Foreword by Professor Mark Williams, author (with Danny Penman) of the life-changing bestseller Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World, which has sold over 250,000 copies in the UK alone.
Tim Stead is is Vicar of Holy Trinity Headington Quarry (the church where C. S. Lewis worshipped for 30 years). He has practised Christian forms of contemplative prayer for 30 years, and is trained to teach Mindfulness to parish groups through the O.M.C. 'Training Pathway'. He has developed an eight-week course based on the best-selling book Mindfulness: Finding peace in a frantic world by Mark Williams (former director of O.M.C.) and Danny Penman, which he runs at Holy Trinity. Tim is in demand as a speaker at men's mindfulness weekends and gave a well-received talk last year at Greenbelt.
'The book on mindfulness that many of us have been waiting for! Tim Stead writes with disarming honesty for anyone seeking a fruitful and truthful way to live.';John Pritchard, former Bishop of Oxford;'A fascinating and insightful examination of the links between the Christian contemplative tradition and the stress-reducing mindfulness programme developed by Professor Mark Williams and others. I learned so much from reading this book and strongly recommend it.';Michael Mosley, award winning BBC author, science journalist and presenter';The popularity of mindfulness in our time is a reminder that the ancient contemplative practices of attentiveness and stillness are needed more than ever. Tim Stead suggests that the practice of mindfulness brings gifts to Christian faith and living. It is more than just another therapy - it makes space for God.'; David Runcorn, author of Spirituality Workbook