A Handbook for Spiritual Directors

A Handbook for Spiritual Directors Author Fr Timothy Gallagher
ISBN-10 0824521714
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 144
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Timothy Gallagher has focused his entire adult life to studying and teaching Ignatian spirituality. For decades he has made it the focus of his work to guide spiritual directors in the rich Ignatian discipline which currently is experiencing a remarkable renaissance far beyond the Catholic realm. Out of this work grew the Handbook for Spiritual Directors which will make Fr. Gallagher’s extraordinary teaching available to Fr. Gallagher’s growing audience around the world. This book helps spiritual directors guide the process of Ignatian discernment in a very practical and yet profoundly spiritual way. Spiritual directors receive few requests more often, and more demanding than that of helping a person discern God’s will in life’s taxing decisions. With this handbook, Fr. Gallagher has provided the means necessary for responding to and helping with this request. For those spiritual directors trained in Ignatian spirituality this book offers to become an essential companion, and for those who want to learn this form of discernment this book will provide the foundation for understanding and learning this age-old, proven process for discerning the will of God.



Handbook for Spiritual Directors

Handbook for Spiritual Directors Author Julie M. Douglas
ISBN-10 9781587686542
Release 2017-02-14
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Dreams and Spirituality

Dreams and Spirituality Author Kate Adams
ISBN-10 9781848257313
Release 2015-03-30
Pages 320
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This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the nature of dreams as understood from a range of diverse perspectives, and their relevance for pastoral care. Its approach is both systematic and practical, enabling ministers, spiritual directors and counsellors to understand the nature of dreams and the role they play in the lives of those in their pastoral care. Dreams are a universal phenomenon and have a long established role in religious faith and practice. Yet many pastors feel ill-equipped to deal with this area of human consciousness. In this guide, twenty-two contributors from a wide variety of disciplines explore the potential of dreams to bring about renewal, healing, reconciliation and encounter with the transcendent. • Part 1 examines dreams from theological, psychological and cultural anthropological perspectives. • Part 2 explores the theme of dreams and religion through empirical data, theory and reflections. • Part 3 considers dreams and the practice of pastoral care for a variety of settings and groups.



Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction Author John Daniels
ISBN-10 9780595371303
Release 2005-09
Pages 84
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People today are frequently overwhelmed by the pace of change around them. Even more disorienting can be the changes going on within. Spiritual Direction is an easy-to-follow handbook for the personal journey through life. In it you will discover how the deep wisdom of our spiritual past can provide a relevant and powerful vision for today. Learn about the promise of midlife, how to build strong and fulfilling relationships, and where to find a larger meaning to life itself. Amidst the countless ideologies and prescriptions available all around us, the time-tested wisdom in these pages will help you find your place and get you going in the right direction. Read it over coffee, discuss it with a circle of friends. You are about to step into a stream of powerful insights about the nature of reality, the inherent design of your life, and the exciting way ahead.



An Introduction to Spiritual Direction

An Introduction to Spiritual Direction Author Chester P. Michael
ISBN-10 0809141744
Release 2003-11-01
Pages 231
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An Introduction to Spiritual Direction is a clear, nuanced and practical handbook for spiritual directors and directees that examines what it means to be spiritually whole and the process that gets us there. It is based in part on the two-year training course that the author conducts at Spiritual Direction Institute, the teachings of the depth psychologist, Carl Jung, and the Christian traditionalists, among them, St Francis de Sales, Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Avila, and John of the Cross. It is further conjoined with sections on the qualities of the good director and directee, with fascinating forays into the nature of temperament and psychological type. The core of the book is devoted to its larger question, the actual growth and acquisition of spiritual wisdom, where the stages, pitfalls, remedies, rewards, as well as the importance of spiritual direction, especially during times of crises, are examined in numerous comprehensive sections. Dovetailed with chapter notes and questions, index, and extensive bibliography, An Introduction to Spiritual Direction deserves recognition by directors, directees, counselors, students and practitioners of psychology, and religious educato



Handbook of Spirituality for Ministers Vol 2

Handbook of Spirituality for Ministers Vol  2 Author Robert J. Wicks
ISBN-10 9781616433376
Release 2017-03-23
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The Reluctant Spiritual Director

The Reluctant Spiritual Director Author Fleetwood Range
ISBN-10 9781606081747
Release 2008-10-27
Pages 146
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Spiritual direction is a particular way of walking the path of spiritual discovery in close company with another person. The Reluctant Spiritual Director speaks to both the prospective spiritual director, uncertain of his or her call, and the prospective directee, uncertain of the benefits. This book answers the most basic questions about spiritual direction: What is it? How does it work? Who does it? Would spiritual direction help me? Am I being called into this ministry myself? Though spiritual direction is an ancient Christian spiritual practice it has only recently been rediscovered by mainstream Christianity because of the widespread longing for something more.



Handbook for Spiritual Directees

Handbook for Spiritual Directees Author Philip St. Romain
ISBN-10 9780557776221
Release 2010
Pages 62
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"Handbook for Spiritual Directees is a collection of spiritual exercises that can be used by directees to stimulate reflection and discussion in spiritual direction. Spiritual directors will also find it a helpful resource in their ministry of supporting and guiding directees. Of course, anyone interested in spiritual growth can also make good use of this material, even if they are not in a formal, spiritual direction relationship." --from back cover.



The Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola

The Spiritual Exercises of St  Ignatius of Loyola Author Marian Cowan
ISBN-10 0937716049
Release 1981-01-01
Pages 240
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Spiritual Direction and Spiritual Directors

Spiritual Direction and Spiritual Directors Author Joseph Kozlowski
ISBN-10 1882972856
Release 1997-12-01
Pages 382
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Spiritual Direction and Spiritual Directors is a collection of teachings from four spiritual masters who have a world-wide reputation in the field of spiritual development: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, Thomas a Kempis, and St. Francis de Sales.i



On Holy Ground

On Holy Ground Author Anita M. Woodwell
ISBN-10 9781853118661
Release 2008
Pages 145
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Guided prayer is one of the main tools of spiritual direction and a popular focus for many retreats. Based on the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola, its aim is to help people make good choices that enable them to live in freedom before God. Prayerful reading of the scriptures and helping to interpret readers' reactions (which can be revealing) are its basic methods. This book explains the 'nuts and bolts' of this key aspect of spiritual direction.



Understanding the Spiritual Exercises

Understanding the Spiritual Exercises Author Michael Ivens
ISBN-10 0852444842
Release 1998
Pages 272
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Ever since the Spiritual Exercises were first published in 1548, they have been a popular and important resource for spiritual directors and directees. In this new translation, Michael Ivens draws on the wealth of previously published materials, as well as his extensive experience, to produce a new commentary that unravels the inner workings of the Spiritual Exercises. This new translation with detailed introductions to each section, helps directors arrive at a firm and nuanced understanding of this classic of western spirituality.



Group Spiritual Direction

Group Spiritual Direction Author Rose Mary Dougherty, S.S.N.D.
ISBN-10 9781616436308
Release 2017-01-09
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The Lived Experience of Group Spiritual Direction

The Lived Experience of Group Spiritual Direction Author Rose Mary Dougherty
ISBN-10 0809141760
Release 2003
Pages 288
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These moving, positive essays witness the experiences of participants in Shalem Institute's group spiritual direction workshops. Each author relates what he or she learned as a member, mentor or facilitator of a spiritual direction group--a community gathered together to seek and share a desire for God in communal silence, dialogue, intercessory prayer and discernment--and adapts it to a specific setting--the family, workplace, congregation, seminary, the homeless. The result is this collection--a loving, gentle testament to the power of spiritual direction groups--that enables young and old, clergy and laity of all faiths to realize, celebrate and proclaim a commonality of greater spiritual purpose. Fluid and well-honed, The Lived Experience of Group Spiritual Direction is of great value to seminarians, graduate students, church organizations, clergy and laity of all faiths, as well as to anyone seeking guidance on the value of group spiritual direction. It features biographies of its numerous contributors.



Companions in Grace

Companions in Grace Author Marian Cowan
ISBN-10 1556126700
Release 1993
Pages 246
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Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls

Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls Author Gary W. Moon
ISBN-10 9780830876969
Release 2009-09-20
Pages 254
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In recent years, many Christian clergy, laity and mental health professionals have rediscovered the ancient practices of spiritual direction. Seen as a refreshing alternative to the techniques and limitations of modern psychology, such practices offer new insights for pastoral care. But many remain unclear on what spiritual direction is and whether its methods are applicable to their own clients and parishioners. Spiritual direction is a practice of Christian soul care that is found most notably in the Catholic, Orthodox and Episcopal traditions but is also present in Wesleyan/Holiness, Pentecostal/charismatic, social justice and Reformed communities. Predating modern counseling and psychotherapy movements but sharing key principles and insights for spiritual formation, spiritual direction offers significant resources for today s pastors, counselors, therapists, chaplains and other caregivers attuned to the work of God in people s lives. In this landmark volume, editors Gary W. Moon and David G. Benner, along with a team of expert contributors, provide a comprehensive survey of spiritual direction in its myriad Christian forms. Specific chapters offer careful historical perspective and contemporary analysis of how Christians from various backgrounds have practiced spiritual direction, with particular attention to each tradition s definition of spiritual direction, the process of authentic transformation, the role of the spiritual director, indicators of mature spirituality and other aspects of the spiritual direction process. Chapters also provide psychological and clinical insight into how spiritual direction is similar to, different from and can be integrated with psychotherapy and pastoral counseling to help others experience spiritual transformation and union with God.



Spiritual Direction for Every Christian

Spiritual Direction for Every Christian Author Gordon H. Jeff
ISBN-10 0281059519
Release 2007
Pages 128
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For many years spiritual direction was regarded as an elitist activity, designed for the benefit of the clergy and a few specially devout laity. This book presents an alternative to that view, arguing that spiritual direction is a benefit which every Christian can enjoy. But if that is so, where will we find all the competent spiritual guides to meet this need? Gordon Jeff's answer is that in every congregation there are people - women and men, lay and ordained - who possess a latent gift for spiritual direction. To develop that gift, courses are now available in many parts of the country, but the Anglican Diocese of Southwark was the first in the field, and this book outlines methods which have proved their worth over nearly 25 years, and which have been widely adopted across the UK and beyond. This wise, practical handbook will be appreciated by all who would like to know how the skills of spiritual direction may be applied in their own congregation. It will also prove helpful as a concise introduction to the nature and purpose of direction, and how it relates to other forms of pastoral care and counselling. ""Gordon Jeff is a much-needed introduction to the sometimes too-offputing adventure of spiritual nourishmen."" Gordon Graham. Church of Ireland Gazette