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Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction

Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction

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Guenther uses the images of the spiritual director as host, teacher, and midwife to describe the ministry of spiritual direction today. She pays particular attention to spiritual direction for women, and addresses such down-to-earth questions as setting, time, and privacy. The stories of real people bring the practice of spiritual direction alive. "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. I am speaking to the beginner, those persons lay or ordained, with or without formal theological training, who find themselves drawn to this ministry. Perhaps they feel the stirring of their own unacknowledged gifts. Or perhaps they wonder about receiving direction, whether it is a ministry available to 'ordinary people' or reserved for the especially holy. I hope some dark corners will be illuminated and some questions answered."

Author: Margaret Guenther
Publisher: Cowley Publications
Published: 01/25/1992
Pages: 160
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.46h x 5.46w x 0.46d
ISBN: 9781561010561

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal 05/01/1992

About the Author
Margaret Guenther is an Episcopal priest, spiritual director, and retreat leader. She recently retired as professor of ascetical theology at The General Theological Seminary in New York, where she was the director of its Center for Christian Spirituality. Her other books include The Practice of Prayer and Toward Holy Ground: Spiritual Directions for the Second Half of Life.

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