The Gift of Spiritual Direction: On Spiritual Guidance and Care for the Soul

The Gift of Spiritual Direction On Spiritual Guidance and Care for the Soul 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

  • Title: The Gift of Spiritual Direction: On Spiritual Guidance and Care for the Soul
  • Author: Wilfrid Stinissen
  • ISBN: 9780764803857
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 wIt 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.

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    1. Hi I have read some chappers in this book, "the gift of spiritual life" translated into Vietnamese, my language. what an interesting book. I use it for my presentation. However, this book in Vietnamese is not exactly with its meaning in some paragraphs and words. I am a seminarian, I need this book in English for my reseach. Any one can help me to have it. Thanks so much email adress: Yangwu257@yahoo

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