Group Spiritual Direction: Community for Discernment

Practical guidance for offering and participating in spiritual direction in a group setting.


Seeking God Together: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction

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. The spirit is speaking. 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. Here is a book to help you and a group of soul friends listen for and with each other as you seek God together.

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

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.

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Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction

Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Or perhaps they wonder about receiving direction, whether it is a ministry available to ‘ordinary people' or reserved for the especially holy. The stories of real people bring the practice of spiritual direction alive. I am speaking to the beginner, those persons lay or ordained, with or without formal theological training, who find themselves drawn to this ministry.

She pays particular attention to spiritual direction for women, time, and addresses such down-to-earth questions as setting, and privacy. Condition: New. Perhaps they feel the stirring of their own unacknowledged gifts. Guenther uses the images of the spiritual director as host, teacher, and midwife to describe the ministry of spiritual direction today.

Tracking provided on most orders. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. I hope some dark corners will be illuminated and some questions answered. Isbn13: 9781561010561. In the pages that follow, i will attempt to describe the shape that spiritual direction might take for people of our time, aware that the subject is an elusive one.

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Sacred Companions: The Gift of Spiritual Friendship Direction

But we cannot go long in our Christian pilgrimage before realizing that isolation leads to spiritual barrenness. Through prayerful, guided attunement to God's activity, sacred companions provide care for the soul. We soon discover that our souls long for accompaniment, intimacy and spiritual friendship. Benner, well-accustomed to god's work through relationships, models the kind of traveling companion who can move us toward deeper intimacy with God.

Isbn13: 9781561010561. In this inviting guide, David G. As a result, many Christians today are rediscovering the ancient practice of spiritual direction. Tracking provided on most orders. The modern world has taught us to value autonomy and individualism. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! An ecpa 2003 gold medallion Finalist We need companions on our spiritual journey.

Spiritual direction moves beyond mere moral lifestyle accountability and goes deeper than popular notions of mentoring or discipling. Benner introduces readers to the riches of spiritual friendship and direction, explaining what they are and how they are practiced. If we are to experience significant spiritual formation and growth, our souls must be nurtured through spiritual companions.

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The Practice of Spiritual Direction

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.

Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Great product! Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Isbn13: 9781561010561. In thinking and practice they have absorbed the insights of modern psychotherapy, but have not been absorbed by them. Condition: New.

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Spiritual Companioning: A Guide to Protestant Theology and Practice

Drawing on decades of experience in spiritual direction, congregational ministry, and seminary teaching, this book offers a clear and rich introduction to the theology and practice of spiritual companioning in the Protestant tradition. Great product! . Isbn13: 9781561010561. Discussion questions are included.

The authors explore the topic in a biblically based and historically informed manner and give practical help for cultivating spiritual relationships in congregations and beyond, using stories throughout to illustrate key ideas. Among the smiling faces in church on sunday mornings are those who long for deeper, more genuine relationships within their local congregations--active, intentional relationships that nurture the soul and encourage personal encounters with God.

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Supervision of Spiritual Directors: Engaging in Holy Mystery Spiritual Directors International Books

This collection of essays is one of the first books in the field that help with the training of supervisors. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! The last decade has seen increased interest in the practice of spiritual direction, both from people feeling called to be spiritual directors, and from those seeking direction.

. But with the growth in the number of directors has come an increased need to train their supervisors. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Condition: New. Baker Academic. Great product! Written by spiritual directors who have years of experience in supervision between them, including: gender and sexuality; ethical dilemmas; working with diverse racial ethnic constituents; working with the differently abled; the parameters of supervision; the supervision of beginning directors, this book engages some of the leading voices in the field in an exploration of a wide variety of issues, and more.

An excellent textbook for those who feel called to the role of supervisor, as well as an important book for those who are already practicing in the field. Tracking provided on most orders. Isbn13: 9781561010561.


Awakening the Creative Spirit: Bringing the Arts to Spiritual Direction Spiritual Directors International Books

The new resource is designed to help spiritual directors and others use expressive arts in the context of spiritual direction. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Tracking provided on most orders. Isbn13: 9781561010561. Condition: New. It is the latest book in the unique SDI series, therapists, designed for professional spiritual directors, but also useful for clergy, and Christian formation specialists.

Baker Academic. Great product! Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. The spiritual directors international series – this book is part of a special series produced by Morehouse Publishing in cooperation with Spiritual Directors International SDI, a global network of some 6, 000 spiritual directors and members.

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An Open Place: The Ministry of Group Spiritual Direction

Great product! Condition: New. Baker Academic. Isbn13: 9781561010561. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! This book responds to the movement to expand spiritual direction beyond the classic on-with-one model. Group spiritual direction has the potential to offer the rich experience of individual spiritual direction to a much wider audience, yet very little has been written to provide guidance for starting such groups.

This book responds to that challenge. It outlines ways that a diverse and ecumenical group of spiritual directors worked to initiate groups in multiple contexts. It examines the many variables-among directors, directees, even meeting spaces-that affect and enliven this ministry. And it summarizes pitfalls, success, and discoveries.

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The Lived Experience of Group Spiritual Direction

Isbn13: 9781561010561. Tracking provided on most orders. Each author relates what he or she learned as a member, seminary, workplace, dialogue, congregation, mentor or facilitator of a spiritual direction group--a community gathered together to seek and share a desire for God in communal silence, intercessory prayer and discernment--and adapts it to a specific setting--the family, the homeless.

Great product! Baker Academic. Condition: New. Fluid and well-honed, graduate students, church organizations, clergy and laity of all faiths, The Lived Experience of Group Spiritual Direction is of great value to seminarians, as well as to anyone seeking guidance on the value of group spiritual direction.

Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! 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. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.

. These moving, positive essays witness the experiences of participants in Shalem Institute's group spiritual direction workshops. It features biographies of its numerous contributors.


Discernment: A Path to Spiritual Awakening

Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! This book is the gift of a discerning heart that offers both practical and inspirational wisdom to those who would live a discerning life. Great product! Condition: New. Used book in Good Condition. Isbn13: 9781561010561. Baker Academic. Tracking provided on most orders.

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