Trustworthy Connections: Interpersonal Issues in Spiritual Direction

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Cowley Publications #ad - Like all other people, directors and directees are subject to relationship dynamics. Although god is at the center of the process of spiritual direction, the more readily visible participants are human beings. Trustworthy connections identifies some issues and challenges that can arise in spiritual direction relationships and offers resources for further consideration and reflection.

Like the process of spiritual direction itself, discussing ideas, this book is about asking questions, and suggesting alternatives rather than giving advice or getting answers. Trustworthy connections is designed for use as a reference and a springboard for discussion for spiritual directors and anyone else who is interested in spiritual direction.

Trustworthy Connections: Interpersonal Issues in Spiritual Direction #ad - The topics and examples are focused on traditional one–to–one, face–to–face spiritual direction, although some are also relevant to group direction and direction by correspondence.

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Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction

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Morehouse Publishing #ad - Candlelight offers an intimate view of spiritual direction through written narratives of actual spiritual direction sessions. The book includes the stories of nine men and women, illustrating how the journey of Christian discipleship is helped by spiritual direction. The experiential practice is accompanied by theoretical and theological understandings that guide it.

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Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction

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Cowley Publications #ad - Margaret guenther uses the images of the spiritual director as host, teacher, and midwife to describe the ministry of spiritual direction today.

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Spiritual Direction: A Practical Introduction

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Canterbury Press #ad - Today, the popularity of retreats and renewed interest in monastic spirituality has put spiritual direction in the spotlight. Part four covers listening and responding to ourselves, and Part Five covers spiritual direction in the local church. This guide aims to equip clergy and laity engaged in this task, or in training for it.

It includes, part one: what is spiritual direction? This is an exploration of biblical, historical and contemporary models of spiritual direction. What makes a good spiritual director? part two covers listening and responding to God, recognising God in the every day, interpreting religious experience, journalling, paying attention, prayer, discernment, and holy leisure.

Spiritual Direction: A Practical Introduction #ad - It is shedding its rather exotic, mystical associations and is increasingly regarded as a core component of Christian ministry. Spiritual direction has been an intrinsic part of the Christian tradition since the earliest days of the church when desert mothers and fathers were sought out for their wisdom and guidance.

Part three covers listening and responding to others, listening to stories and experience, looking for signs of grace, pain or crises.

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The Practice of Spiritual Direction

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HarperOne #ad - In thinking and practice they have absorbed the insights of modern psychotherapy, but have not been absorbed by them. This highly practical book reflects the authors' experience at the Center for Religious Development in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where spiritual direction is available and where directors are trained.

The classic work on helping people become Closer to GodFathers Barry and Connolly see the work of spiritual direction as helping people to develop their relationship with God.

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The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction

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IVP Books #ad - Heed the call to the listening life, and hear what God is doing in you and the world. But it is more than that: listening is a way of life. Adam mchugh places listening at the heart of our spirituality, our relationships and our mission in the world. Listening shapes us and equips us to be more attuned to people in pain and more able to minister to those in distress.

Our lives are qualitatively different―indeed, better―when we become listeners. God himself is the god who hears, and we too can learn to hear what God may be saying through creation, through Scripture, through people. By cultivating a posture of listening, we become more attentive and engaged with those around us.

Listening is an essential skill for healthy relationships, both with God and with other people. People talk past each other, eager to be heard but somehow deaf to what is being said. Christianity today's 2017 book of the year award - Spiritual FormationLogos Association Bookstore Award, Best Christian Living Book for 2016Bookwi.

The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction #ad - Se's favorite books of the year, non-fiction14th Annual Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year, Christian Living"Be quick to listen, slow to speak. James 1:19how would our lives change if we approached every experience with the intention of listening first?In this noisy, distracting world, it is difficult to truly hear.

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The Critical Journey: Stages in the Life of Faith

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Sheffield Publishing, Inc. #ad - This is an excellent guide for those who are wrestling with their faith and wondering how others have resolved their “dark nights of the soul. Here is an answer for those who have wondered why everyone doesn’t respond in the same manner to the message of the Gospel. In this book, authors Janet O. The critical journey, at its core, is a description of the spiritual journey: our response to our faith in God with the resulting changes that follow.

Rather, it describes six phases of the spiritual journey and illustrates how people act and think while in these stages. Hagberg and Robert A. The critical journey does not reveal exactly how or when we need to move along in our personal pilgrimages, nor does it offer formulas for spiritual growth. Their goal is to help us understand where we are on our individual faith journeys and also appreciate where others are in theirs.

The Critical Journey: Stages in the Life of Faith #ad - Guelich address the following issues: the struggle to find meaning and wholeness, the quest for self-actualization, the crisis of values and identity at mid-life, the healing of early religious experiences, and questions about the spiritual journey.

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Care of Mind/Care of Spirit

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HarperOne #ad - Although secular psychology addressed a great deal about how we come to be the way we are and how we might live more efficiently, it can offer nothing in terms of why we exist or how we should use our lives, " writes Gerald May in this classic discussion of the nature of contemporary spiritual guidance and its relationship to counseling and psychiatry.

For millions turning for answers to the world of the spirit, May shows how psychiatry and spiritual direction are alike, how they complement one another, and how they ultimately diverge.

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Sacred Companions: The Gift of Spiritual Friendship & Direction

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IVP Books #ad - An ecpa 2003 gold medallion FinalistWe need companions on our spiritual journey. The modern world has taught us to value autonomy and individualism. As a result, many Christians today are rediscovering the ancient practice of spiritual direction. In this inviting guide, David G. Benner, well-accustomed to god's work through relationships, models the kind of traveling companion who can move us toward deeper intimacy with God.

We soon discover that our souls long for accompaniment, intimacy and spiritual friendship. Benner introduces readers to the riches of spiritual friendship and direction, explaining what they are and how they are practiced. Through prayerful, guided attunement to God's activity, sacred companions provide care for the soul.

Sacred Companions: The Gift of Spiritual Friendship & Direction #ad - If we are to experience significant spiritual formation and growth, our souls must be nurtured through spiritual companions. Spiritual direction moves beyond mere moral lifestyle accountability and goes deeper than popular notions of mentoring or discipling. But we cannot go long in our Christian pilgrimage before realizing that isolation leads to spiritual barrenness.

Our churches often see spirituality as personal and private.

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Seeking God Together: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction

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IVP Books #ad - The spirit is speaking. She also provides an appendix with opening exercises for use in your meetings together. The intentional goal of group spiritual direction, " Alice writes, "is to help each participant become more aware of God in their lives, for the sake of others. Spiritual direction leads you to an awakening of the soul.

The spirit is speaking to you and to others. Here is a book to help you and a group of soul friends listen for and with each other as you seek God together. Her book will help you know what to expect and fully equip you for the different aspects of the group experience, using Scripture in a group, including learning to listen to God, navigating different personalities, setting group expectations and asking life-giving questions.

Seeking God Together: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction #ad - Can you hear him?if you're longing to become more attentive to God--to listen to him, know his voice and experience his love, spiritual direction can point the way. In seeking god together, experienced spiritual director alice fryling offers a unique introduction specifically for group spiritual direction: a place where individuals can experience what it means to be listened to and loved by others, so that they can learn to listen more attentively to God in their daily lives and be used by God.

Out of her years of being both director and directee, Fryling offers practical, step-by-step guidance for those who would like to start, lead or participate in group spiritual direction.

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Spiritual Direction: Beyond the Beginnings

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Paulist PressTM #ad - Explores issues that arise in the advanced stages of spiritual direction from both a practical and theoretical perspective.

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