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The Mirror of God

The Mirror of God

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

James W. Jones

St. Martin's Press



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.


Praise for The Mirror of God

“...a welcome report from the fields of religious, and clinical, practice.” —Publishers Weekly

“Jones uniquely blends his compellingly affirm the interdependence of mind, body, and spirit.” —Donna Chavez, Booklist

“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 on In the Middle of this Road We Call Our Life

“A beautiful, wise and profoundly moving book.” —Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are, on In the Middle of this Road We Call Our Life

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