Spiritual Direction in Context

Nick Wagner

Mar/2006, 192 Pages, PAPERBACK, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9780819222091



“God created us to be lovers,” writes Nick Wagner in his introduction to Spiritual Direction in Context. “When we love, we are in right relationship. We are acting for justice. The ministry of every spiritual director, in any context, is to serve as a guide into the depths of that love relationship.”

Here, in this provocative collection of essays, respected leaders in the field of spiritual direction explore the myriad of contexts in which this relationship takes place and offers practical ways to respond to them.

As the popularity of spiritual direction grows, directors are facing situations that monks and nuns – for centuries the exclusive practitioners of this profession – never had to face.

The essays in this book, drawn from Presence, the journal of Spiritual Directors International, look deeply at spiritual direction in a number of contexts, including the workplace, with the aging, in hospitals, with women’s groups, with youth, with the homeless, and with those in mourning.

Spiritual Direction in Context is the third in the SDI series.

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.
Series titles thus far include:

Discerning Life Transitions
Listening Together in Spiritual Direction

Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction

Awakening the Creative Spirit
Bringing the Arts to Spiritual Direction

Out of Darkness, Into Light
Spiritual Guidance in the Quran with Reflections from Jewish and Christian Sources

Tending the Holy
Spiritual Direction Across Traditions

The Heart of Spiritual Direction

Anglican Spiritual Direction

Faith Styles
Ways People Believe

Spiritual Direction in Context

Supervision of Spiritual Directors
Engaging in Holy Mystery

For more information on SDI, please visit www.sdiworld.org

Nick Wagner is editor of Presence, the journal of Spiritual Directors International. He lives in San Jose, California.

"An important book for the spiritual director and a very challenging and useful resource for those who sponsor and administer spiritual formation programs for spiritual directors."--Benedictines, Fall/Winter 2006
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