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.

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.

Handbook for Spiritual Directors

Handbook for Spiritual Directors Author Julie M. Douglas
ISBN-10 9781587686542
Release 2017-02-14
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Handbook for Spiritual Directors has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Handbook for Spiritual Directors also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Handbook for Spiritual Directors book for free.

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

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.

Seeking Spiritual Direction

Seeking Spiritual Direction Author Thomas Dubay
ISBN-10 0892838108
Release 1993
Pages 301
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A guide for Christians who are considering spiritual direction or who are already engaged in the process. It explains what spiritual direction is, the qualities to look for in a director, the process of finding a director and ways to develop a deeper prayer life.

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.

The Gift of Spiritual Direction

The Gift of Spiritual Direction Author Wilfried Stinissen
ISBN-10 0764803859
Release 1999
Pages 116
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It is a truism that we live in a time of renewed spiritual self-search and reflection -- the response, some suggest, to a feeling of meaninglessness or superficiality in one's spiritual life. Many people search for someone who will listen, guide, and encourage them -- but entrusting one's very soulcare to another calls for a gifted guide. Written for all those who in any way are involved in spiritual direction and pastoral care, or wish to prepare for the same, Stinissen's book discusses the qualities essential for such counselors/advisers and is meant to renew and strengthen the Church's role as a primary source for meaningful spiritual "therapy." Among the themes explored are listening; dialogue; false and real feelings of guilt; difficulties in prayer; discerning God's will. "Every person longs to be able to expose himself to another human being in his full reality, " writes Stinissen, "with his light and his darkness, and to be accepted and loved just as he is." To that end he emphasizes the important role and responsibility of a spiritual director or "soul friend." In addition to reflecting on specific qualities or qualifications of the director, Stinissen discusses some of the specific questions a director is likely to be asked by the directae and helpful ways of responding in various situations.

Looking Into the Well

Looking Into the Well Author Maureen Conroy
ISBN-10 0829408274
Release 1995
Pages 300
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"Maureen Conroy, author of the best-selling The Discerning Heart (Loyola University Press, 1993), offers another pioneering effort in the arena of spiritual direction and pastoral counseling. Looking into the Well: Supervision of Spiritual Directors is the first book-length treatment of the supervision and development of spiritual directors. Looking into the Well is specifically written with spiritual directors, supervisors, and educators of spiritual directors in mind. Proper supervision, the author declares, is necessary for the development of skilled spiritual directors. By providing examples of learning experiences for spiritual directors, supervisors, and training teams, Looking into the Well offers an experiential approach to the art and science of spiritual direction that can be used for personal reflection as well as for group discussion and role-playing. In addition, the book offers prayer and reflection experiences, case studies, evaluation methods, and other experiences for group and individual use. Examples of verbatim conversations between directors and supervisors are also included."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Spiritual Disciplines Handbook

Spiritual Disciplines Handbook Author Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
ISBN-10 9780830899111
Release 2015-12-19
Pages 344
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Maybe you long for a more intimate prayer life or deeper insight from God's Word but just don't know how to get there. Or maybe you want to learn about new spiritual disciplines like visio divina, unplugging or attentiveness. In Spiritual Disciplines Handbook Adele Calhoun gives us directions for our continuing journey toward intimacy with Christ. While the word discipline may make us want to run and hide, the author shows how desires and discipline work together to lead us to the transformation we're longing for—the transformation only Christ can bring. Instead of just giving information about spiritual disciplines, this handbook is full of practical, accessible guidance that helps you actually practice them. With over 80,000 copies in print, this well-loved catalog of seventy-five disciplines has been revised throughout and expanded to include thirteen new disciplines along with a new preface by the author. Mothers, fathers, plumbers, nurses, students—we're all on a journey. And spiritual disciplines are for all of us who desire to know Christ deeply and be like him. Here is direction for our desire, leading us to the ultimate destination: more of Christ himself.

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

Navigating the Interior Life

Navigating the Interior Life Author Daniel Burke
ISBN-10 1937155862
Release 2012
Pages 161
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What is spiritual direction and my spiritual direction? What are my "blind spots" and how can I uncover them? What keeps me from all the spiritual riches Christ has for me? How can I better understand where I am in my spiritual progress? Daniel Burke's Navigating the Interior Life will give you the tools you need to understand how and why we grow and die in the spiritual life and what we can do about it.

Companions in Grace

Companions in Grace Author Marian Cowan
ISBN-10 1556126700
Release 1993
Pages 246
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Companions in Grace has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Companions in Grace also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Companions in Grace book for free.

Seeking God Together

Seeking God Together Author Alice Fryling
ISBN-10 9780830878154
Release 2009-11-20
Pages 154
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The Spirit is speaking. 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. Her book will help you know what to expect and fully equip you for the different aspects of the group experience, including learning to listen to God, using Scripture in a group, navigating different personalities, setting group expectations and asking life-giving questions. 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.

Practical Theology

Practical Theology Author Peter Kreeft
ISBN-10 9781586179687
Release 2014-11-20
Pages 400
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Saint Thomas Aquinas has been admired throughout the ages for his philosophical brilliance and his theological sanity, but author and professor Peter Kreeft thinks the practical spiritual wisdom of Aquinas is just as amazing. In this book, Kreeft brings together 358 useful, everyday insights from Aquinas' masterpiece the Summa Theologiae. He pairs these easily digestible quotes from the Summa with his own delightfully written commentary in order to answer the kinds of questions real people ask their spiritual directors. These 358 passages from the Summa have helped Kreeft in his own struggles to grow closer to the Lord. His practical, personal, and livable advice is the fruit of his labors to apply the insights of Aquinas to his own quest for sanctity, happiness, and union with God.