Faith Postures: Cultivating Christian Mindfulness
Author: Holly Spring
Smyth & Helwys Publishing, January 4, 2012
Description from Goodreads
A life of faith is not something we float through on a cloud unaware; it is the mindful process of letting God change us, letting him develop our spiritual sensitivity toward the things of God and his kingdom.
In Faith Postures, Holly Sprink describes a two-fold journey—first, we must notice the kingdom of God. How is God’s kingdom arriving in our world right now? Are we proclaiming the difference it makes in our everyday lives? Second, we must allow Christ to realign us, to adjust and transform us into living examples of his wholeness. We take up residence in this kingdom by letting him redirect our attitudes toward life and health in him.
Sprink guides readers through a growing awareness of God’s desire for relationship and of the emotional and spiritual postures that enable us to learn to be still, to listen, and to be mindful—not only of ourselves, but of the One outside ourselves. In developing the art of noticing and practicing the postures of our faith in God, we begin to realize the spiritual health we yearn for.
There are many books out there on mindfullness from eastern spiritul beliefs, but I was looking for meditations or mindfulness to increase the awareness of Christian beliefs. I found that in Holly Sprinks book, Faith Postures: Cultivating Christian Mindfulness.
The book was well organized and easy to read.
The first part of the book covers Learning the Art of Noticing. Each chapter includes exercises that guide us through this practice. Scriptures are included to support the meditations.
The second part of the book discusses different Christian beliefs or postures such as “The Posture of Creative Responsibility, The Posture of Hospitality, The Posture of Contentment, etc. It then gives suggestions how to practice that posture.
I liked this quote from the introduction that sums it all up, “We must learn to be still, to listen, to be mindful, not only of ourselves, but of the One outside ourselves.”