Christian Meditation in Clinical Practice

Christian Meditation in Clinical Practice

A Four-Step Model and Workbook for Therapists and Clients

Joshua J. Knabb


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  • an introduction to the rich resources on meditation from eight major streams of the Christian tradition
  • practices from the early desert Christians, Ignatius of Loyola, Celtic Christians, the Puritans, contemporary writers, and many others
  • guidance for targeting transdiagnostic processes—patterns of cognition, affect, behavior, the self, and relationships that may lead to psychological suffering
  • research-based evidence for the benefits of Christian meditation
  • client-friendly tools for practicing meditation, including step-by-step instructions, worksheets, journaling prompts, and links to tailored audio resources


Joshua J. Knabb:
Joshua J. Knabb (PsyD, Azusa Pacific University; ABPP, Clinical Psychology) is a board-certified clinical psychologist as well as associate professor of psychology and director of the PsyD program at California Baptist University. His publications include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Christian Clients, Contemplative Prayer for Christians with Chronic Worry, and Christian Psychotherapy in Context, as well as numerous journal articles.