‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind …’ But what if your mind works differently?

With All Your Mind: Autism and the Church is Erin’s debut non-fiction book. Autistic people see the world differently. Sadly, many autistic Christians do not feel fully included in their local church. It doesn’t have to be this way – with understanding and support, autistic people can play a vital role in Christian communities.

In this short, insightful and personal book, Erin Burnett draws upon interviews with autistic Christians and her own experience of being on the spectrum to explain what autism is, how autistic people approach spirituality and what aspects of Christianity autistic people often find difficult.

Using a blend of Biblical teaching, scientific research and personal stories, With All Your Mind offers guidance on welcoming autistic people into the body of Christ and suggests ways that churches can be more accommodating.

A Mind that Works Differently – The Church and Autism (2022) – Article in the Presbyterian Herald.

‘I want to love God with all my mind, but as an autistic Christian, my brain works differently to yours’ (2022) – Feature article in Premier Christianity.

‘Different, not less’: Pastoral Care of Autistic Adults within Christian Churches (2020) – Research paper in the Practical Theology journal.

Being an Autistic Christian (2020) – An article in the August 2020 issue of the Methodist Church in Ireland Newsletter.

The Search: An Exploration of the Spiritual Experience and the Origins of Belief (2020) – Guest blog post for Modern Church.

5 Steps to Help Autistic Adults Feel Welcome in Your Church (2020) – Guest blog post for the Autism Faith Network.

Religious, but not Spiritual: The link between Autism and Progressive Christianity (2020) – An article in issue 33 of Progressive Voices, magazine of the Progressive Christianity Network Britain. Republished in the Winter 2020 issue of Signs of the Times.

An Investigation into Societal Pressures Faced by Japanese Christians (2019) – Paper presented at the 2019 Global Undergraduate Awards Summit in Dublin.