An Introduction to Spiritual Direction

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809141746
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 2/17/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,156,743
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Ch. 1 History of Spiritual Direction 3
Ch. 2 What and Why of Spiritual Direction 7
Ch. 3 Actual Process of Spiritual Direction 23
Ch. 4 Qualities of a Good Spiritual Director 38
Ch. 5 Qualities to Encourage in a Directee 46
Ch. 6 Six Steps of Our Journey of Faith 53
Ch. 7 Three Obstacles to Grace and Their Remedies 67
Ch. 8 How to Discern God's Will 78
Ch. 9 Signs of Spiritual Progress 87
Ch. 10 Direction for Different Levels of Faith 98
Ch. 11 Four Steps of Individuation 124
Ch. 12 Spiritual Direction in Times of Crisis 139
Ch. 13 Spiritual Direction for the Different Temperaments 154
Ch. 14 Spiritual Direction for Contemplative Souls 171
Ch. 15 A Balanced Christianity 183
Ch. 16 Pitfalls in Spiritual Direction 196
Ch. 17 How to Deal with Extraordinary Spiritual Phenomena 202
Ch. 18 Facing Death and the Cross 208
Ch. 19 Facing the Future with Hope 214
Bibliography 222
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