of Religion and Psychology at Rutgers University.

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The Mirror of God
Christian Faith as Spiritual Practice--Lessons from Buddhism and Psychotherapy
James W. Jones

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
November 2003
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781403961020
ISBN10: 1403961026
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 192 pages
$24.95
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