Tim Stead has been an ordained Anglican priest for 20 years and is currently Vicar of Holy Trinity, Headington Quarry, Oxford. He is an accredited mindfulness teacher with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and teaches their eight-week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course as well as running mindfulness courses and retreats in the parish and for clergy in the diocese. His first book, Mindfulness and Christian Spirituality (March 2016) was highly acclaimed, and he is regularly asked to speak at Greenbelt.
'Reading Tim Stead's new book is a bit like listening to bird song before dawn. As you listen to the overall song different voices start to emerge and a sense of peace begins to alight on you . . . Some of [this writing] is among the best I have read anywhere.', Shaun Lambert, author of A Book of Sparks - A Study in Christian MindFullness, Baptist Times;'Highly recommended.', Church of England Newspaper;'This is a stimulating book in its attempt to integrate mindfulness practice - which is originally derived from eastern, Buddhist spirituality - with our western, Christian heritage. Stead shows how our Christian thinking and spiritual practice can be enriched by mindful wisdom, leading to a deeper openness and fuller experience of God's grace. This book is for people who like to think outside of the book and for those who are looking to enhance their spiritual practice.', Reform;'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