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by Gary W. Moon

eBook Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls: A Guide to Christian Approaches and Practices epub
  • ISBN: 0830827773
  • Author: Gary W. Moon
  • Genre: Christians
  • Subcategory: Christian Living
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: IVP Academic (May 8, 2004)
  • Pages: 254 pages
  • ePUB size: 1205 kb
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Gary W. Moon and David G. Benner are respected and visionary leaders in contemporary Christian soul care.

Gary W. Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls is an excellent resource for those seeking to understand major traditions of spiritual direction and distinguish among psychotherapy, spiritual direction and pastoral counseling. History, wisdom, faith and compassion meet in the pages of this book. Mark R. McMinn, Rech Professor of Psychology, Wheaton College, Author of Why Sin Matters).

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Start by marking Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls: A Guide to Christian Approaches and Practices as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. I picked up this book because I wanted a good introduction on the topic of spiritual direction. I was interested in seeing the approach of authors from different Christian traditions (Orthodox, Catholic, Episcopal, Reformed, Wesleyan, Social Justice, and Pentecostal). Gary W. Moon (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is director of the Martin Family Institute and Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.

This book helps us see how soul care is understood and practiced in the larger Christian world and among related disciplines of spiritual direction, pastoral counseling, and psychotherapy. Helen H. Cepero, Christian Reflection, February 2009). offers a sound alternative that taps into rich theological traditions and still seeks to answer questions that the modern soul is asking. The book is more than a history lesson or a 'how to' guide.

276 pages, softcover. InterVarsity Gary W. Moon (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is director of the Martin . The book offers a distinctive contribution to the growing literature on this vital subject. Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls: A Guide to Christian Approaches and Practices (9780830827770). Moon (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is director of the Martin Family Institute and Dallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formation at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He served as distinguished professor of psychology and Christian spirituality at Richmont Graduate University. Is anything more needed in our present culture than spiritual direction and soul care? I think not.

Spiritual direction is a practice of Christian soul care that is found most notably . Moon, David G. Benner. InterVarsity Press, 20 сент This book outlines how seven major traditions view Spiritual Direction.

Spiritual direction is a practice of Christian soul care that is found most notably in the Catholic, Orthodox and Episcopal traditions but is also present in Wesleyan/Holiness, tic, social justice and Reformed communities. InterVarsity Press, 20 сент. In recent years, many Christian clergy, laity and mental health professionals have rediscovered the ancient practices of spiritual direction. This book outlines how seven major traditions view Spiritual Direction. 1. Orthodox Christianity 2. Roman Catholic 3. Episcopal Читать весь отзыв.

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book by David G. Seen as a refreshing alternative to the techniques and limitations of modern psychology, such practices offer new insights for pastoral care. But many remain unclear on what spiritual direction is and whether its methods are applicable to their own clients and parishioners.

Each chapter contains a chart showing how that particular tradition of spiritual direction deals with presenting problems, goals of the intervention, and the procedures and the resources used to attain those goals

Each chapter contains a chart showing how that particular tradition of spiritual direction deals with presenting problems, goals of the intervention, and the procedures and the resources used to attain those goals. The seven chapters deal with Orthodox Christianity, Roman Catholicism, Episcopalianism, Reformed churches, Wesleyan Holiness denominations, the social justice tradition (read: mainline), and tic communions.

Spiritual direction is a practice of Christian soul care that is found most .

Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls: A Guide to Christian Approaches and Practices.

In recent years, many Christian clergy, laity and mental health professionals have rediscovered the ancient practices of spiritual direction. Seen as a refreshing alternative to the techniques and limitations of modern psychology, such practices offer new insights for pastoral care. But many remain unclear on what spiritual direction is and whether its methods are applicable to their own clients and parishioners. Spiritual direction is a practice of Christian soul care that is found most notably in the Catholic, Orthodox and Episcopal traditions but is also present in Wesleyan/Holiness, Pentecostal/charismatic, social justice and Reformed communities. Predating modern counseling and psychotherapy movements but sharing key principles and insights for spiritual formation, spiritual direction offers significant resources for todays pastors, counselors, therapists, chaplains and other caregivers attuned to the work of God in peoples lives. In this landmark volume, editors Gary W. Moon and David G. Benner, along with a team of expert contributors, provide a comprehensive survey of spiritual direction in its myriad Christian forms. Specific chapters offer careful historical perspective and contemporary analysis of how Christians from various backgrounds have practiced spiritual direction, with particular attention to each traditions definition of spiritual direction, the process of authentic transformation, the role of the spiritual director, indicators of mature spirituality and other aspects of the spiritual direction process. Chapters also provide psychological and clinical insight into how spiritual direction is similar to, different from and can be integrated with psychotherapy and pastoral counseling to help others experience spiritual transformation and union with God.
Comments: (7)
Beranyle
If not for my marked enthusiasm, I would be embarrassed to even admit my ignorance of the role and potential of an effective Spiritual Director (SD) in the ongoing discipleship process. I suppose the particular ministry circles of my youth and into my young adult life did not intersect with such a deliberate and strategic program in the ongoing development of those converted to faith in Christ. I suspect the greater emphasis in the Southern Baptist regions was placed primarily upon conversion and essentially stopped there. The idea of continued growth and accountability were discussed, but simply not a matter of priority - just make more (get the confession) - without equal attention to the discipleship process. For many within evangelical circles authentic transformation is what Dallas Willard referred to as a "gospel of sin management." The well-worn connotation, `stay away from beer, chew, and dates who do' sums up this group. This base characterization is a far stretch from the transformed lives of those redeemed through Christ's death in the synoptic gospels.

Spiritual direction is offered in response to deep careful reflection about a new relationship to God and the implications are of utmost important. Whereas pastoral counseling is often related to a specific chronic need - SD is in response to a lifelong pursuit of understanding myself in relationship to God and my passionate desire to follow His direction.
A recent reading of Glittering Images, authored by Susan Howatch was somewhat instrumental in offering a greater appreciation for one gifted in the art of spiritual direction in the life of one struggling to make sense of complex human relationships in light of our Christian calling. Godly direction and guidance was offered from an insightful and competent shepherd. My experience within Christianity has been somewhat devoid of such capable individuals. The scarcity of such direction with increased reports of emotional and spiritual distress within our society is very disturbing.
In my estimation, Spiritual Direction and Christian Soul Care makes a compelling case for a greater proliferation of pastors willing to step into this specific role and get involved in the messiness of people's lives in order to meet real needs within the body of Christ. However, this movement will require a strategic and deliberate movement within the profession to motivate and equip pastors to accomplish the tremendous task awaiting.
As stated in the introductory statements, an increased realization has occurred within the discipline of counseling for "the integration of psychology and theology" in addressing the needs of humanity. A clear need for developing helpful and necessary linkage between these distinct and yet harmonious disciplines of being human are fundamental to understanding human behavior.
It is critical for those who step into this counseling role understand the fundamental aspect of spiritual direction as offering help - not a one-time propositional statement. The ability to help a directee become aware of what God is doing through practical measures is critical to the individual's ongoing success and self-discovery. This will only happen through an attitude of humility, increased intimacy with God, and the ability to live-out the consequences of discoveries revealed within this dynamic relationship.
Although the human population is exploding, we have never been more alone in our relationship to others. Hence, we have books entitled, Bowling Alone (Robert Putnam), which substantiate through research, the increased deterioration of our community affiliations and decreased number of meaningful relationships. Unfortunately, the church has always been a reflection of the surrounding culture and shares these harmful characteristics. In summary, the role of spiritual director, as defined by Moon and Benner is a much-needed function within the church of Christ.
Eta
A very clear discussion of what Spiritual direction means; the book also compares and contrasts Spiritual direction with pastoral counseling and psychotherapy from different 'streams.' A very helpful book. Easy to read.
Bliss
The title says it all.
Jube
This is a wonderful collection on the subject, edited by two very good authors in their right. The one star review is puzzling in the least, and troubling at it's worst, I would ignore it and judge for yourself. Ironically, Marjorie Thompson (disciple of the late Henri Nouwen, whom I love) is cited. Makes me wonder if that "student" actually read this book?
riki
i like this book because it is inspiring in the care of souls, any soul, not only for spiritual direction but also for any person in charge of souls, I am reminded of the words of St. john Bosco, the founder of salesian congregation " da mihi animas " germana
Fearlessrunner
Very pleased.
Sharpbrew
I do not care for the repetitive format of this book, but appreciated reading how spiritual direction, therapy, and pastoral counseling vary from tradition to tradition.
It's okay. Not my favorite read, but not bad either.
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