The Christian Parapsychologist
...relevant not only to counsellors but to anyone who offers care within a pastoral setting and prays with people.
Accord Magazine -
Gubi is not just giving his own opinion, but has done a tremendous amount of research on the subject. He defines spirituality (all spirituality, not just Christian.) and he reflects on the psychological impact of prayer and its ethical use. It is a very comprehensive book for those who want, like Gubi, to introduce spirituality and prayer into mainstream counselling and psychotherapy practice as an accepted intervention with the benefits and dangers that any intervention poses. And it is an encouragement for all who have been using prayer all along, but felt rather alone in it and not sure about sharing this, even with their supervisors.
Peter Madson Gubi, principle lecterer in counselling at the University of Central Lancashire, points out that prayer is at the centre of most people's spirituality and that it is important to the psychological wellbeing of many patients. His well-written contribution from the field of psychotherapy and counselling features an extensive literature review.
Gubi does a fine job of consolidating and outlining literature relevant to the discussion concerning the use of prayer within the context of therapy.